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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: January, 2024
Jan 30, 2024

We sit down and chat with Scott & Cale about their epic 100 mile adventure from Moab to Fruita!

Jan 27, 2024

Mari is seeing the work pay off as she in her words,"finally got under 2 hrs" for the half marathon distance.  We talk about the next month of training and what to expect as the long runs will keep lengthening.  Enjoy listening to the journey of runners training for their first ultra!

Jan 24, 2024

Well, the theme of these last few calls is how do we adapt to the season.  The season would be winter who brought lots of cold and annoying ice to the mix for the runners of Season 14.  Addie shares some tips on training in the cold and even got out in -25 herself.  Amanda is figuring it out and getting her training in!  Enjoy.

Jan 23, 2024

Brittany and her PNW people have been dealing with lots of unique weather, mainly ice, that has made training tricky.  Ian suggests some ways to keep the long efforts exciting and interesting and where Brittany should put her focus! Enjoy the show!

Jan 23, 2024

Helen Mino Faukner has been named the  #7 female ultra runner of the year by ultra running magazine. She recently had a podium finish at one of the most competitive ultra marathons in the world , CCC 100k. She is positive, always smiling and always wearing heart shaped glasses. 

We can’t say enough good things about Helen. At age 27 she has managed to figure out a few things that take most of us a lot longer. She is living her life aligned with her values and not letting her ego get in the way. We talk about her background, the coaching style that works best for her, how yoga has helped her trail running, and her upcoming races. We also hear the story behind those awesome heart shaped glasses. This one will leave you feeling inspired!

IG - @helenredcloud

Jan 22, 2024

Sheila is dealing with what so many runners and people with big goals might be dealing with, a demanding work schedule.  Sheila shares it has been hard to get in all the work but Lindsay makes sure she knows she is in a normal place and the training can be a priority too.  Enjoy the show!

Jan 18, 2024

Mari is dealing with winter which seems to be the theme of the week for all of our runners in the project.  We talk about mindset for the long runs, especially the end of them, so she can start the mental prep of what it will take to tackle the 50k.  We talk a bit about fueling for these efforts and her upcoming training half marathon!  Enjoy the show.

Jan 16, 2024

Mary Davison is an 82-year-old long distance backpacker; she is a retired Pastor and Grandmother of 10. She began long distance backpacking at age 60 and has accomplished the Triple Crown, The Appalachian Trail (2,198 miles) , Pacific Crest Trail (2,653 miles) , and the Continental Divide (3,028 miles). She is also the author of two books with a third on the way. 

Mary has redefined what it means to be old. On this podcast we discuss Mary’s accomplishments as an older backpacker. We also discuss the fear that keeps us from doing things and how to overcome it. Mary is an inspiration and wants everyone to know they don’t have to stop hiking because of their age.

Her books include:

Old Lady on the Trail: Triple Crown at 76

Aren’t You Afraid?: American Discovery Trail From The Atlantic Ocean to Nebraska

Jan 9, 2024

 Amanda is nailing her training recently but has one hang up we delve into on the episode.  She hasn't run alone on trails so Addie and Scott give her a crash course on things to consider.  The elements, animals, people, and etiquette. It's a question and concern we get pretty often as coaches so we hope you enjoy the chat!

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