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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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Aug 3, 2020

We had the chance to catch up with runners Miranda and Nathan and their coach, Amanda Basham.  The two runners were able to get their first challenge done with the one mile trial and talk about the first couple weeks of formal coaching! 

Jul 26, 2020

Coach Ellie Greenwood catches up with Brittany and Moriah for the first call since they got started with the training for their first 50k this year!  Enjoy the show.

Jul 26, 2020

Ian catches up with Emily and Kristina after a couple weeks of training.  A few days off serves Emily well after a common niggle.  We talk about nerves before big runs.  They both run their time trial.  Enjoy the show!

Jul 25, 2020

Whitney and Amanda both ran a 10k trial, one included vomit, and a one mile trial as one of the challenges of this season of Becoming Ultra.  They talk about the early training and get ready for a big month of training!

Jul 20, 2020

The coaches get on a call to figure out what challenges the Season 8.5 runners would be going through.  They ended up with 8 really solid concepts!  They also go over the route in Colorado and throw a few ideas around. Enjoy the show!

Jul 11, 2020

Coach Scott Jones gets to meet his runners for the first time on the first episode of the Season 8.5!  Becoming Ultra is all about helping runners run their first ultra.  This season, we are trying to get 8 of them to run their first on November 14th!

Jul 11, 2020

Coach Amanda Basham gets to meet her runners for the first time on the first episode of the Season 8.5!  Becoming Ultra is all about helping runners run their first ultra.  This season, we are trying to get 8 of them to run their first on November 14th!

Jul 11, 2020

Coach Ellie Greenwood gets to meet her runners for the first time on the first episode of the Season 8.5!  Becoming Ultra is all about helping runners run their first ultra.  This season, we are trying to get 8 of them to run their first on November 14th!

Jul 11, 2020

Coach Ian Sharman gets to meet his runners for the first time on the first episode of the Season 8.5!  Becoming Ultra is all about helping runners run their first ultra.  This season, we are trying to get 8 of them to run their first on November 14th!

Jul 5, 2020

As ambitious as it was, and is, Season 8.5 selection show and process is in the bag.  Seventeen amazing humans and runners from around North America threw their name in the hat to be a part of the most recent Becoming Ultra season where runners will ramp up to an Ultra distance run in November of 2020.  Four coaches, two teams, and one goal.   

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Jun 29, 2020

The coaches (Ellie Greenwood, Amanda Basham, Ian Sharman, and Scott Jones) hop on a call to talk about the upcoming season and what they are excited for regarding the runner's applying.  They talk about their own failures and why they all love coaching this sport!  If you have ever felt compelled to train for something big, this is the time.  Apply now!

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