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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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Recovery week! Steven has one coming up and we dive in a bit more on the why and how of recovery as it pertains to the bigger picture of training for a first ultra! Learn more at www.becomingultra.com.
Today's show was originally released on the Athlete On Fire show but sometimes the story just needs to be told. We all know someone who has overcome big things in their own life or we need to be that person that does. This is one of those stories. Nothing more magical than someone who decides to truly change for the better. This person just happens to run ultras now!
Steven has been training for his first ultra for about 5 weeks now and he already has learned so much about himself. On this show we talk about running in the rain and considerations to make it better, or to not run in it at all. He is experiencing dead legs so we troubleshoot the possible causes and we start down a rabbit hole on what podcasts we listen to on runs! Enjoy this one on the Becoming Ultra Show.
A new series called Summer Repeats to help train you on things when you aren't running. Unique drills and training tips. A call for designers and design ideas for Becoming Ultra apparel. We feature a running related Instagram feed. The 33 Shake team updates us on the end of their cross country USA tour. All this and updates for Season 3. Enjoy the Becoming Ultra show.
Steven has been training for a couple weeks and we wanted to see how the formal training has affected his mindset. We talk hydration, heat training, and best practices in these early summer months. How and why would you make an ice bandana? Thanks for following along the Becoming Ultra show!
Becoming Ultra began a little over a year ago with the idea of videoing some runners training for their first ultra. Three seasons later a podcast, website, and countless videos have been created. We have thousands of downloads per months and a great community is developing. This is the show to start the planning to keep this around for a long time. Not unlike running an ultra, we are in it for the long haul and hope you'll be a part of this. Thanks for listening!
The Becoming Ultra is showcasing yet another runner training for a 50 miler with the coaching help of one of the best ultra runners out there, Liza Howard. We talk about his best and worst experiences running to date, what he is excited about, as well how his relationship with his coach will work. We hope you enjoy and learn something from the show!
This picking show is always pretty fun but inevitably we always wonder if we made the right choice after it's all said and done. Will the runner respect the process? Will they flake? Will they give up at the first sign of adversity? Did the other runners offer more?
After it's all said and done, there is no bad choice. A bunch of runners who want to experience something EPIC have put themselves out there. We are excited to help the runner we picked and hope that you all will get involved in this community of support and passion for BEcoming Ultra.
On this episode we share some needed changes to the very hectic Season 3 of the project. We talk about mindset when you suffer big injuries and Warren Pole of 33 Shake comes on to talk about his cross country trip in the USA and the changes to labels by way of the FDA. Thanks for listening.
A listener, Lisa, is on her feet at work for 50 hours a week, is a single mom with two teenagers, and is training for ultras. We brainstorm a few training concepts she may be able to use in her training that will be good for anyone who is busy balancing work, life, and the important stuff, running. We also have to remind everyone that season 3 applications are being taken now for the Becoming Ultra Project!
The Becoming Ultra Project is about to begin season 3 and we share some of the details, including the launch date! Also, Warren is on the road baking in the sun and finding amazing running communities and Nathan and Run Gum are getting ready for the Olympic season with an interesting event of their own. Enjoy the Becoming Ultra show!
It's been over 6 months since Liza and Krystal first met and start a journey that would lead to Krystal's first attempt at a 50 mile run. This show is the reflection of the experience. What she learned, what she would do differently, and more. Enjoy the Becoming Ultra Season 2 finale!
Run Ragnar is a trail relay run and we are pretty pumped to have them on the show. Their Race Director for the Snowmass, Colorado event comes on the show and shares what the experience will be like for the runners and what to expect. Also, an update from the road with 33 Shake co-founder Warren Pole. We also share a story we have to share with you and more on the Becoming Ultra show!
We had three things to go over on this episode of the Becoming Ultra show. The first had to do with what you are doing with our show. The second had to do with your first ultra ever. The third had to do with Krystal and Liza wrapping up the Season 2 podcast. Also, Warren Pole from the road in the USA on the road tour for 33 Shake. Enjoy this episode of the Becoming Ultra show.
The last 6 months started with an ambitious goal to run a 50 miler. The longest run before Janet started on this journey was 13 miles. With the help of ultra runner and coach Ian Sharman and plenty of support from a loyal audience, friends, and family, she was able to race in the American River 50 and tell us all about it on this show. We hope you enjoyed her journey as much as we did. This is the Becoming Ultra show! Learn more at www.becomingultra.com.
The American River 50 was all we could have asked for and more. Gutty and emotional runs for for both Krystal and Janet. Family, friends, and a nice warm day to run a beautiful course. Lives were definitely changed. We are on the road for this show and you'll know what all Becoming Ultra is up to after this episode!
Janet Patkowa and Krystalore Stegner have been training for the American River 50 for 6 months and sharing their journey along the way. Race day is finally here and some listeners have sent audio bits of love and luck. This is for everyone but it is especially for Janet and Krystal! Enjoy the Becoming Ultra show!
Finishing touches on packing for the American River 50 which includes audio, video, running gear, and a couple little people. A quick update on one of the runners last minute injury that hopefully doesn't sideline them. Also, how can you inspire these runners? We know exactly how and it will only take a minute of your day. Thanks for listening to the Becoming Ultra show!