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!
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!
Steven keeps hitting the boredom point around mile 8-10. It's gonna happen every once in awhile. You can listen to shows, music, and apparently, "Murder She Wrote." You can also play some mental games without electronics and of course, find people to run with. We talk about any and all of this on the Becoming Ultra show today!
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.
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.
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!
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!
Warren Pole of 33 Shake is sharing the journey as he travels across the US to introduce his company with his wife Erica. This recording was posted after his time in Colorado. Enjoy.
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!
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.
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.
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!
Season 3 of the Becoming Ultra Project is now LIVE, if you will. The applications for the Team RWB representative and the general representative are live at www.becomingultra.com. If you are looking to do something truly epic this year, this may be for you. We urge you to listen to the whole show to get an idea of what we are looking for before you apply. And, if it isn't for you, share this with someone it may be for! This is the Becoming Ultra Project.
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!
David Clark founded the We Are Superman site to inspire action. The action he has taken after living the life of a morbidly obese addict has been no less than awesome. He celebrated 10 years of sobriety with ten truly epic challenges that he shares with us on the show. If you or someone you know is in a rut or needs help deciding what step to take next, the message might be here. Enjoy this passion filled episode of Athlete On Fire being shared with Becoming Ultra.
It's been over 6 months since Liza and Krystal first met and start a journey that would lead to Krystal's first attempt at a 50 mile run. This show is the reflection of the experience. What she learned, what she would do differently, and more. Enjoy the Becoming Ultra Season 2 finale!
Run Ragnar is a trail relay run and we are pretty pumped to have them on the show. Their Race Director for the Snowmass, Colorado event comes on the show and shares what the experience will be like for the runners and what to expect. Also, an update from the road with 33 Shake co-founder Warren Pole. We also share a story we have to share with you and more on the Becoming Ultra show!
We had three things to go over on this episode of the Becoming Ultra show. The first had to do with what you are doing with our show. The second had to do with your first ultra ever. The third had to do with Krystal and Liza wrapping up the Season 2 podcast. Also, Warren Pole from the road in the USA on the road tour for 33 Shake. Enjoy this episode of the Becoming Ultra show.
Nathan Woods of Run Gum is back on today and we hit him with 10 quick questions to gauge the state of the business pre crazy summer time and Olympics. Get and idea about how our newest partner and small business makes things work and you should definitely listen through the end as Run Gum is hooking up 5 listeners after the show!
The last 6 months started with an ambitious goal to run a 50 miler. The longest run before Janet started on this journey was 13 miles. With the help of ultra runner and coach Ian Sharman and plenty of support from a loyal audience, friends, and family, she was able to race in the American River 50 and tell us all about it on this show. We hope you enjoyed her journey as much as we did. This is the Becoming Ultra show! Learn more at www.becomingultra.com.
We have been following along with Matt Fitzgerald and his journey to become an ultra runner for the last 6 months and finally, the day has come. On this episode we talk about the race and everything surrounding it including the many rookie mistakes, how many times he fell, the head on mountain biker, and big time takeaways for next time. Enjoy the Fitz Ultra show on Becoming Ultra.
The American River 50 was all we could have asked for and more. Gutty and emotional runs for for both Krystal and Janet. Family, friends, and a nice warm day to run a beautiful course. Lives were definitely changed. We are on the road for this show and you'll know what all Becoming Ultra is up to after this episode!
Janet Patkowa and Krystalore Stegner have been training for the American River 50 for 6 months and sharing their journey along the way. Race day is finally here and some listeners have sent audio bits of love and luck. This is for everyone but it is especially for Janet and Krystal! Enjoy the Becoming Ultra show!