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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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Dec 7, 2018

We have talked about how to get past not having trails to train on pretty often on the show. Today, we do a quick recap and then tell three stories of three different people all over that should help you relate to what you can and should do when running trails can't be a part of your regular routine.

Dec 6, 2018

Want to give that special runner in your life something this holiday season? Or perhaps their birthday or special occasion? This podcast covers some things to consider, and we went to the social book to get some answers! A little fun for 11 minutes, please enjoy!

Dec 5, 2018

Every year tens of thousands of runners dig through their winter bags to find the gear they need to head out into the cold, dark night.  We are here to make that just a little easier on your with some considerations and tips on how to best navigate running in the winter from unique warm up tactics to knowing the surfaces that are just not worth the effort. Enjoy the show!

Dec 4, 2018

Being sick is not the best news in the world. But what can you do? What shouldn't you do? We sometimes have a lot of questions about whether or not we should do things while ill. Hopefully this little podcast will help resolve some things for you. Sit back and enjoy!

Dec 3, 2018

Excuses are everywhere, and I heard them everywhere this year.  On the show today, the five most common excuses I heard from people online and in person and how I would come back to deem them useless!  Enjoy the show.

Dec 2, 2018

When am I ready to run my first ultra is a heavy question to some that may not come easy. This podcast is dedicated to that discussion and hopefully inspire you to think about what might be next for you! Enjoy the December Series!

Dec 1, 2018

There are so many ultras to choose from out there for your first, or fiftieth, ultra.  So, why is creating your own ultra such a great idea?  We explain some of the obvious, and less obvious, reasons why you should run an ultra that you create for yourself!  Enjoy.

Nov 30, 2018

We had to take the time to share this with our audience!  Usually these shows are being recorded in someone's office at home and usually life is happening all around.  Enjoy the 3 second episode with 7 year old Wyatt  and 5 year old West getting you hyped for the December series!

Nov 29, 2018

We are getting pretty dang ambitious around here.  We introduce the cohost of the second annual December Podcast Project and some of the more interesting topics we will be covering. One podcast every day for the whole month of December. It's gonna be crazy! You're gonna learn a lot!

Nov 29, 2018

Sara has had lots of ups and downs in this training cycle both physically and mentally.  It's pretty normal but when this whole ultra thing is new to you, it sure doesn't feel like it.  "I was going to call you to say I didn't think I could do this..."  Yeah, I've heard that as a coach so many times, and it's okay.  If you face these thoughts head on, you can beat them.  It was a good, real, coaching call!  Enjoy!

Nov 28, 2018

Dan turned his ankle recently and hasn't been able to get the swelling down.  His work and travel have made it quite the challenge so we continue to troubleshoot and figure some options that may make the situation better while he heals.  Talking about a frustrating injury that so many runners deal with is sure to give some perspective out there!  Liza also shares her experience from the annual Band Of Runners Trail Camp.  Enjoy the show!

Nov 27, 2018

Red has a friend going through a very hard time. In typical Red style, she is there to help but she is still very motivated and disciplined to get her running in as well.  This was a great call and both Scott and Red probably forgot they were recording.  Hopefully, you can learn something from it, we always do!  Thanks for listening.

Nov 27, 2018

Candy had the chance to head out to California for the Band Of Runners trail camp and shared the inspiring experience today. Also, a change from distance to timed runs for her long efforts in the works. Enjoy the show.

Nov 24, 2018

Paula was going to run the American River 50 last year but tragedy hit her family and she couldn't use her training for the event. So, she refocused her efforts to a 50 miler in the Alaskan wilderness.  Listen to the experience on today's show which features the first ultra of runners all over the world!

Nov 18, 2018

Caroline has had some odd pain in her chest after certain distances and certain efforts.  She has been trying to pin down the exact cause and continue to run based on what her doctors are allowing after her recent stress test.  This call was as much a pep talk to what all can come in the way of positive outcomes no matter what the diagnoses ends up being.  Hope you enjoy.

Nov 17, 2018

Susan had to miss out on a race she had planned for quite awhile but she adjusted her mindset quickly to get back into training for Bandera.  She recently decided to take the strength training in her own hands so Scott and her go over the changes to make sure she is executing.  It's a great reminder for some movements that seem pretty straight forward.  Enjoy the show and we hope you learned something today!

Nov 8, 2018

Dan is cruising along and taking every challenge that comes his way.  He is even in the mode of running around the neighborhood to get more distance in and we all know what that feels like.  We talk a bit about his longest effort coming up and what he is thinking about the progress to date. Enjoy the show!

Nov 5, 2018

David wanted to pick somewhere really cool for his first ultra so he ran in Ireland.  Well, things didn't go as well as expected so listen to how he recalibrated and went back.  My First Ultra is all about runners' experiences with their first Ultra!  Enjoy the show!

Nov 3, 2018

Mo has been on Team BU for a while and always has great questions.  This call had enough unique ones that we just had to share. Enjoy!

Oct 31, 2018

Steph went out and did what she set out to do, run 100 miles!  She learned a lot along the way.  Hear about her experience in the Blue Ridge Mountains where she ran over 100 miles and gained over 26,000 feet.  Enjoy the show.

Oct 30, 2018

Caroline has been nailing her training during this whole cycle. The only thing that has given her any real trouble is the heat, until now. We trouble shoot some root causes and hope for the best.  Hope you learned something on the show today.

Oct 29, 2018

Candy had some great questions for her training including the regular one that leads to so much stress...Is there somewhere to relieve myself at Bandera?  Also, weights on her power hikes. Yay or Nay?  We also talk about how to mentally start framing her longer efforts in training!

Oct 25, 2018

Red had been putting in legit time on her legs and it is showing. When you have your biggest training week ever and didn't even know, that's a good sign. She has also been dealing with some illness and training blues but is coming out strong! Enjoy the call and hope you learned something today!

Oct 22, 2018

Sometimes the stars don't line up and you have to go a different direction.  This is one of those cases.  We think you will be able to relate to Kat in some ways on today's show. Enjoy!

Oct 22, 2018

This was a great call because it was so simple.  Searching for a huge reason to get motivated instead of of the simple ones can set us all back in our training. Sara talks about when it finally clicked for her and it's a great lesson. Hope you enjoy.

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