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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 12
Nov 8, 2022

Nick travelled the furthest of any of the Season 12 runners from Washington state all the way down to Palm Coast, Florida.  On the show Scott and Nick talk about tough spots and how he got out of them as well as his biggest takeaways a week or two after the event. If you have ever thought of running your first ultra, we think you'll enjoy his story!  

Nov 8, 2022

Jason ran 50 marathons in 50 states before the project but he had never run an ultra.  Katie dealt with multiple physical ailments.  They both figured it out alongside their coach en route to their first ultra.  This episode is their recap show of the race. Enjoy!

Nov 7, 2022

Dave and his coach and RDof Jack's 50k recap his efforts in Florida for his first ultra.  It was tough and there were ups and downs but he lived to share his story!  We hope you all enjoy the show!

Nov 7, 2022

After 6 months of training and hanging out to share their journey on this podcast Natalie and Dayna have gone out and done the thing they trained for so diligently.  They take the time to reflect on the experience and it was great to hear their story and the pride they took in their efforts.  Enjoy!

Oct 19, 2022

Coach Ellie Greenwood fields questions from Dayna and Natalie who always have great and unique questions.  You only get one first ultra so it will be awesome to see what these women do with theirs! Ellie shares that neither one of these runners missed a sinlge training assignment.  So impressive and we are sure it will pay off. Enjoy the show!

Oct 19, 2022

Dave has had some ups and downs for sure in this training cycle.  From oppressive desert heat to a nagging achilles issue, he has weathered it all and is ready to test himself in Florida at Jack's 50k.  His coach Dawn answers last minute questions and makes sure he is ready to go run her race in her late brother's name.  Enjoy the show. 

Oct 19, 2022

So much of the last few weeks leading up to your first ultra is the mental game of it all.  Having a coach who understands this and can give you perspective is so helpful for first time ultra runners.  On this episode, coach Hillary fields questions and lays out what to expect on race day for Jason and Katie!  Enjoy the show.

Oct 19, 2022

As Jackson reports back from his first ultra, a few weeks before the rest of the Season 12 crew, we get to learn how it all went down for him. Did he make good pre race nutrition decisions?  Did he hit any walls? Nick on the other hand still has a few weeks of training to get ready for the Florida ultra and he asks more specific race day questions.  Enjoy the show.

Oct 12, 2022

Dayna had an awful time on a recent trail marathon and she is using that lesson in her fueling now and has seen positive results.  Natalie runs at all hours after international travel.  Both women do their beer mile.  It was a great chat with a few of our favorite people.  Enjoy the show!

Oct 11, 2022

Training for his first ultra in the super hot desert climate is tough but when the weather starts to change everything seems to come together.  That is where David is with his training and longer efforts.  Enjoy the show that shares the journey of new ultra runners!

Oct 11, 2022

As Jackson gets ready for his upcoming effort in Minnesota, we talk about mindset and strategy for the 50k.  Nick is hitting longest runs most weeks now and continues to train hard!  Enjoy the show about the journey of first time ultra runners!

Sep 26, 2022

Hillary is back from UTMB related travel and Jason and Katie have been getting it done.  Katie has dealt with ailments but is coming out on the other end!  Jason is staying very discipliined with crazy early runs.  We talk training and of course ask questions about birds, dumb ones, and physical therapy to keep it fun! Enjoy the show!

Sep 16, 2022

You know the saying, "life's what happens while you are busy making plans", well, it's mostly true and it's definitely the experience Jackson and Nick have had in the last week or so.  The ability to be flexible in life and sport is always a theme and we think today's show is a good reminder of doing the right thing at the right time! We hope you enjoy the show!

Sep 15, 2022

David has been training for his first 50k in some of the hottest weather in the country and is coming along. The achilles issue seems to be slowly going away and he has turned his focus on other aspects of his running and especially fueling.  Dawn gives him some ideas on natural foods over packaged endurance products! Enjoy the show.

Sep 13, 2022

Dayna and Natalie are both plugging away and nailing their training but it seems they both ran into the dreaded stomach issues on long efforts this last week.  Coach Ellie and Scott help troubleshoot so they don't have to experience it again anytime soon!  Enjoy the show!

Sep 3, 2022

Dawn and David continue the coach and runner back and forth as he continues to run in some crazy heat.  His longest back to back is coming up.  Achilles is seeming to hold up! Enjoy the show!

Sep 1, 2022

Nick and Jackson are seeing their fitness improve as they keep plugging away.  Their miles are going up and the back to backs are getting real.  Listen as two runners train for their first ultra!

Aug 31, 2022

Natalie is in Colorado and loving the "flat" runs and weather. The run streak is on and Dayna still gets up early to get it in. Natalie learns how to run after dinner and in jeans.  We have a great chat about volunteers and finding comminity in this crazy sport!  Enjoy!

Aug 23, 2022

David is recovering from a nagging achilles issue and Dawn conitnues to consult on how best to get past the pain.  Dawn shares her Badwater story and even though things didn't go as planned she is happy to be on the other end of it all healthy.  Enjoy the show!

Aug 23, 2022

Scott has a great talk with Nick and Jackson about training and what to expect in the near future with their training.  The idea of staying present in running and worklife came up as Nick is about to head back to school to teach and Jackson's work flow changes seasonally.  It was a great call and we hope you all enjoy!

Aug 17, 2022

Once again Dayna and Natalie prove to be the disciplined and coachable runners we hope for with this project.  Natalie gets back to Colorado and Dayna keep plugging away.  Someone is worried about alligators in Florida. Ellie shares her epic berry expeditions.  It was a great chat and we hope you enjoy it all!

Aug 9, 2022

Coach Ellie is moving her runners right along as they have not missed a single run in their training so far.. Pretty amazing to be honest.  Dayna deals with extreme Texas heat and Natalie finds a way to check out the Badwater course.  Enjoy the show!

Aug 5, 2022

The training continues for Jackson and Nick as they both ramp up their efforts.  Nick is looking for a good effort at a half marathon this weekend and Jackson is getting his head around longer efforts and more time training with the balance of family life.  Enjoy the show!

Aug 5, 2022

On this episode Dawn shares her crazy Badwater experience and Dave is flying solo after Makena drops out of the project.  Enjoy the show!

Jul 21, 2022

To say that Katie has been through the ringer in the last few weeks is about right.  Running setbacks and illness got her down but she is making a strong comeback.  Jason continues to beat the Florida heat with early runs and wonders, "Does Hillary even like me?" after some of the tough training!  Enjoy the episode!

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