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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: February, 2024
Feb 27, 2024

We love a story of friendship born on the trails. Bailey and Katie were both selected as season 10 participants of Becoming Ultra and now they are the best of friends. On this podcast we discuss how running ultras impacts your life and how it helps you gain the confidence to take on other substantial life changes. Bailey and Katie talk about how they supported each other for their first 100 miler, even when the outcome is not what was planned. We had an interesting conversation about being a hunter and living a vegan lifestyle. These ladies have a wonderful bond and mutual respect for each other’s point of view. Their support of each other will leave you inspired.

Feb 26, 2024

In a new series, we bring on Nutrition coach and Registered Dietician Abby McQueeny Penamonte to answer your questions about all thing nutrition.  On the first episode she answers your questions. 

Today she answers:  

  • Weight loss drugs (ie: Ozempic)- how do you integrate that with endurance athletes and eating since this medication curbs your appetite? 
  • How do you feel about Intermittent fasting when it comes to endurance athletes? 

Have questions?  Send them to becomingultra@gmail.com

Learn more about her and her services here!

Feb 24, 2024

If and when we get injured we have to deal with the physical aspect of coming back to health but sometimes, the mental aspect of losing momentum is much tougher.  Sheila suffered a setback with a knee injury and her coach and PT Lindsay talks her through the process on both the physical and mental side of things.  We hope you enjoy!

Feb 22, 2024

Amanda had one of those longs runs.  You know the one where you start off not feeling great and it never really gets better.  Spending time in the "pain cave" can be a big deterent but reframing the experience as her coach Addie does on the show today can pay off big time for future efforts and race day!  Enjoy the show.

Feb 20, 2024

Brittany is dealing with some shin pain that seem like shin splints and her coach Ian Sharman wants to make sure it isn't serious so they are backing off and relying on more power hiking in the training for now.  It's a great lesson on adapting to our bodies even when big goals are on the line. Enjoy the show.  

 

Feb 14, 2024

As Mari's long runs get longer she is finding new trails to explore.  Her four hour effort had her frustrated and maybe even shedding a few tears but she came out with a better understanding of the importance of being present on these efforts.  She also asks some great questions about race day. Specifically, how to get in the right place on the trail early on in the race.  Enjoy the show!

Feb 13, 2024

Mark White describes himself as just a heavy Dad who runs ultras. He ran his first 50k when he was 45 years old and weighed 310 lbs. The following year he took on the 50-mile distance. Since then, he hasn’t stopped training and running trails all over the country.

The best part of doing this podcast is being able to tell peoples stories of inspiration. Mark is not letting anything stop him from going after big goals. He knows the value of doing hard things and is putting in the work daily. With the support of his family and ultra-running community, he is hitting trails all over the country. This is a great conversation about not letting anything hold you back. We are excited to follow Mark’s ultra journey as he continues to push himself. Failure is in not trying!

IG - @heavyultradad

Feb 6, 2024

Sid Garza-Hillman is an author, podcaster, public speaker, certified nutritionist and running coach, Oxygen Advantage breathing instructor, and founder of smallsteppers.com. He is also the Stanford Inn & Resort’s Wellness Programs Director and Race Director of the Mendocino Coast 50k trail ultramarathon. 

We had the best time chatting with Sid. He is so engaging and fun, we could have talked for hours. We discussed his new book, Ultra Running for Normal People; Life Lessons Learned On and Off the Trail (which was released today, February 6th!). This is a must-read handbook for living a happy life. We also talked about Sid’s coaching and Small Steps Programs; Podcast; the Mendocino Coast 50k trail race he puts on every year and so much more. This one is full of fun and inspiration!

Check out his website to learn more! www.Sidgarzahillman.com 

Feb 5, 2024

Bad runs are going to happen.  There are plenty of reasons why but being two thirds of the way through a training cycle seems to be the sweet spot of heavy legs and "bad" runs.  Coach Addie helps to reframe the effort as well as brings up some of the legitimate positives of dealing with these types of runs!  It's something we can all relate to so we hope you enjoy!

Feb 3, 2024

Brittany is feeling the effecs of her efforts in training and coach Ian Sharman reframes many of her efforts to keep her rolling.  On the episode we talk about best ways to deal with hot spots on longer runs.  We talk about running with fatigue at this point in the training cycle. Lastly, we talk about dealing with more hill running where the access has been tough.  We hope you can relate and learn something too!

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