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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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Jan 24, 2024

Well, the theme of these last few calls is how do we adapt to the season.  The season would be winter who brought lots of cold and annoying ice to the mix for the runners of Season 14.  Addie shares some tips on training in the cold and even got out in -25 herself.  Amanda is figuring it out and getting her training in!  Enjoy.

Jan 23, 2024

Brittany and her PNW people have been dealing with lots of unique weather, mainly ice, that has made training tricky.  Ian suggests some ways to keep the long efforts exciting and interesting and where Brittany should put her focus! Enjoy the show!

Jan 23, 2024

Helen Mino Faukner has been named the  #7 female ultra runner of the year by ultra running magazine. She recently had a podium finish at one of the most competitive ultra marathons in the world , CCC 100k. She is positive, always smiling and always wearing heart shaped glasses. 

We can’t say enough good things about Helen. At age 27 she has managed to figure out a few things that take most of us a lot longer. She is living her life aligned with her values and not letting her ego get in the way. We talk about her background, the coaching style that works best for her, how yoga has helped her trail running, and her upcoming races. We also hear the story behind those awesome heart shaped glasses. This one will leave you feeling inspired!

IG - @helenredcloud

Jan 22, 2024

Sheila is dealing with what so many runners and people with big goals might be dealing with, a demanding work schedule.  Sheila shares it has been hard to get in all the work but Lindsay makes sure she knows she is in a normal place and the training can be a priority too.  Enjoy the show!

Jan 18, 2024

Mari is dealing with winter which seems to be the theme of the week for all of our runners in the project.  We talk about mindset for the long runs, especially the end of them, so she can start the mental prep of what it will take to tackle the 50k.  We talk a bit about fueling for these efforts and her upcoming training half marathon!  Enjoy the show.

Jan 16, 2024

Mary Davison is an 82-year-old long distance backpacker; she is a retired Pastor and Grandmother of 10. She began long distance backpacking at age 60 and has accomplished the Triple Crown, The Appalachian Trail (2,198 miles) , Pacific Crest Trail (2,653 miles) , and the Continental Divide (3,028 miles). She is also the author of two books with a third on the way. 

Mary has redefined what it means to be old. On this podcast we discuss Mary’s accomplishments as an older backpacker. We also discuss the fear that keeps us from doing things and how to overcome it. Mary is an inspiration and wants everyone to know they don’t have to stop hiking because of their age.

Her books include:

Old Lady on the Trail: Triple Crown at 76

Aren’t You Afraid?: American Discovery Trail From The Atlantic Ocean to Nebraska

Jan 9, 2024

 Amanda is nailing her training recently but has one hang up we delve into on the episode.  She hasn't run alone on trails so Addie and Scott give her a crash course on things to consider.  The elements, animals, people, and etiquette. It's a question and concern we get pretty often as coaches so we hope you enjoy the chat!

Dec 31, 2023

Brittany conitnues to get all of her training in through the busy season.  Coach Ian helps put pain verse discomfort in perspective which is a good lesson for all runners and athletes. Brittany sees PT for shoulder and hip issues but seems to be good!  Enjoy the show!

Dec 30, 2023

On this episode Scott and Mari have a great conversation about where her training is and how she is feeling.  She has nailed every effort in the training and is experiencing some of the heavy legs we get when volume increases.  We talk about headphones and when to use and not use them.  We make sure Mari keeps her evening walks and she celebrates her 38th birthday!  Enjoy.

Dec 29, 2023

Coach Addie guides Amanda through early training and gives some great information on fueling needs that Amanda will have to consider for her long efforts.  We break down where she runs based on trail, road/path, and indoors.  Scott had to ask when they stopped believing in Santa, if ever!  Enjoy.

Dec 28, 2023

Coach Ian and his runner for Season 14 catch up on her training.  She hit her first double digit run at 10 miles and is feeling generally good, with some fatigue to be expected. Ian coaches her up on some concepts of fueling that she can put into practice!

Dec 27, 2023

Travis and his coach Scott navigate some recovery issues stemming from a couple different issues but he seems to be on the mend and ready to train well for his first 50 miler in Sedona.  He is coming back from a hernia surgery and learning how to deal with some  out of whack liver enzymes.  We hope you enjoy hearing the stories of everyday people training for big things!

Dec 26, 2023

On this episode coach Lindsay helps Sheila navigate some new experiences and gives some great coaching on dealing with the running in the winter issue we all have this time of year.  Sheila is a new runner from Grannd Junction, Colorado training for her first ultra in Sedona in April!

