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Becoming Ultra

Becoming Ultra is all about that first Ultra. We follow other runners training for their first Ultra, interview race directors of Ultra's, talk training tips, and just about anything for that next, very long, step.
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Nov 16, 2023

Most endurance athletes have heard about post race blues. In this short one I give 6 ways to plan for it should it happen so you are ready to move on mentally and physically from your epic adventures, races, and other efforts!

Oct 9, 2023

Scott and Dylan have a great conversation that goes all over the place. 

  • What's on his radar now that he is a dad (product)
  • What are some over talked about topics in the world of ultra running
  • What it's like working with his spouse on FreeTrail and why it works well
  • A fun brainstorm on new ideas in running biz
  • The importance of volunteering, especially for elite/pro's
  • How he manages his "violent" schedule

We hope you enjoyed the show!

 

Becoming Ultra Season 14

FreeTrail

Sep 30, 2023

Scott and Jason Fitzgerald catch up on all things running from group run etiquette to losing his voice cheering for one mile racers.  We talk about why he has kept a running journal for decades and so much more in a fun conversation from the Strength Running founder. 

 

 

Sep 21, 2023

Scott had a chance to interview Phil Parsons the day before he embarks on the 444 mile Natchez Trace effort.

The Natchez Trace is a 444-mile stretch of road that begins in Nashville and ends in Natchez, MS. To date, no one holds the record for the fastest known time (FKT), Natchez-trace-parkway-FKT completing the southbound journey on foot. This adventure is exactly what I am going to do this September — Suicide Awareness Month — to bring awareness to the issues of mental health and suicide among Veterans. 

His story is one that is too commonly ended with a less positive outcome.  We have to love on our veterans and share what is bringing them together!  Running is often the answer, or a piece of it.  Hope you enjoy the show!

Aug 28, 2023

Join Scott and his partner with Adventure Leadership Retreats, Cale Pearson.  After spending time doing hards things and getting others to do and succeed at hard things, we wanted to bring an event that combined the skills we learn doing these things with leadership skills that can help in work, sport, and life.  The inaugural leadership retreat is coming in Februaury of 2024 in beautiful Costa Rica.  Learn more here

Aug 25, 2023

On this episode Scott interviews his friend and client about the recently completed Tahoe 200.  From running to manage weight to full on catching the ultra bug, Brent shares his story of the first thought to do a 200 to the training and ultimately the effort itself.  We think most every day runners will enjoy this show!  Thanks for listening!

Aug 23, 2023

Scott got to talk with his Aunt on the show today.  And while she could probably spend a whole episode sharing travel adventures and recipes (she's an amazing cook) we decided that debunking myths around wound care in 2023 would be a much more helpful and practical subject.  We talk about the differences in care over the last couple decades and give some tactics that can help you and your family take care of cuts, abrasions, and more.   While this inofrmation is great for us runners who catch a toe every once in awhile it's really just good information for everyone.

My favorite parts:

  • Her friend and the malfunctioning hiking pole
  • Her laceration on the trail that cut the trip short
  • The breakdown of best practices for new wounds
  • The retelling of Scott's forearm gash on an island in Alaska

Enjoy the show!

Aug 18, 2023

Becoming Ultra is to share the stories of everyday people doing amazing things.  Check out the new intro and voice talent to kick things off.  Scott goes all the way back to 2015 to do a quick recap of every season since the projects inception.  He shares where Season 14 is going to be and shares the new vision for Team BU 2.0.

Enjoy the show!

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May 10, 2023

We had the chance to talk to Luke Tuttle of Ultra Running Destinations.  He uses the site to review trails and events all over the world. On this episode we got to talk about some of the amazing locales and adventures Luke has been on and we get to learn more about his story. If you like running and travel, you'll love this episode.. Thanks for listening!

Jan 14, 2023

Scotty Kummer Started Ten Junk Miles around the sane time we got rolling with Becoming Ultra.  We bounce around a bunch of topics on the show today from the uniqueness of the 100 miler he race directs to the importance of consistency in running and podcasting.  Enjoy the show!

