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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: Category: Season 11
Apr 29, 2022

Lene makes her way across the world to run her first ultra in Colorado and Caitlin enjoyed 98% of her first ultra.  Coach Ellie Greenwood gets to hear how it all went down on this post race recap call from Season 11 of the Becoming Ultra Project!

Apr 26, 2022

"Mom strength will prepare you for anything."  Coach Hillary

" Why would you not do something that gives you the feeling that you can do anything."  Evangelyn

"My rigid limitations of what I think is possible for me have gone away."  Jeremy

Running these long distances are more than just running. Enjoy the show!

Apr 24, 2022

Cale and Meghan followed the training, put the work in and sacrificed when needed for a big goal and we couldn't be happier for them.  Listen to the post race recap from the Desert RATS 50k in Fruita, Colorado!

Apr 16, 2022

Audience, family, and friends left messages for runners of Season 11!

Apr 15, 2022

Jeremy and Evangelyn dealt with the weather and life to get here to the start line of their first 50k. This is their pre race call with their coach.  Enjoy!

Apr 15, 2022

As Amy heads down to the lower 48 to test her legs this weekend as the Pearson's ready themselves for their first ultra.  This is their call with their coach before the race! Enjoy!

Apr 15, 2022

The time is here.  Caitlin and Lene trained through a pretty interesting 6 months and their days is upon us.  They will be running their first ultra. This is the call with their coach before they get it done. Enjoy.

Mar 26, 2022

Cale and Meghan deal with some seasonal allergies but keep increasing volume and look strong.  Amy gets more miles on the bike as her leg continues to be an issue but she is keepnig it positive!

Mar 25, 2022

Coach Hillary gets her crew mentally ready for the coming weeks!  Jeremy plans to practice eating aid station foods and deals with a hip.  Evangelyn has a tough long run!  Enjoy!

Mar 24, 2022

Ellie meets with her runners on this episode to talk about the last few weeks before their first 50k!  Lene looks for solutions for the end of her long runs.  Caitlin gets a little tough love and seems to have found a distraction on the trails!

Mar 12, 2022

It happens to everyone at some point.  You feel guilty for running when you have so much else to do.  Sometimes you just need a little perspective and that seemed to be the theme on today's episode with Caitlin, Lene, and their coach Ellie Greenwood!

Mar 10, 2022
Evangelyn has an epic time in Moab.  Jeremy wants to know how to mentally prepare for the distance when you don't go all the way in training.  Another great conversation for Season 11 runners!
Mar 8, 2022
Amy made her way to Arizona and vounteered for a race while the Pearson's have a couple big weekends in the books.  Enjoy the show!
Feb 27, 2022

Scott recaps the Run For The Love challenge with some quotes from the participants as well as had a Minnesota runner who completed it come on to chat about it. Enjoy the show!

Feb 16, 2022

Coach Scott and the crew talk about the last few weeks.  The ups and downs of training and how to reframe the downs with the goal of a lifetime of running.   Amy gets a break from the cold north Alaska and the Pearson's get ready for a back to back 25k.  Enjoy the show.  Thanks to our sponsor Venga CBD for today's episode!

Feb 4, 2022

Coach Hillary is setting Evangelyn and Jeremy up for an exciting last couple months of training as they switch from primarily timed efforts to more mileage goals for long runs.  We remind the runners that missing a run here and there is normal and ok!  Enjoy the show and show some love for Venga CBD!

Feb 3, 2022
Coach Ellie gets some great news as Caitling and Lene are back to a semi normal training schedule.  Caitlin drops her caffeine intake significantly!  Only 74 days from their first ultra!  Enjoy the show and show some love for our sponsor Venga CBD!
Jan 29, 2022
A few months out from their first ultra and the Pearson husband and wife team seem to be plugging right along.  Amy has some knee and back issues and tries to find answers.  We hope you enjoy the show of real people training for really big things!
Jan 23, 2022

Lene is still dealing with the after effects of having COVID and Caitlin is in a similar boat.  Both are itching to get back out and train well but as with everything else in life, they have been dealt a couple curveballs.  Ellie does her best to comfort them knowing it could all turn around any day now!

Venga Garmin Fenix Giveaway

Jan 18, 2022

Coach Hillary puts Jeremy and Evangelyn at ease as the training ramps up  and their bodies are feeling the stress.  We know so many runners go through these things so we hope it is a helpful episode for you all!

Episode sponsored by Venga CBD

Jan 11, 2022

Coach Ellie is dealing with a type of recovery we didn't have to deal with a couple years ago, COVID.  Lene is a couple weeks out but still taking it slow to build back up.  Caitlin just got it and is dealing as well.  We talk about their running and bring in a bunch of stories from running life!  Enjoy the show.

This episode is sponsored by Venga CBD!

Jan 7, 2022

Jeremy and Evangelyn are plugging along.  Coach Hillary Allen gives more solid advice for the weeks ahead!

Jan 5, 2022

Today we talk about using the treadmill for consistency especially for Amy in Alaska.  We talk about how to switch from a mileage goal on a run that is going slow from weather or terrain.  The Pearson's do their beer mile!  Enjoy the show.

Dec 18, 2021

Although both runners have different things going on they both have a similar training trajectory, recovery.  We talk about the running and the culture around the holidays.. Enjoy!

Dec 15, 2021

Coach Hillary Allen has been across the globe winning an ultra on her own and has come back to see how Jeremy and Evangelyn have been doing with their own training!  Enjoy. 

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