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!
My First Ultra is a purely entertaining account of random runners and their first ultra. Whether they completed it or failed horribly we figure someone out there will learn something. Did they hallucinate, eat enough, chafe their little legs off? Listen and find out! Warning...eff bombs on this episode. She couldn't help herself.
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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.
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!
The community in the ultra running world is always considered top of the sporting world. Hear about some niche communities on today's show.
Learn all about the newest season that follows 2 runners on their goal to running their first ultra.
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!
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!
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!
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.
Warren Pole of 33 Shake have been a partner with us at Becoming Ultra for almost a year. He catches us up on how business is going for the endurance nutrition product as well as what the holidays are like in London. Nutrition tips for the holiday season and a nice little hook up for listeners!
Look, Liza has no problem if you are wearing basketball shorts and cotton socks and you pass her. It's just that, this doesn't usually happen. A show about trusting a diagnoses and when no, you aren't getting old, you aren't fat, and you aren't out of shape. Listening to our bodies and when we should, and should not push. There is also a case for finishing even when it isn't pretty.
This show and all others in the series are about helping first time ultra runners and runners in general. Thanks for listening.
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.
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!
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.
It was like Christmas speaking with the legend Andrew Hamilton and satisfying our (okay, Tory's) obsession with 14ers and FKTs. The Nolan's and 14er record holder humbly inspires and educates us on how to be a badass male unicorn.
The girls are back on Becoming Ultra to share some more adventure in the world of ultra running and adventure.
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.
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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.
My First Ultra is all about sharing stories of the first ultra our guest ever ran. Some glorious feats and some sloppy cry fests. Either way, you are bound to learn something from you peers on the trails.
Another HO Show (Hosts Only). Tory and Arielle talk about the biology behind coming down from the highs after a goal race.
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Steven has run a new longest run. Liza just got back from pacing at Badwater, a grueling 135 miles that start in Death Valley and goes to Mt. Whitney. We talk about having kids at events, cramping, and other basic training concepts for first time ultra runners!
Ian Sharman took off from coaching this season of Becoming Ultra because of a whirlwind summer but we had a chance to catch up with him after he won his 3rd Leadville 100. He gives tons of advice that is applicable for every level of runner. He shares what he made racing the last two years, you may be surprised. And, we tease a bit regarding season 4 of Becoming Ultra. Enjoy the show!
Learn from every day runners who go and do epic distances for the first time. On this episode learn from a military attorney who shares insights from his very well known coach. What did Alzheimer's have to do with motivating him? When and where was his first ultra? What does "Be Like Water" mean to him? What was his base before starting his training. This and much more on this episode of the Becoming Ultra production!
This one gets pretty uncomfortable, literally. We go a bit longer in the episode because there was so much to talk about regarding chafing, bears, and training. Becoming Ultra is here to relate to the world of first time ultra runners. Pop those head phones in, go for a run and enjoy the show!
Moriah hails from Northeast Pennsylvania and started running about 5 years ago. It wasn't until she recently found trail running that she feels she truly found her passion. There will be blood, and bones showing, mud, and lots more to learn from her first experiences as an ultra runner. We just hope you pick something up from her!