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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 27, 2019

Emily is getting her training rolling in the first couple weeks of training for her first ultra in May of 2020. Ian catches us up on her progress and answers some common early training questions.

Dec 20, 2019

Will and Ellie catch up a bit.  Will asks about gear he needs.  Ellie learns a little about baseball.

Dec 11, 2019

Dave Mackey has had a most interesting career in endurance sports and it only got crazier in the last few years.  He shares his story of a fateful day on the trails near Boulder, Colorado at the Band Of Runners trail camp this past November. We know you'll enjoy!  Oh, you should go donate to this awesome organization while you are at it!

Dec 11, 2019

Kevin Dunn, of Las Vegas, was able to run his first 100 miler this fall. This call is a post race call with his coach to just chat about the experience and his recovery moving forward.  Enjoy!

Dec 10, 2019

Mark Carles is a runner, brother, son, and one of the bravest athletes we have had on the show. Given a few months to live over a year ago and he is still fighting the rare form of liver cancer he was diagnosed with by running and being with family. Matching tattoos with his mom, late nights and early mornings with his brother and even some kind words from Dan Rather will have you rethinking what you should get out of every day. Enjoy the show.

Links:
Mark's Go Fund Me

3 Months Shirt link

Mark's Instagram

About Fibrolamellar Cancer

Dec 6, 2019

Will and Ellie get to chat for the first time on the show. We learn when the switch flipped for Will and when and why he started running.  We also dive into the initial coaching expectations between the two.  Enjoy.

Dec 5, 2019

We didn't waste any time getting to know Emily on her first call of the newest season.  Ian Sharman will be coaching Emily to her first ultra in 2020 at Smith Rock Ascent.  This is the first day of the journey and we were there to capture it.  It went deep pretty quick but we loved the authenticity and can't wait for more. 

Dec 3, 2019

Amanda Gautier is a case manager for the Homeless Alliance in OKC. She manages several chronically homeless veterans to help them identify, secure and maintain housing. She is used to problem solving and breaking barriers for the population she serves. Today Amanda talks about her own stories of adversity as she literally lost her eyesight to amoebas that were eating her corneas and then fought to save her life after being diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. She shares her stories of hopelessness, determination and down right badassery!!

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Nov 28, 2019

Being thankful is more than a state of mind...it can change your health, it can improve the communication and relationships you have, it can make you a more confident person and more capable of handling stress and problems in your life. 

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Nov 26, 2019

It is so hard to resist the holiday goodies but with a little mindfulness you can get through it without overdoing the bad stuff.  Remember to fuel your body with good nutrition so that you will feel great at the end of the day.  

Nov 22, 2019

On this Band of Runners series we will be sharing some of our favorite speeches from the camp that happens in Texas every year for Veterans and runners from all over.  Pam Smith is one of the best runners and humans in the sport. We think you'll enjoy!

Nov 22, 2019

Think about those time when you thought you couldn't take one more step forward because you were so exhausted...but then you did...Or that time you were convinced that you were going to implode and pull your hair out...but then you figured out how to manage without making a big mess.  Every tough situation that you overcome in your life builds endurance.  Lets create situations to increase our endurance and become better, stronger and more hardy humans!!

Nov 21, 2019

Your host, Scott Jones, along with Ellie Greenwood and Ian Sharman spend some time deciding who will be featured to train for their first ultra on the Becoming Ultra Project!

Nov 19, 2019

Be Ultra Living Values: Consistency, Integrity, Perseverance, Accountability, Community/Connection and Service

 

Understanding your values helps to provide a guide to how you make decisions and live your life.  Consider exploring your relationship with God to really understand your purpose to give meaning to your life while enriching others around you.  Be Ultra Living is not just about being your best for you...it's about using the amazing qualities and values you are developing to serve others and make the world better. 

 

The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren

Follow me on Instagram @be.ultra.living and let me know what your purpose is or what values you live by

Nov 15, 2019

Brush up your mental game by implementing these strategies for mental toughness:

1- Daily mental and physical challenges

2- Focus on the process

3- Use visualization

4- Controlled breathing techniques

5- Keep a positive mindset

 

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Check out the Becoming Ultra website at www.becomingultra.com for Season 8 details and information about the Becoming Ultra Team!!

Nov 12, 2019

Focus your efforts on giving thanks to others.  Check out the Human Potential Running Series for some awesome trail racing experiences!

www.humanpotentialrunning.com

 

Nov 9, 2019

Scott had the chance to sit down with Rob Steger of Training for Ultra and talk all things running from his big efforts over 200 miles to the launch of Season 8. It was a live interview and we think you'll really enjoy it! Thanks for listening!

Nov 8, 2019

If you have ever even considered running an ultra, this show is for you.  We are launching Season 8 of the Becoming Ultra Project.  World class coaching and even better accountability to get you to the start and finish line of your first ultra. We just happened to choose one of the most beautiful ultra's we could find in Oregon, the Smith Rock Ascent.  Listen to the show and then go apply of find someone else to apply!  It's going to be a blast!

Nov 8, 2019

Todd and his wife Renee have a passion for their company, Go Beyond Racing, and it shows on this preview of their race at Smith Rock State Park. All you have to do is look at a couple of the race pics to be blown away.  Tons of smooth single track, course strategy, and more about this awesome race we are featuring for Season 8 of Becoming Ultra. 

Nov 7, 2019

What is your superhero power?  We all have the capability of developing more superhero like qualities.  Listen in to see how!

 

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Nov 4, 2019

This podcast is inspired by an Outside Magazine article called "Making Your Kids Uncomfortable is a Good Thing" by Jacob Baynham 11/1/19. 

https://www.outsideonline.com/2404409/make-your-kids-less-comfortable

Whether you have children or not these ideas will be great to implement in trying to increase an active life, connection with others and more time outdoors. 

Nov 1, 2019

James has his goal race in the beginning of 2020, a brutal Frozen Otter Ultra that is going to test his legs and mind!  We are ramping up his training for that effort. Enjoy!

Oct 31, 2019

Heather and Liza have worked together over the last 8 months for our 7th Season of Becoming Ultra.  We listen to what she learned about herself in the process and what is next!

Oct 31, 2019

Stop and assess yourself right now...what are your values, what are you missing, what is your path???  Now make sure all these things are in alignment and if they aren't take the steps to get there.  Life is a journey that needs constant assessment and adjustments.  

 

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Oct 28, 2019

Chelsea embarked on one heck of a training cycle with her coach, Ellie.  Moving across country and changing jobs and her routine, she was able to get the training needed for a successful race in Virginia.  Enjoy her story and her recap on the show today. Thanks!

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