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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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Jun 18, 2016

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.

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 20, 2016

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.

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!

May 9, 2016

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.

May 7, 2016

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!

May 6, 2016

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!

Apr 29, 2016

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.

Apr 21, 2016

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!  

Apr 15, 2016

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.   

Apr 11, 2016

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.

Apr 7, 2016

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!

Apr 2, 2016

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!

Mar 30, 2016

Finishing touches on packing for the American River 50 which includes audio, video, running gear, and a couple little people.  A quick update on one of the runners last minute injury that hopefully doesn't sideline them.  Also, how can you inspire these runners?  We know exactly how and it will only take a minute of your day. Thanks for listening to the Becoming Ultra show!

Mar 26, 2016

Krystal is only a week away from her first 50 miler after training for 6 months.  The last week is comprised of nerves and "what if's" but staying true to yourself is as important as any training.  Is a massage a smart thing before the race? If so, how soon?  What about nutrition?  What changes should be made and how should you approach your diet the last week?  All of this plus a Marathon in Buffalo that Team RWB is partnered with and one question on social media that Liza reads responses from is pretty interesting/inspiring.  Enjoy the Becoming Ultra show!

Mar 24, 2016

We have all sat in the check out line and have had to pick of a hundred options for our "healthy"  snack.  From energy to protein to leaning up, they all have their claims. So what is really in these foods?  Are they just really expensive candy bars?  And, as a runner, what should you be looking for in nutrition?  Enjoy this episode with 33 Shake Co-founder, Warren Pole on the Becoming Ultra show!

Mar 22, 2016

Matt Fitzgerald has been sharing his journey to run the 50 miler in Folsom, California this April 2, 2016.  He just got done with his last real training run and it's all about trusting the taper from here.  This means, lots of mental prep.  Listen to what that looks like for this seasoned veteran.  Also, music on race day?  What's his take?  Enjoy the Becoming Ultra show!

Mar 19, 2016

Janet, like many runners, has put the work in over the last 6 months and now it's all about waiting for race day.  A legitimate taper will have her volume down and her mind racing but with a few tips she should be able to manage the time just fine.  What other last minute details regarding race day can she be doing to prepare?  This and more on today's Becoming Ultra show!

Mar 17, 2016

We were going to call this the State Of the Becoming Ultra Union show because that is kind of what it is.  An update to what's coming and a thank you to everyone that has contributed along the way.  Some big announcements and some behind the scenes.  We hope you enjoy this episode of the Becoming Ultra Show.

Mar 14, 2016

In a candid talk about how Run Gum works with their sponsored athletes, Nathan Woods, "Chief Of Stuff" explains who they sponsor, how it works, what they offer, don't offer, and most importantly, why they sponsor.  Spending the track season supporting athletes in as many ways as possible is an important part of Run Gum's mission.  We also dive into what sponsorship looks like in ultra running and we give you a chance to earn some Run Gum by writing a single name on Facebook or Instagram.  You got this!

Mar 11, 2016

Liza and Krystal come to talk about something that every runner struggles with.  Figuring out an answer when your friends, many of them not runners, want to know how long your race is going to take you.  Having the right goal before you go into the race is important as is being able to tell crew and family/friends about when to expect you.  We also go over Krystal's training for the last couple weeks.  Enjoy Becoming Ultra. Note: At 12 minute mark Liza squeeled.  We don't think her cat was harmed but we have no evidence either way.  It is, however, pretty funny.

Mar 8, 2016

Matt Fitzgerald again shares his approach to training for his first ultra coming up in the next month.  He has been running carb fasted for some pretty big runs and the outcome is pretty interesting.  We talk a bit about his most recent blog regarding NOT going fat adapted. What are the next couple weeks looking like and what big project is he working on today?  All this and more on the Fitz Ultra show.

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