Dec 10, 2022

Join Scott as he catches everyone up on ways to engage and be a part of the Becoming Ultra community from year long challenges to hyper seasonal challenges and everything else!  Enjoy the show. 

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Nov 24, 2022

We were so excited to get the founder of the Pacuare Outdoor Center on the show to talk about how the business came to be and why doing eco tourism the right way is so important.  We wanted to do our retreats a bit different so we are getting off the grid and away from the traditional tourists traps in Costa Rica and we can't wait to show you all how to run  and adventure in this beautiful country!

The retreat!

Oct 22, 2022

Advice and well wishes and lots of love for the runners of Season 12!  Enjoy!

Jun 15, 2022

We wanted to put together something more organized for the Season 12 race weekend and this is what we came up with, an epic St. Augustine, Florida weekend with running, adventure, amazing food, and of course, the ocean!

We hope you'll consider joining us!

Be Ultra Coastal Retreat

May 13, 2022

The crew and racer Amanda Follmar from last week's Miwok 100k in the Marin Headlands come together to talk about the experience.  When people come together, good stuff happens!  We think you'll enjoy this one and be sure to share with your crew for your next race!

Mar 24, 2022

Coach Scott Jones fields a handful of questions from runners.  Is cadence that important?  How do you maintain 100 mile weeks?  How do you get better running downhill?  Enjoy the show!

Feb 25, 2022
Coach Ellie, Scott, Lene, and Caitlin had a fun conversation about creek crossings and finally everyone is running again!  Enjoy the show.  Thanks to Venga CBD for today's show. 
Feb 18, 2022

Hillary, Scott, Jeremy, and Evangelyn have a great conversation of the expectations on your running when you give so much to others all day long.  Parents, busy students, and many more of you will definitely be able to relate.  Enjoy and much thanks to Venga CBD for sponsoring today's show!

Jan 13, 2022

Coach Scott Jones and Venga CBD founder Jay OHare bust out the year long calendar to talk about how to efficiently and effectively plan your year of training. Whether you are running your first ultra or training for multiple events you'll walk away with a few ideas and concepts on better planning for endurance athletes!

 

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Jan 1, 2022

To kick the year off right we got to know a new partner of Becoming Ultra today! Jay OHare and Scott sit down to talk about how Jay got into the business world and especially this newest endeavor.  We talk science of CBD, training principles, and hard physical and business experiences.  Enjoy the show and go here to learn more and get a little discount from our newest partner!

Dec 19, 2021

On the 7th run things got real.  Especially if you have never run mile repeats before.  Enjoy and get after it!

Aug 18, 2021

Bob Becker is the race director of the Keys 100 and has many adventures he shares with us on the show today.  His input on longevity is inspiring as he is proving age is definitely just a number.  We hope you enjoy as much as we did!

Nov 26, 2020

This is a little different than what you are used to from us here at Becoming Ultra.  In 1981 a grad student at West Virginia University was given three months to live after a bout of cancer from 1978 came back with a vengeance. This episode is about him and how it may apply to you and your goals!

Nov 6, 2020

Last year, a bunch of runners, coaches, mentors, veterans, and everyday amazing people convened in the Texas hill country outside of San Antonio for the annual Band Of Runners trail camp.  The weekend long event of camaraderie, education, and lots of trail finished with a fun take on the backyard ultras.  The event was a 1.07 mile loop t be done in a certain time.  Last person standing was crowned the champion.  It started out mellow but like any good group of runners and a hint of competitive fire, it got a little crazy out there.  This episode was taken from that evening.  Goofy and inspiring interviews to try and capture the essence of that night and the camp.  We hope you enjoy. And, consider donating to Band Of Runners to keep it rolling!

Sep 29, 2020

One of our biggest goals at Becoming Ultra is coming up with fun and unique ways to get people running more and with more meaning.  This episode is about the newest concept, a running league.  Listen to the short episode to hear how we came up with it and other details to get involved!

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