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Becoming Ultra

The 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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Jul 3, 2020

Take a listen to the runners who applied for the newest season of Becoming Ultra.  It's not easy putting yourself out there so major props to these amazing people all over the country.

Mar 30, 2020

Scott and Liza talk about the unique run series they came up with to get through the spring and summer with purpose and lots of fun! http://becomingultra.com/band-together-run-series/

Mar 12, 2020

Liza Howard and Scott Jones hop on a call to talk about the crazy and stressful week she just endured.  Just crazy stuff most people wouldn't expect.  We talk coaching  can caring and a lot more! Enjoy!

Feb 21, 2020

Emily got back on track, then missed a couple.  Dealing with doubt on the way to a big goal is completely normal. We dive in on that subject today!

Jan 15, 2020

Scotty Mills is a legend in the world of ultra running.  He took the time to deliver a speech about what the sport has done for him over the span of his life as a runner and race director.  If you believe in the power of community, you'll love this talk.  Thanks for listening!

Dec 11, 2019

Dave Mackey has had a most interesting career in endurance sports and it only got crazier in the last few years.  He shares his story of a fateful day on the trails near Boulder, Colorado at the Band Of Runners trail camp this past November. We know you'll enjoy!  Oh, you should go donate to this awesome organization while you are at it!

Oct 28, 2019

Chelsea embarked on one heck of a training cycle with her coach, Ellie.  Moving across country and changing jobs and her routine, she was able to get the training needed for a successful race in Virginia.  Enjoy her story and her recap on the show today. Thanks!

Jul 20, 2019

All thing Becoming Ultra from the last week!

Jun 19, 2019

A couple nights before the Dirty 30 50k in Colorado Scott hosted a little pre race dinner for some friends and Team BU teammates.  They had to go answer a handful of questions while dinner was served in the Becoming Ultra studio!!  Listen to those answers as well as some nonsense a few minutes before the start of the race on that Saturday morning.  Thanks for listening.

Jun 10, 2019

Steph's first time working out and running in Colorado. Cue in Scott to take the reigns from early wake up calls, to training clients, and gaining a lot of experience, to seeing over mountain tops. How much can you slam into 5 days in Colorado?? Enjoy this episode!

Apr 29, 2019

On this episode, we aren't calling it a "special", but it is different from our usual podcast, Rebecca and Payton join in on a call to discuss the Trail Sister's criteria for races to be featured as Trail Sisters approved races on their site. Join us for some interesting discussion on the female athlete in the trail running world, enjoy!

Apr 8, 2019

The crew at Becoming Ultra will be out to cover first time ultra runners en masse!  Today's short episode covers the details of the unique media coverage!

Mar 21, 2019

Nutrition is a huge component to our life that can make a difference in how we perform physically and emotionally.  Make sure you are fueling your body to provide it the nutrients it needs for energy and recovery.  I provide tips on how to assure you are giving yourself the best advantage to fuel your day with good foods and good habits.  This is definitely a topic we will address several more times.

 

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Mar 18, 2019

Beast Mode Challenge

Pick one of the three challenges to complete this week to push yourself outside your comfort zone and feel amazed with what you CAN do!

#1 Stair Challenge- Run up 10 flights (more or less but 10 if you have 10) and when you get to the top do 10 burpees...repeat 10 times to get a total of 100 burpees and a LOT of stairs.  Do this at least twice this week and feel the burn!!!

 

#2 Strength Workouts- Pick 3 workouts (pushups, pull ups, lunges, squats, burpees, etc.) and do 10 of each every hour for 8 hours.  Complete this workout at least 3 times this week to get your heart pumping throughout the day, build strength and feel great!

 

#3 Walk/Run- Walk/Run for at least 30 minutes every day this week.

 

Links and Resources:

Follow me @be.ultra.living on Instagram for more information and inspiration on ultra living.

 

Feb 7, 2019

Today we brought Andrea from Team BU on the show. Andrea is a loving mom to three little girls who are full of energy. Andrea  shares her love for running trails and her goals for 2019 while juggling kids and work and training. Hope you enjoy the show today and come back for even more!

Jan 1, 2019

Race Directing, like running, throws curveballs all the time.  Bandera had to change their venue last minute and we had a chance to talk with Chris, the race director, to make it easier on everyone.  It's still going to be an amazing day!

Dec 16, 2018

Sleep is important, but how can we use sleep deprivation in races? Should we train when sleep deprived? How can we avoid being sleep deprived? This episode is dedicated to both sides continuing on with the December Series here at Becoming Ultra. Hope this podcast is useful especially in these stressful times.

Jul 24, 2018

Had a chance to chat with Scotty Kummer about a bunch of different things in the ultra running world and life.  His show has a similar vibe that anyone can get out there and do some amazing things so we thought it would be a great chance to share his story!  Talked about the toughest event he has done, why Minnesota is underrated for running, and why he started Ten Junk Miles among other things.  Enjoy the show!

Jul 23, 2018

Nick Clark and his buddy got an itch to try a pretty wild route across one of the most breathtaking mountain ranges in Colorado.  4.5 days, 103 miles, and 53,000 vertical later and they lived to tell about it all.  Nick shares the logistics and more from his epic adventure!  Enjoy.

Jun 24, 2018

Liza Howard gets to meet her newest runner in this first Season 6 episode with Dan Demore.  He has a great weight loss story as well as he will try to navigate losing more on his journey to become ultra.  He started to run roughly a year ago and we think the story why will inspire!  Lots of fun on this first call to get to know Dan.  It's gonna be a heck of a season!  Be sure to follow the journey on Facebook too!

May 25, 2018

The Kaniksu Ultras are coming soon and we wanted to learn more about the story behind this awesome event.  We talked with the event directors and runners to give some perspective on this awesome event in Washington state!

Apr 18, 2018

Red is ready to get to Zion and get after it. Hear who she runs for and why she runs!  Enjoy the show.

Mar 26, 2018

Susan just got back from a skiing trip in Colorado and while she was very active, she didn't get in her regular miles so we focus on what the last month of training will look like and where she will be getting those climbing legs ready for Zion!  Thanks for listening.

Nov 21, 2017

On this short episode we give you insight to what all is going on with Becoming Ultra in the coming month.  A recording schedule to keep you motivated and learning and some good news about your chance to run in the Rocky Mountains!

Nov 15, 2017

Every once in awhile a show at Athlete On Fire is too good to pass up for the Becoming Ultra audience.  This was one of the best conversations I've had in awhile, and it was pretty much all about running shoes.  We go some places that you may never have considered when regarding your purchases.  Let's leave it at that. 

Enjoy the show!

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