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.
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Today we brought Andrea from Team BU on the show. Andrea is a loving mom to three little girls who are full of energy. Andrea shares her love for running trails and her goals for 2019 while juggling kids and work and training. Hope you enjoy the show today and come back for even more!
Race Directing, like running, throws curveballs all the time. Bandera had to change their venue last minute and we had a chance to talk with Chris, the race director, to make it easier on everyone. It's still going to be an amazing day!
Sleep is important, but how can we use sleep deprivation in races? Should we train when sleep deprived? How can we avoid being sleep deprived? This episode is dedicated to both sides continuing on with the December Series here at Becoming Ultra. Hope this podcast is useful especially in these stressful times.
Had a chance to chat with Scotty Kummer about a bunch of different things in the ultra running world and life. His show has a similar vibe that anyone can get out there and do some amazing things so we thought it would be a great chance to share his story! Talked about the toughest event he has done, why Minnesota is underrated for running, and why he started Ten Junk Miles among other things. Enjoy the show!
Nick Clark and his buddy got an itch to try a pretty wild route across one of the most breathtaking mountain ranges in Colorado. 4.5 days, 103 miles, and 53,000 vertical later and they lived to tell about it all. Nick shares the logistics and more from his epic adventure! Enjoy.
Liza Howard gets to meet her newest runner in this first Season 6 episode with Dan Demore. He has a great weight loss story as well as he will try to navigate losing more on his journey to become ultra. He started to run roughly a year ago and we think the story why will inspire! Lots of fun on this first call to get to know Dan. It's gonna be a heck of a season! Be sure to follow the journey on Facebook too!
The Kaniksu Ultras are coming soon and we wanted to learn more about the story behind this awesome event. We talked with the event directors and runners to give some perspective on this awesome event in Washington state!
Red is ready to get to Zion and get after it. Hear who she runs for and why she runs! Enjoy the show.
Susan just got back from a skiing trip in Colorado and while she was very active, she didn't get in her regular miles so we focus on what the last month of training will look like and where she will be getting those climbing legs ready for Zion! Thanks for listening.
On this short episode we give you insight to what all is going on with Becoming Ultra in the coming month. A recording schedule to keep you motivated and learning and some good news about your chance to run in the Rocky Mountains!
Every once in awhile a show at Athlete On Fire is too good to pass up for the Becoming Ultra audience. This was one of the best conversations I've had in awhile, and it was pretty much all about running shoes. We go some places that you may never have considered when regarding your purchases. Let's leave it at that.
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Jennifer O'Connor heard that many of the Becoming Ultra community would be racing in Zion this spring and wanted to help share some of her experience. It was a great conversation and should be helpful to anyone running in Utah next April.
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Ian Sharman is back to catch us up on all things in his running world including a crazy year at the Leadville 100, which he won again. He also talks about recovery and other goings on in the ultra running world.
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Traveling across the country is much more physically demanding than you think. It's why we give our body a few days to recover before running far. Also on the show, some of the positive mental tricks to get through this first 100k!
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Fall is right around the corner and so is Season 5 of Becoming Ultra. Lots to share on this first day of September from injured runners making comebacks to more grief running, updated websites and a Grady update. Enjoy the show!
Janet Patkowa ran the American River 50 for Season 2. She has had a good year and a half to reflect on the experience of running her first ultra. Much of her outlook and lifestyle has changed. What would she do different? What's next?
Hope you enjoy the show.
We all justify why we can't or won't do something we really want. Like making more money, winning losing weight, getting faster. It doesn't matter. When we tell the world we want something but tell ourselves something else, it's time for a little tough love. We hope this helps you out of some of your default excuses!
The Season 4 50 mile race is over and there are a bunch of takeaways. Listen to the experience here!
Rebecca is ready to go, quite literally. A last minute stop to the doc and some last minute coaching and game planning from Liza.
Rebecca has about a week before her first 50 mile ultra run. So, why is her knee hurting her now? Liza also dives into the how and why for pace charts for a first ultra. Also, travel logistics for the out of town event. Enjoy the show.
Training our feet and lower legs to be stronger. Taking care of them after runs. Knowing how to take care of them on runs. This and more on the 50 miler Rebecca will be running in 15 days(as of this recording)
Ultra running ain't easy. Training for these events isn't either. Grady has been through the ringer lately and has some news to share. It's not always pretty but it's usually worth it.
Thanks for listening.
Liza recently wrote an article on happiness and running in regards to social media so we thought it would be a great topic for the show. What should we share? How does what others share affect us? Listen to see where you fall on the spectrum. Thanks for listening.
Grady is still having a pretty tough go at it after his episode with rhabdomyolysis.
How can you mentally get over an injury or episode and get back to your normal self as a runner and athlete?
Ian has some Western States Predictions.