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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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May 13, 2022

The crew and racer Amanda Follmar from last week's Miwok 100k in the Marin Headlands come together to talk about the experience.  When people come together, good stuff happens!  We think you'll enjoy this one and be sure to share with your crew for your next race!

Mar 24, 2022

Coach Scott Jones fields a handful of questions from runners.  Is cadence that important?  How do you maintain 100 mile weeks?  How do you get better running downhill?  Enjoy the show!

Feb 25, 2022
Coach Ellie, Scott, Lene, and Caitlin had a fun conversation about creek crossings and finally everyone is running again!  Enjoy the show.  Thanks to Venga CBD for today's show. 
Feb 18, 2022

Hillary, Scott, Jeremy, and Evangelyn have a great conversation of the expectations on your running when you give so much to others all day long.  Parents, busy students, and many more of you will definitely be able to relate.  Enjoy and much thanks to Venga CBD for sponsoring today's show!

Jan 13, 2022

Coach Scott Jones and Venga CBD founder Jay OHare bust out the year long calendar to talk about how to efficiently and effectively plan your year of training. Whether you are running your first ultra or training for multiple events you'll walk away with a few ideas and concepts on better planning for endurance athletes!

 

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Jan 1, 2022

To kick the year off right we got to know a new partner of Becoming Ultra today! Jay OHare and Scott sit down to talk about how Jay got into the business world and especially this newest endeavor.  We talk science of CBD, training principles, and hard physical and business experiences.  Enjoy the show and go here to learn more and get a little discount from our newest partner!

Dec 19, 2021

On the 7th run things got real.  Especially if you have never run mile repeats before.  Enjoy and get after it!

Aug 18, 2021

Bob Becker is the race director of the Keys 100 and has many adventures he shares with us on the show today.  His input on longevity is inspiring as he is proving age is definitely just a number.  We hope you enjoy as much as we did!

Nov 26, 2020

This is a little different than what you are used to from us here at Becoming Ultra.  In 1981 a grad student at West Virginia University was given three months to live after a bout of cancer from 1978 came back with a vengeance. This episode is about him and how it may apply to you and your goals!

Nov 6, 2020

Last year, a bunch of runners, coaches, mentors, veterans, and everyday amazing people convened in the Texas hill country outside of San Antonio for the annual Band Of Runners trail camp.  The weekend long event of camaraderie, education, and lots of trail finished with a fun take on the backyard ultras.  The event was a 1.07 mile loop t be done in a certain time.  Last person standing was crowned the champion.  It started out mellow but like any good group of runners and a hint of competitive fire, it got a little crazy out there.  This episode was taken from that evening.  Goofy and inspiring interviews to try and capture the essence of that night and the camp.  We hope you enjoy. And, consider donating to Band Of Runners to keep it rolling!

Sep 29, 2020

One of our biggest goals at Becoming Ultra is coming up with fun and unique ways to get people running more and with more meaning.  This episode is about the newest concept, a running league.  Listen to the short episode to hear how we came up with it and other details to get involved!

Jul 3, 2020

Take a listen to the runners who applied for the newest season of Becoming Ultra.  It's not easy putting yourself out there so major props to these amazing people all over the country.

Mar 30, 2020

Scott and Liza talk about the unique run series they came up with to get through the spring and summer with purpose and lots of fun! http://becomingultra.com/band-together-run-series/

Mar 12, 2020

Liza Howard and Scott Jones hop on a call to talk about the crazy and stressful week she just endured.  Just crazy stuff most people wouldn't expect.  We talk coaching  can caring and a lot more! Enjoy!

Feb 21, 2020

Emily got back on track, then missed a couple.  Dealing with doubt on the way to a big goal is completely normal. We dive in on that subject today!

Jan 15, 2020

Scotty Mills is a legend in the world of ultra running.  He took the time to deliver a speech about what the sport has done for him over the span of his life as a runner and race director.  If you believe in the power of community, you'll love this talk.  Thanks for listening!

Dec 11, 2019

Dave Mackey has had a most interesting career in endurance sports and it only got crazier in the last few years.  He shares his story of a fateful day on the trails near Boulder, Colorado at the Band Of Runners trail camp this past November. We know you'll enjoy!  Oh, you should go donate to this awesome organization while you are at it!

Oct 28, 2019

Chelsea embarked on one heck of a training cycle with her coach, Ellie.  Moving across country and changing jobs and her routine, she was able to get the training needed for a successful race in Virginia.  Enjoy her story and her recap on the show today. Thanks!

Jul 20, 2019

All thing Becoming Ultra from the last week!

Jun 19, 2019

A couple nights before the Dirty 30 50k in Colorado Scott hosted a little pre race dinner for some friends and Team BU teammates.  They had to go answer a handful of questions while dinner was served in the Becoming Ultra studio!!  Listen to those answers as well as some nonsense a few minutes before the start of the race on that Saturday morning.  Thanks for listening.

Jun 10, 2019

Steph's first time working out and running in Colorado. Cue in Scott to take the reigns from early wake up calls, to training clients, and gaining a lot of experience, to seeing over mountain tops. How much can you slam into 5 days in Colorado?? Enjoy this episode!

Apr 29, 2019

On this episode, we aren't calling it a "special", but it is different from our usual podcast, Rebecca and Payton join in on a call to discuss the Trail Sister's criteria for races to be featured as Trail Sisters approved races on their site. Join us for some interesting discussion on the female athlete in the trail running world, enjoy!

Apr 8, 2019

The crew at Becoming Ultra will be out to cover first time ultra runners en masse!  Today's short episode covers the details of the unique media coverage!

Mar 21, 2019

Nutrition is a huge component to our life that can make a difference in how we perform physically and emotionally.  Make sure you are fueling your body to provide it the nutrients it needs for energy and recovery.  I provide tips on how to assure you are giving yourself the best advantage to fuel your day with good foods and good habits.  This is definitely a topic we will address several more times.

 

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Mar 18, 2019

Beast Mode Challenge

Pick one of the three challenges to complete this week to push yourself outside your comfort zone and feel amazed with what you CAN do!

#1 Stair Challenge- Run up 10 flights (more or less but 10 if you have 10) and when you get to the top do 10 burpees...repeat 10 times to get a total of 100 burpees and a LOT of stairs.  Do this at least twice this week and feel the burn!!!

 

#2 Strength Workouts- Pick 3 workouts (pushups, pull ups, lunges, squats, burpees, etc.) and do 10 of each every hour for 8 hours.  Complete this workout at least 3 times this week to get your heart pumping throughout the day, build strength and feel great!

 

#3 Walk/Run- Walk/Run for at least 30 minutes every day this week.

 

Links and Resources:

Follow me @be.ultra.living on Instagram for more information and inspiration on ultra living.

 

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