Trevor is nailing the early training. Since he started the training fairly limited due to a hernia surgery we wanted to be sure to ramp him up slowly. The only big point in the call was a tight spot in his glutes so we talk about that a bit as well as the upcoming training!
Ileana is off to a great start in her training. We did, however, need to clear up some things about what strength/core day meant to her! Enjoy the show!
Jackie is adjusting to a new schedule and new priorities as many runners do early with a coach dictating their efforts. Over three weeks she has consistently gotten better and made the adjustments. She has many questions about early training and how to attack it! Enjoy.
What to think about when you have time to think? That is much of what goes on for the taper for many runners. So, we talk about mindset for a good portion of today's call. Enjoy!
Candy has a lot going on with deadlines before her husband undergoes a foot surgery that will take him out of commission for a little while. We talk about flex and off days and how she can best approach her training during these busy times!
Kathryn already has our utmost respect. As a special needs teacher that works as a server on the weekends she knows how to get the most out of her days. Today, we get to know her and her goals. Enjoy!
We bring on Liza Howard to answer questions our very own Ginger Gutting has about her upcoming Umstead 100 miler. Being that Liza holds the course record, we thought it would be pretty cool for them to connect. Enjoy the show!
Ileana reached out because she has a big goal of running the 3 day stage race in Colorado called the Transrockies Run. We go over basic training needs as well as some of the course overview on this first call. Enjoy!
Jackie has a crazy schedule that most because of it would never try to train for something big. But, she is driven and ready to train for some big epic goals. This is her first coaching call. We hope you learn something and as always, thanks for listening.
Trevor applied for Season 7 and is going to be coached by Becoming Ultra coaches to train for the Cloudsplitter 50k. Listen to his story.
Andi has a bunch of races and goals in store for 2019 and is one of our back athletes for Becoming Ultra. Right now, Andi is in her base building phase and getting ready to ramp up for the Flying Pig Marathon. What's going well? What's not? Let's dig deeper, and enjoy the show today!
As much as any running information, time management for our runners is one of the biggest ways we can bring value to their coaching. Ginger has a crazy and stressful job and schedule which you will hear about a bit on the show today. She also just completed an 8 hour race and shares that experience. She just might have gotten lost. Enjoy the show!
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Today we dive into the background and future of Miss Payton who has been on Team BU since Zion. What has she done, and where is she going? She has big epic plans this year and discusses her most recent two ultras: Bandera 100k and the former Sean O'Brien 50k, and her whirlwind adventures.
Monica from Team BU headed out to conquer the Franklins 200km race this past week and had great success and many stories. It's always best to get our athletes fresh from the event to relive the moments and have a look back at what happened. Here all about the race and how it went for her, going 100km to 200km!
Caroline had some legitimate bumps along the way in her training for her first 50k. Well, race day was no walk in the park. Broken bones, infected bee stings, and a long crazy night were just some of her adventure in Texas. Enjoy the call!
Sara stayed amped up for most of the whole 30+ miles in Texas for her first 50k and she describes it as life changing. Enjoy her recap and the thoughts and actions from the day on the trails!
Candy put the time in and got to experience her first 50k in the Texas hill country. What did she like, learn, and what is next? All that and more on today's call.
Red dives in to her second attempt at a 100k finish. Were the trails in Texas nicer than the ones in Zion? Listen to find out her experience and what the future holds regardless!
Candy has been working so hard for the last 6 months for this very day, her first 50k. She has a few last minute questions and we talk about mental toughness, some visualization, and logistics before she flies out for Texas. Enjoy the show and this amazing woman's journey!
It's a proven fact. Every runner thinks they need another 5 months to train for their event. And, it makes sense. We all want to be completely ready for these big efforts. But, sometimes, we have put the work in and it's ready to just trust the training. Today is one of those days with Red.
Ginger has the big goal of finishing her first 100 in April of 2019 and we are excited to be a part of that. Before she get to try for 100 miles, she is running the Bandera 100k in a few weeks. Enjoy getting to know her and learning from the coaching call.
Caroline has some great news after dealing with a potential heart issue and we get to move on to more running related issues with Bandera fast approaching. Enjoy the show!
Sara is getting a little nervous because Bandera is fast approaching. On the call, Scott answers her questions about what to expect as well as delves into some logistics around the event. We hope you learn something today!
Candy has been following her training diligently for 6 months now and it's paying off. She had a heck of a 5 hour training run recently and she will be going to West Virginia for the holidays so we talked about her goals for the last couple weeks before Bandera. We hope you learn something!
Sara has had lots of ups and downs in this training cycle both physically and mentally. It's pretty normal but when this whole ultra thing is new to you, it sure doesn't feel like it. "I was going to call you to say I didn't think I could do this..." Yeah, I've heard that as a coach so many times, and it's okay. If you face these thoughts head on, you can beat them. It was a good, real, coaching call! Enjoy!