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!
Advice and well wishes and lots of love for the runners of Season 12! Enjoy!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
On the 7th run things got real. Especially if you have never run mile repeats before. Enjoy and get after it!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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/
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
All thing Becoming Ultra from the last week!
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.
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!
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!