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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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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.

Apr 16, 2017

Would you use your first marathon simple as a marathon? We discuss this and how you should uses races in general to prepare for the big one!

Apr 10, 2017

Rebecca and Liza catch us up on some of the training about midway through the cycle.  Liza explains the reason behind a couple of the scheduled runs Rebecca has on the calendar.  We talk about the difference between being hurt, being injured, and being tough when you should be tough.  Things most runners can relate to!

 

 

Apr 2, 2017

We all do this as runner's.  Check our pace too often thinking about the impending cut offs for a race 6 months away. It's basic human nature.  We don't want to fail.  On today's show, why you need to trust the training and remember that all of the base training IS going to make you faster.  Enjoy the show!

Mar 25, 2017

Rebecca is up to a longest run ever of 16.2 miles!  We talk about considerations for what type of pack she should get.  Liza and Rebecca review the film "A Day In the Life" by Billy Yang.  We talk training.  We spy on Rebecca at work.  Fun times on the Becoming Ultra Podcast.

Mar 25, 2017

After 2 years of dreaming about it and 6 months of planning we are finally ready to launch our first live event.  In September of 2017 we are hosting a trail camp in the beautiful Rocky Mountains with a venue partner that is literally perfect for runners and running.  Listen to learn how to hear about early registration.  Also, we cover some of the topics we are sending to anyone who opts into our free email series for ultra runners.  Thanks for listening!

Mar 19, 2017

Grady had a unique training run at a local race.  Ian talks about the reasoning behind it.  Back to back weekend runs coming soon to the training!

Mar 11, 2017

Have you done your research?  Today, we talk about how you can use race reports to help with your training on the physical and mental end of running your first ultra.

Mar 6, 2017

What should you do when you are hurt during training or a training run?  Unfortunately, Ian has some fresh advice.  

The power of rucking and how to use the training as a skill to make you faster on race day.

What big training runs are coming up for Grady?

A new Instagram handle we have a little fun with!

 

Enjoy the show.

Feb 25, 2017

Some tips for running in the rain that you may have needed to hear again.  Liza's close encounter with a tornado recently.  Lots of animals get mentioned and make cameo's on the show. Rebecca has a PT buddy that did an assessment on her form and shoes.  Also, upcoming training goals for Rebecca.  

Feb 17, 2017

Ian Sharman and his running client, Grady Carden have a chance to talk about a recent analysis done on his stride to nip any issues he may create for himself down the road in the bud.  We go on to talk about some things you can do to improve your biomechanics and how doing so can help in the long run!

 

Enjoy the Becoming Ultra show, produced by Athlete On Fire.

Feb 12, 2017

Tina decided that this just wasn't for her and lucky for us, she figured it out after the first episode of the show.  Luckily, one of our other finalists was still very interested in Becoming Ultra, so, we introduce her on today's show. Becoming Ultra follows the journey to becoming an ultra runner from day one of training!

Feb 8, 2017

Every once in awhile when our parent Athlete On Fire has a show that speaks to the Becoming Ultra audience, we release it over here.  Jim Walmsley is a thoughtful, humble, and competitive runner that finds ways to relate to runners of all levels during this interview. 

 

Enjoy.

Feb 4, 2017

Grady and Tina.  One from Alabama and one from Texas.  One with a kid at home, school, and work. One with a wife and pup running buddy.  Both with a similar goal.  Meet the runners of season 4 of Becoming Ultra where we follow the journey of a couple runners from the start of their training to race day!

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