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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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Nov 11, 2017

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.

Enjoy the show!

Oct 30, 2017

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.

Enjoy the show!

Sep 14, 2017

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!

Enjoy the show.

Sep 1, 2017

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!

Aug 25, 2017

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.

Aug 4, 2017

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!

 
Jul 31, 2017

The Season 4 50 mile race is over and there are a bunch of takeaways.  Listen to the experience here!

Jul 27, 2017

Rebecca is ready to go, quite literally. A last minute stop to the doc and some last minute coaching and game planning from Liza.  

Jul 24, 2017

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.

Jul 20, 2017

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)

Jul 14, 2017

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.

Jul 3, 2017

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.

Jun 26, 2017

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.

Jun 17, 2017

Rebecca has a 50k coming up.  

How does Liza have her use intervals for her training? 

How can you use intervals?

What are some of the obvious benefits of interval training?

On the subject of intervals, when have your hosts run from stuff out on training runs?  

Enjoy the Becoming Ultra show!

Jun 16, 2017

We all lose loved ones.  What is the best way to get back to the trails after the loss?  We try to answer that one on the show today.

Thanks for listening!

Jun 13, 2017

Pam Smith is a talented ultra runner who just so happens to be a medical doctor as well. She joins us to teach us about rhabdomyolysis after Grady suffered an episode on a long trail run a couple weeks ago.  What is rhabdomyolysis?  When should you worry? What do runners need to know? What are Grady's next steps?

 

All this and more  on the show!

Jun 3, 2017

While all of you are looking for hills to run, Rebecca has to drive two hours to get away from them.  We try to put a bandaid on this issue as well as add serious training tips to the issue.  Also, a public service announcement regarding NSAIDS and running. Seriously y'all.  Enjoy.

May 26, 2017

Ian will NOT share his nut butter, and neither should you!  We rate gear by preference and need.  Talk about changing out shoes for runs. We also have a special guest to talk about injury prevention for trail runners!

 

Enjoy the show!

May 22, 2017

We dive into Liza's analogy game and the training plan for the next couple months leading up to Rebecca's first 50 miler.  We have a chance to talk about recovering from her marathon last week and the mental side of prepping for a much longer effort in only two months.  Enjoy the show!

May 15, 2017

Last week we delved into what Liza and Rebecca thought about on their training and race day runs so we wanted to see what the fellas thought about out there!

May 11, 2017

Eric Nordgren is involved with the Voyageur 50 which happens to be the race that our season 4 runners are running on July 29th. We talk about the history of the race, local running scene, trails, beer, and of course, the course.  Enjoy.

May 6, 2017

Knowing what you think on a long or tough run is one thing.  Diving into other people's heads, now that's interesting. Today we do just that on the show!

May 1, 2017

It's true.  We are all gonna die.  What we do before that is our own fault. So, a little pep talk from the host with some examples you may be able to relate to.  Also, new rules for some of the shows we share on the feed.  And, a shout out to a very important person from Athlete On Fire!

Apr 29, 2017

Grady has completed his first marathon and shares that it was anticlimactic.  We took this as a good sign.  We find out what percentage of his run was running verse walking, how much he had left in the tank, and what his recovery has been like so far.  Ian Sharman helps guide his and our listeners through what his training moving forward should and will look like!  

 

Enjoy the show!

Apr 24, 2017

Running your first marathon can seem daunting.  The easiest way to make sure it can be enjoyable is to have a plan for pacing and to stick to it.  We chat about Rebecca's first marathon coming up soon on the show today.

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