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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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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!

Jan 26, 2017

On this episode our host talks about why running in an organized event isn't always the best option.  Sometimes you just need to run for your self and leave the extrinsic motivators out of the equation.  Also, the team people from all over the country (yes we can say that now) are signing up for and why Scott is running 62 miles on his dad's birthdays.  His why's may be similar to yours.   

Jan 21, 2017

On this episode we sort through all of the applications and finally, to two lucky runners who will be featured as the Becoming Ultra Season 4 runners!  What is their "why"? Are they too experienced?  Did someone pee on the floor?  Yeah, you'll just have to listen to this one!

 

Jan 16, 2017

The community in the ultra running world is always considered top of the sporting world.  Hear about some niche communities on today's show.

Jan 7, 2017

Learn all about the newest season that follows 2 runners on their goal to running their first ultra.

Dec 27, 2016

When trail running is of value by itself and you want to share that fact with the running world and veterans you make something happen. In this case, the Band Of Runners Trail Camp was launched.  Learn from the runners who are making this concept a reality and why they decided to go for it.  Coming in 2017!

Dec 19, 2016

On this episode we have a chance to sit down and talk about asthma.  Opinions, facts and some bigger picture thoughts on how to live with the ailment as a runner.  Warren has had asthma his whole life and with a few recents changes in his diet he hasn't used his meds for over 3 years.  Other considerations such as the money it makes for big pharma and more. 

Becoming Ultra is a resource for runners of all levels, and especially newbie ultra runners!

Dec 12, 2016

When Steven Wiseman started training for the North Face Endurance Challenge 50 miler he was 40 pounds heavier and had only barely run a half marathon. How has this process of training for an ultra changed him and those around him?  What is next for him?  Listen to today's show.  Thanks!

Nov 29, 2016

If I told you today that in 6 months you would be running 50 miles, and the longest you have run to date is a half marathon, could you do it?  Well, our runner for season 3, Steven Wiseman, is about to find out this weekend.  We chat about what the last few days look like with his coach, Liza Howard.  Mental and physical prep the week of and up to the start line and he tells us who he is running for. Enjoy the show.

Nov 12, 2016

Steven is surprised about something he didn't plan for for his first marathon. You will probably be able to relate.  That and more from his first marathon.  Liza and Scott are just here for comic relief today.

Oct 29, 2016

Liza and Scott share stories from their first marathon, that just happened to be the same one.  Steven is gearing up for his first marathon ever and it is just a part of his training.  Also, what are some thoughts on recovery.  Thanks for joining us on the Becoming Ultra show!

Oct 19, 2016

On this episode we have a chance to see what the fuss was all about at the Team RWB Trail running camp.  What did Liza and Steven learn from the coaches and runners?  What in the heck is runners flu? If anything.  Also, how facing the toughest things in life makes us all better for it.  We hope you enjoy the show.

Sep 26, 2016

Our host had an experience on the treadmill and the same day found some science to support it.  Is fatigue totally in your head?  Also, DNFing is such a daunting concept.  Most of us have been there or will be one day but what about focusing on the startline and letting the cards fall where they may.

Enjoy this episode of the Becoming Ultra show!

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