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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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Feb 8, 2017

Every once in awhile when our parent Athlete On Fire has a show that speaks to the Becoming Ultra audience, we release it over here.  Jim Walmsley is a thoughtful, humble, and competitive runner that finds ways to relate to runners of all levels during this interview. 

 

Enjoy.

Feb 4, 2017

Grady and Tina.  One from Alabama and one from Texas.  One with a kid at home, school, and work. One with a wife and pup running buddy.  Both with a similar goal.  Meet the runners of season 4 of Becoming Ultra where we follow the journey of a couple runners from the start of their training to race day!

Jan 26, 2017

On this episode our host talks about why running in an organized event isn't always the best option.  Sometimes you just need to run for your self and leave the extrinsic motivators out of the equation.  Also, the team people from all over the country (yes we can say that now) are signing up for and why Scott is running 62 miles on his dad's birthdays.  His why's may be similar to yours.   

Jan 21, 2017

On this episode we sort through all of the applications and finally, to two lucky runners who will be featured as the Becoming Ultra Season 4 runners!  What is their "why"? Are they too experienced?  Did someone pee on the floor?  Yeah, you'll just have to listen to this one!

 

Jan 16, 2017

The community in the ultra running world is always considered top of the sporting world.  Hear about some niche communities on today's show.

Jan 7, 2017

Learn all about the newest season that follows 2 runners on their goal to running their first ultra.

Dec 27, 2016

When trail running is of value by itself and you want to share that fact with the running world and veterans you make something happen. In this case, the Band Of Runners Trail Camp was launched.  Learn from the runners who are making this concept a reality and why they decided to go for it.  Coming in 2017!

Dec 19, 2016

On this episode we have a chance to sit down and talk about asthma.  Opinions, facts and some bigger picture thoughts on how to live with the ailment as a runner.  Warren has had asthma his whole life and with a few recents changes in his diet he hasn't used his meds for over 3 years.  Other considerations such as the money it makes for big pharma and more. 

Becoming Ultra is a resource for runners of all levels, and especially newbie ultra runners!

Dec 12, 2016

When Steven Wiseman started training for the North Face Endurance Challenge 50 miler he was 40 pounds heavier and had only barely run a half marathon. How has this process of training for an ultra changed him and those around him?  What is next for him?  Listen to today's show.  Thanks!

Nov 29, 2016

If I told you today that in 6 months you would be running 50 miles, and the longest you have run to date is a half marathon, could you do it?  Well, our runner for season 3, Steven Wiseman, is about to find out this weekend.  We chat about what the last few days look like with his coach, Liza Howard.  Mental and physical prep the week of and up to the start line and he tells us who he is running for. Enjoy the show.

Nov 12, 2016

Steven is surprised about something he didn't plan for for his first marathon. You will probably be able to relate.  That and more from his first marathon.  Liza and Scott are just here for comic relief today.

Oct 29, 2016

Liza and Scott share stories from their first marathon, that just happened to be the same one.  Steven is gearing up for his first marathon ever and it is just a part of his training.  Also, what are some thoughts on recovery.  Thanks for joining us on the Becoming Ultra show!

Oct 19, 2016

On this episode we have a chance to see what the fuss was all about at the Team RWB Trail running camp.  What did Liza and Steven learn from the coaches and runners?  What in the heck is runners flu? If anything.  Also, how facing the toughest things in life makes us all better for it.  We hope you enjoy the show.

Sep 26, 2016

Our host had an experience on the treadmill and the same day found some science to support it.  Is fatigue totally in your head?  Also, DNFing is such a daunting concept.  Most of us have been there or will be one day but what about focusing on the startline and letting the cards fall where they may.

Enjoy this episode of the Becoming Ultra show!

Sep 19, 2016

Recovery week!  Steven has one coming up and we dive in a bit more on the why and how of recovery as it pertains to the bigger picture of training for a first ultra!   Learn more at www.becomingultra.com.

Aug 4, 2016

Today's show was originally released on the Athlete On Fire show but sometimes the story just needs to be told.  We all know someone who has overcome big things in their own life or we need to be that person that does.  This is one of those stories.  Nothing more magical than someone who decides to truly change for the better. This person just happens to run ultras now!

Jul 16, 2016

Steven has been training for his first ultra for about 5 weeks now and he already has learned so much about himself.  On this show we talk about running in the rain and considerations to make it better, or to not run in it at all.  He is experiencing dead legs so we troubleshoot the possible causes and we start down a rabbit hole on what podcasts we listen to on runs!  Enjoy this one on the Becoming Ultra Show.

Jul 14, 2016

A new series called Summer Repeats to help train you on things when you aren't running.  Unique drills and training tips. A call for designers and design ideas for Becoming Ultra apparel. We feature a running related Instagram feed. The 33 Shake team updates us on the end of their cross country USA tour.  All this and updates for Season 3.  Enjoy the Becoming Ultra show.

Jul 2, 2016

Steven has been training for a couple weeks and we wanted to see how the formal training has affected his mindset.  We talk hydration, heat training, and best practices in these early summer months.  How and why would you make an ice bandana? Thanks for following along the Becoming Ultra show!

Jun 25, 2016

Becoming Ultra began a little over a year ago with the idea of videoing some runners training for their first ultra. Three seasons later a podcast, website, and countless videos have been created.  We have thousands of downloads per months and a great community is developing.  This is the show to start the planning to keep this around for a long time.  Not unlike running an ultra, we are in it for the long haul and hope you'll be a part of this.  Thanks for listening!

Jun 18, 2016

The Becoming Ultra is showcasing yet another runner training for a 50 miler with the coaching help of one of the best ultra runners out there, Liza Howard.  We talk about his best and worst experiences running to date, what he is excited about, as well how his relationship with his coach will work.  We hope you enjoy and learn something from the show!

Jun 11, 2016

This picking show is always pretty fun but inevitably we always wonder if we made the right choice after it's all said and done.  Will the runner respect the process?  Will they flake?  Will they give up at the first sign of adversity?  Did the other runners offer more?

After it's all said and done, there is no bad choice.  A bunch of runners who want to experience something EPIC have put themselves out there.  We are excited to help the runner we picked and hope that you all will get involved in this community of support and passion for BEcoming Ultra.

 

Jun 4, 2016

On this episode we share some needed changes to the very hectic Season 3 of the project.  We talk about mindset when you suffer big injuries and Warren Pole of 33 Shake comes on to talk about his cross country trip in the USA and the changes to labels by way of the FDA.  Thanks for listening.

May 27, 2016

A listener, Lisa, is on her feet at work for 50 hours a week, is a single mom with two teenagers, and is training for ultras.  We brainstorm a few training concepts she may be able to use in her training that will be good for anyone who is busy balancing work, life, and the important stuff, running. We also have to remind everyone that season 3 applications are being taken now for the Becoming Ultra Project!

 

May 17, 2016

The Becoming Ultra Project is about to begin season 3 and we share some of the details, including the launch date!  Also, Warren is on the road baking in the sun and finding amazing running communities and Nathan and Run Gum are getting ready for the Olympic season with an interesting event of their own. Enjoy the Becoming Ultra show!

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