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Becoming Ultra

The 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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Sep 17, 2020

Amanda Basham checks in with Miranda and Nathan regarding the daunting retesting of the 5k.  Nathan has some niggles.  Enjoy the show.

Sep 12, 2020

A lot is going on with the Basham crew this week.  Miranda is oh so close to the sub 8 mile. Nathan has a little heel issue. Amanda has a weird gym.  Enjoy the madness!

Sep 11, 2020

Ian and his runners, Kristina and Emily, have a chat about prepping for the retest of the mile trial and how to frame long runs within the training programs! Enjoy!

Sep 10, 2020

Whitney and Amanda get out and try their luck at a beer mile.  Cider's and bubbly stuff make the cut!  Enjoy the show.

Sep 10, 2020

Nathan and Miranda recount their efforts for the beer mile this week.  Have you ever done one? Would you after listening? Enjoy!

Sep 9, 2020

Moriah and Brittany both run their beer mile. Find out how it went on the show today!

Sep 8, 2020

Emily and Kristina try the beer mile with mixed and entertaining results!

Sep 2, 2020

Scott goes over Whitney and Amanda's efforts on their 5k trial and answers more training questions the Season 8.5 runners have!

Sep 2, 2020

Coach Ellie Greenwood goes over the efforts of her Season 8.5 runners 5k trials in the second of many challenges they will do throughout the season and training!

Aug 19, 2020

Emily and Kristina catch up with Ian on their 5k trials and talk about managing early niggles when big goals are at stake!

Aug 3, 2020

We had the chance to catch up with runners Miranda and Nathan and their coach, Amanda Basham.  The two runners were able to get their first challenge done with the one mile trial and talk about the first couple weeks of formal coaching! 

Jul 26, 2020

Coach Ellie Greenwood catches up with Brittany and Moriah for the first call since they got started with the training for their first 50k this year!  Enjoy the show.

Jul 26, 2020

Ian catches up with Emily and Kristina after a couple weeks of training.  A few days off serves Emily well after a common niggle.  We talk about nerves before big runs.  They both run their time trial.  Enjoy the show!

Jul 25, 2020

Whitney and Amanda both ran a 10k trial, one included vomit, and a one mile trial as one of the challenges of this season of Becoming Ultra.  They talk about the early training and get ready for a big month of training!

Jul 22, 2020

Shanna Sears is a runner and Licensed Clinical Social Worker.  Well, she was for one more day as of the recording of this show.  So why did she decide now was the time to quit her cozy job and go for her dreams?  That's what the call was about. If you are or ever have been considering taking a similar leap you should listen to this one!  Enjoy!

Jul 20, 2020

The coaches get on a call to figure out what challenges the Season 8.5 runners would be going through.  They ended up with 8 really solid concepts!  They also go over the route in Colorado and throw a few ideas around. Enjoy the show!

Jul 11, 2020

Coach Scott Jones gets to meet his runners for the first time on the first episode of the Season 8.5!  Becoming Ultra is all about helping runners run their first ultra.  This season, we are trying to get 8 of them to run their first on November 14th!

Jul 11, 2020

Coach Amanda Basham gets to meet her runners for the first time on the first episode of the Season 8.5!  Becoming Ultra is all about helping runners run their first ultra.  This season, we are trying to get 8 of them to run their first on November 14th!

Jul 11, 2020

Coach Ellie Greenwood gets to meet her runners for the first time on the first episode of the Season 8.5!  Becoming Ultra is all about helping runners run their first ultra.  This season, we are trying to get 8 of them to run their first on November 14th!

Jul 11, 2020

Coach Ian Sharman gets to meet his runners for the first time on the first episode of the Season 8.5!  Becoming Ultra is all about helping runners run their first ultra.  This season, we are trying to get 8 of them to run their first on November 14th!

Jul 5, 2020

As ambitious as it was, and is, Season 8.5 selection show and process is in the bag.  Seventeen amazing humans and runners from around North America threw their name in the hat to be a part of the most recent Becoming Ultra season where runners will ramp up to an Ultra distance run in November of 2020.  Four coaches, two teams, and one goal.   

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Jul 3, 2020

Take a listen to the runners who applied for the newest season of Becoming Ultra.  It's not easy putting yourself out there so major props to these amazing people all over the country.

Jun 29, 2020

The coaches (Ellie Greenwood, Amanda Basham, Ian Sharman, and Scott Jones) hop on a call to talk about the upcoming season and what they are excited for regarding the runner's applying.  They talk about their own failures and why they all love coaching this sport!  If you have ever felt compelled to train for something big, this is the time.  Apply now!

Jun 9, 2020

Emily recaps an adventurous first 50k and how everything went down for her first 50k and the finale to Season 8!

May 24, 2020

Will reflects on his first 50k he ran solo and family supported in Oregon.

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