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Becoming Ultra

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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Now displaying: October, 2023
Oct 31, 2023

John Calabrese is embracing life! We had a great time chatting with him about racing, the trail running community, parenting, and caregiving. John is racing almost every weekend. He is a proud dance Dad and puts parenting at the top of his priority list. John also tells us about his special relationship with Donald, who is confined to a wheelchair but has taught everyone he meets so much about living. John’s energy and joy are  contagious. You will be inspired by this one.

IG- @breezytrailhead

Oct 30, 2023

Mari is ready to train for her first ultra.  With good work/life balance she is pumped to test her limits on trails and see what she is capable of doing!  We hope you enjoy the episode!

Oct 30, 2023

Scott and Lindsay take some time to get to know one of the runner's of Season 14.  Noel has found purpose in her work and inspiration from her sister.  Now she gets to train for her first 50k!  We hope you enjoy!

Oct 28, 2023

Addie and Scott get to meet Amanda who is just now starting her journey to run her first ultra.  Amanda works at Trader Joe's and bartends and has some great reasons to take this challenge head on.  We hope you enjoy!

Oct 28, 2023

Ian and Scott sit down with Season 14 runner, Brittany, to learn her story and get her rolling to training for her first Ultra.  She resides in Oregon and works as a shift nurse in the Cardiac unit.  We hope you enjoy!

Oct 26, 2023

Marshall Ulrich is 72 and isn't showing any signs of stopping.  After a couple surgeries and seeing close friends deal with things like Alzheimers, Marshall can't help but do what he has always done, keep it moving.   His endurance exploits are second to none from circumnagivating Death Valley to climbing the seven summits.  This is one to share with anyone who wants to do epic things late in life or someone who just needs a reason to start!  We hope you enjoy. 

Oct 24, 2023

Taylor Spike (Tspike) is an ultra-endurance athlete, Husband, Father, and recovering addict. He is one of the few people to complete a 200-mile ultramarathon in less than 60 hours. He also holds the master’s course record for the Tahoe 200 clockwise and counterclockwise. Taylor has experienced extreme discomfort on the trails and in life. Taylor doesn’t make excuses; he is sober and accountable to himself. He embraces his family and the moments he shares with them.

Kris met Taylor and his dad, Greg at the Wy’east Wonder Ultra in June. She knew immediately she wanted to talk more. It was a short meeting but made an impact. On this episode Taylor talks openly about addiction and loss. We discuss what shapes us, inspires us, and drives us as trail runners and how we persevere through pain. It was a privilege to have this conversation. We hope it resonates with people who have similar struggles.

IG- @tspike2

IG- @live_recovery_strong

 

Oct 17, 2023

Scott, Ian, Addie, and Lindsay sit down to pick which runner they will work with to get to  their first ultra.  The Becoming Ultra Project brings new ultra runners along with training, podcasts, and community to the start line of their first ultra. This show is the first of Season 14 which will finish with runners in the Sedona desert in April 2024. Enjoy!

Oct 17, 2023

Today we catch up with some old friends, and some new ones, to talk about the TransRockies Race! TRR is a 6 day stage race across the Rocky Mountains that covers 120 total miles and 20,000 feet of elevation gain.  Ina & Mike along with Jenn and Dave relive their experience during the week and talk about how as partners they successfully completed the event.  

Oct 10, 2023

We are all familiar with the Leadville 100, Hisa has a great story about how she made her way to the iconic race. In 11 months, she went from running 2 miles to 100. We discuss her athletic background as well as training for a mountain race at altitude in the heat of Baton Rouge. We absolutely loved this conversation with Hisa. Her story is one that will make you feel inspired and happy. Taking a chance and not being afraid to fail can lead to some great things. 

IG- @hisa.turner

Oct 9, 2023

Scott and Dylan have a great conversation that goes all over the place. 

  • What's on his radar now that he is a dad (product)
  • What are some over talked about topics in the world of ultra running
  • What it's like working with his spouse on FreeTrail and why it works well
  • A fun brainstorm on new ideas in running biz
  • The importance of volunteering, especially for elite/pro's
  • How he manages his "violent" schedule

We hope you enjoyed the show!

 

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