Dec 20, 2023

On this episode Noel catches us up with her training and takes the second half to interview her coach to get to know her better!

Dec 12, 2023

As Brittany tries to stay consistent through the changing weather and holiday season which it seems she is doing a pretty good job with she takes some time out to interview her coach on this episode to learn more about him.  She had some great questions and the conversation was awesome. We hope you enjoy!

Dec 12, 2023

Kris & Carly do a quick update before heading to the holiday break!  We will be back January 16th with new episodes!

Dec 7, 2023

Mari is on a roll and has some more firsts to share with everyone including a consecutive days in a row running. She also sticks to the theme of the week and interviews her coach Scott for the second half of the show. Hope you enjoy!

Dec 5, 2023

Sierra started running ultras in 2015 and has excelled in the 100-mile distance. On this podcast we talk her recent win at the USATF 24-hour national championship, what that means to her and what she hopes to gain from that experience. We also discuss a recent 100-mile race, the Bear 100. This is one of the best stories of mental toughness and resiliency we have ever heard. Sierra is incredibly disciplined; she puts in high mileage and balances her time to train and race. You will be inspired to get those miles in after hearing this one.

 

IG- @sdegroff

Dec 4, 2023

Amanda flips the script and interviews her coach Addie Bracy on today's episode.  We talk about imposter syndrome in new runners and in general and it's a conversation most of us have had if even with ourselves.  Other topics that came up were what is the biggest lesson from endurance efforts from a mental standpoint?  How does running on trail verse road change the meditative benefits of running?    We hope you enjoy!

Nov 28, 2023

Kris first met Steve in Texas a couple years ago while crewing at Bandera 100k. Steve has done some amazing things. He is one of the most supportive people she has ever met she has never known anyone who steps in as much as he does to help others achieve their big goals. While recently crewing and pacing a friend, Beth, for the Bear 100 in Utah, Steve shared his why. Kris was so moved by it she told him he needed to come on the podcast and share more.

We love a podcast guest that makes you feel inspired to do more giving. Steve is a 21-year retired Air Force veteran; he has been searching to find his purpose and live a life that is in line with his principals. Steve shares his journey after retiring that takes us through his Dad’s passing and becoming sober. He has immersed himself in the trail running community. Steve is making an impact through Band of Runners and bringing awareness to drug and alcohol addiction. Steve is a wonderful person who loves connecting people. I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as we did.

 

Nov 21, 2023

Alexa has had some big changes since we last talked. She is still leading by example and empowering women to do big things. 

We had another great conversation with Alexa. She is still busy but has found a way to shift her priorities and conquer big goals. Alexa shares her journey to running Bigfoot 200 and gives a full race recap. She merged her passion for mountain running with the need to raise awareness for gun violence. Alexa continues her mission to raise funds and awareness while setting her sights on Cocodona 250. When we talk to Alexa, we feel the support and enthusiasm for anything we want to accomplish. She truly is our Wonder Woman!

IG -@alexahasman

https://runsignup.com/runtoendgunviolence?fbclid=IwAR1rYt0h-8x2KP3eNauDWUGgyx9XKUDr_AQ5b-y21R6_9VBQMlmCl2XKJcg_aem_AYDsX5GMFaH-CVsk-HOw4RhUOdDdydqBxrnZxUCIUXzjubHBxqRbvlWSLhaWGdkCx0o

IG - @uphill_athlete

https://momsdemandaction.org/about/ 

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!

Nov 16, 2023

Coach Addie Bracy and Scott chat with Amanda to see how her last couple weeks of training have gone.  She is dealing with work stress, don't we all, but Addie has some great tips for managing it all.  We bring up the beer mile and have a little fun planning one.  Amanda is training for her first ultra in Sedona next April!

Nov 14, 2023

Coach Ian Sharman and Scott talke with Brittany about early training and how she is handling it so far. We dive into how she recovers from multiple overnight shifts in a row and how her upcoming schedule can be managed.  She plans on more social runs to find more accountability and local community.  Enjoy the show!

Nov 14, 2023

Tara has been diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis, she has found healing through trail running with her husky, Suki and hopes to show others that they can move their bodies even if they are diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Tara is on a mission to show people a diagnosis does not mean you have to stop doing what you love. She has taken charge of her health and wants to encourage others to do the same. We discuss what it means to have a diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis and how to move through it. Tara is incredibly positive and driven to help people. This conversation left us feeling inspired.

 

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