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Becoming Ultra

The 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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Aug 3, 2020

We had the chance to catch up with runners Miranda and Nathan and their coach, Amanda Basham.  The two runners were able to get their first challenge done with the one mile trial and talk about the first couple weeks of formal coaching! 

Jul 26, 2020

Coach Ellie Greenwood catches up with Brittany and Moriah for the first call since they got started with the training for their first 50k this year!  Enjoy the show.

Jul 26, 2020

Ian catches up with Emily and Kristina after a couple weeks of training.  A few days off serves Emily well after a common niggle.  We talk about nerves before big runs.  They both run their time trial.  Enjoy the show!

Jul 25, 2020

Whitney and Amanda both ran a 10k trial, one included vomit, and a one mile trial as one of the challenges of this season of Becoming Ultra.  They talk about the early training and get ready for a big month of training!

Jul 22, 2020

Shanna Sears is a runner and Licensed Clinical Social Worker.  Well, she was for one more day as of the recording of this show.  So why did she decide now was the time to quit her cozy job and go for her dreams?  That's what the call was about. If you are or ever have been considering taking a similar leap you should listen to this one!  Enjoy!

Jul 20, 2020

The coaches get on a call to figure out what challenges the Season 8.5 runners would be going through.  They ended up with 8 really solid concepts!  They also go over the route in Colorado and throw a few ideas around. Enjoy the show!

Jul 11, 2020

Coach Scott Jones gets to meet his runners for the first time on the first episode of the Season 8.5!  Becoming Ultra is all about helping runners run their first ultra.  This season, we are trying to get 8 of them to run their first on November 14th!

Jul 11, 2020

Coach Amanda Basham gets to meet her runners for the first time on the first episode of the Season 8.5!  Becoming Ultra is all about helping runners run their first ultra.  This season, we are trying to get 8 of them to run their first on November 14th!

Jul 11, 2020

Coach Ellie Greenwood gets to meet her runners for the first time on the first episode of the Season 8.5!  Becoming Ultra is all about helping runners run their first ultra.  This season, we are trying to get 8 of them to run their first on November 14th!

Jul 11, 2020

Coach Ian Sharman gets to meet his runners for the first time on the first episode of the Season 8.5!  Becoming Ultra is all about helping runners run their first ultra.  This season, we are trying to get 8 of them to run their first on November 14th!

Jul 5, 2020

As ambitious as it was, and is, Season 8.5 selection show and process is in the bag.  Seventeen amazing humans and runners from around North America threw their name in the hat to be a part of the most recent Becoming Ultra season where runners will ramp up to an Ultra distance run in November of 2020.  Four coaches, two teams, and one goal.   

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Jul 3, 2020

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.

Jun 29, 2020

The coaches (Ellie Greenwood, Amanda Basham, Ian Sharman, and Scott Jones) hop on a call to talk about the upcoming season and what they are excited for regarding the runner's applying.  They talk about their own failures and why they all love coaching this sport!  If you have ever felt compelled to train for something big, this is the time.  Apply now!

Jun 9, 2020

Emily recaps an adventurous first 50k and how everything went down for her first 50k and the finale to Season 8!

May 24, 2020

Will reflects on his first 50k he ran solo and family supported in Oregon.

May 19, 2020

Scott and Liza hop on a call to recap the weekend of the second Band Together Run Series.  From nuns, to crazy vertical, poop's in the woods to PR's, this call covered it all! Enjoy.

May 14, 2020

Will found his route and is ready to go!  He fills us in on the elevation, logistics, and more!

May 14, 2020

Emily has the route set with a 1am start and is set to run the coast.  She is ready to get after it and move towards new and bigger goals.. But first...

May 13, 2020

Liza and Scott talk about the upcoming run for the series created to keep you moving and connected!  You can sign up here.

May 11, 2020

Matt Davis from Obstacle Racing Media and Scott talk about virtual running and new and fun concepts you can try from both brands.  We talked about kids, and sport, training, and more.  Check out his Ultra Virus 12 hour and our Band Together series!

May 8, 2020

It would be  easy to crack jokes about hemorrhoids just based on the location and ridiculousness that these are even allowed to happen to people, much less runners, but many people experience them so we had to address the issue on today's show.  Will is 9 days away from his first 50k so enjoy the journey and show with him!

Apr 24, 2020

Emily has a few ideas for what her route is going to look like for her first 50k in a few weeks and Ian has ideas that may help her decrease some run related anxiety. 

Apr 24, 2020

It happens with so many runners. One day you end up so far from where you were and you can hardly believe how to got there.  Will seems to be in this special place right now.  

Apr 18, 2020

Emily is figuring out training in the new world and Ian talks her through to get to a good place for training!

Apr 10, 2020

Will is plugging away and staying motivated for the 50k coming up in May.  The race may have been taken off the the table but that isn't stopping him from training as well as he can.

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