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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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May 19, 2020

Scott and Liza hop on a call to recap the weekend of the second Band Together Run Series.  From nuns, to crazy vertical, poop's in the woods to PR's, this call covered it all! Enjoy.

May 14, 2020

Will found his route and is ready to go!  He fills us in on the elevation, logistics, and more!

May 14, 2020

Emily has the route set with a 1am start and is set to run the coast.  She is ready to get after it and move towards new and bigger goals.. But first...

May 13, 2020

Liza and Scott talk about the upcoming run for the series created to keep you moving and connected!  You can sign up here.

May 11, 2020

Matt Davis from Obstacle Racing Media and Scott talk about virtual running and new and fun concepts you can try from both brands.  We talked about kids, and sport, training, and more.  Check out his Ultra Virus 12 hour and our Band Together series!

May 8, 2020

It would be  easy to crack jokes about hemorrhoids just based on the location and ridiculousness that these are even allowed to happen to people, much less runners, but many people experience them so we had to address the issue on today's show.  Will is 9 days away from his first 50k so enjoy the journey and show with him!

Apr 24, 2020

Emily has a few ideas for what her route is going to look like for her first 50k in a few weeks and Ian has ideas that may help her decrease some run related anxiety. 

Apr 24, 2020

It happens with so many runners. One day you end up so far from where you were and you can hardly believe how to got there.  Will seems to be in this special place right now.  

Apr 18, 2020

Emily is figuring out training in the new world and Ian talks her through to get to a good place for training!

Apr 10, 2020

Will is plugging away and staying motivated for the 50k coming up in May.  The race may have been taken off the the table but that isn't stopping him from training as well as he can.

Mar 30, 2020

Scott and Liza talk about the unique run series they came up with to get through the spring and summer with purpose and lots of fun! http://becomingultra.com/band-together-run-series/

Mar 26, 2020

Will is back, well, he never really left.  Ellie and host Scott talk out the options for this unprecedented season of Becoming Ultra!

Mar 25, 2020

A week after the mental and physical adjustment from the virus, Ian and Emily get to talk about the new direction Season 8 is taking and how these goals should inspire others to keep moving. 

Mar 20, 2020

Writer, educator, and coach Jason Robillard comes on the show to talk about 11 ways to prepare for the times we are living in.  As a fellow ultra runner the perspective was interesting and positive for those seeking solutions. Enjoy!

Mar 19, 2020

Unprecedented.  We are hearing that word a lot these days.  If we do anything here at Becoming Ultra it is bringing the idea of persistence and resilience to the masses.  We have a plan too!  Enjoy!

Mar 12, 2020

Liza Howard and Scott Jones hop on a call to talk about the crazy and stressful week she just endured.  Just crazy stuff most people wouldn't expect.  We talk coaching  can caring and a lot more! Enjoy!

Mar 11, 2020

Jen works long hours and she is looking forward to the peace of the trails in the desert.  She shares what amazing groups have inspired her and kept her on track through her training.  Enjoy another show about runners before they run their first ultra!

Mar 10, 2020

Omar is excited to have family come with him on his 12 hours drive to Page, Arizona for his first ultra.  He expects it to be hard but doesn't plan on ever stopping once he starts! Hear how he trained and why he chose Antelope Canyon for his first ultra!

Mar 9, 2020

Wing Hoe is a student and a passionate runner studying for his MBA and ready to attack his first ultra. He has big goals and we talk about them today on the show that is diving into the mindset of first time ultra runners!

Mar 8, 2020

Harriet wanted to find a way to take pictures of Antelope Canyon and the beauty and intrigue led to just signing up for a race to run there.  It's great to hear the ways people's work affect their efforts on the trail.  Enjoy this unique look into someone's thoughts a week before their first ultra. 

Mar 7, 2020

We are doing short interviews with runners all over who chose the Antelope Canyon 55k as their first ultra.  You only get one first time so listening to perception before is a great resource and very entertaining!  Enjoy!

Mar 7, 2020

Emily and Ian go back and forth on how to keep Emily moving and motivated through this crucial time of her training!  An upcoming 30k should be a great test and confidence builder.  Enjoy!

Feb 28, 2020

Will has been big time since our last call and we didn't even have to get on his case this call! He had a great experience in his first 6 hour timed event in Vegas.  He even saw Elvis.  He got to test out the trails at Smith Rock which was awesome as well and he ran fast on one of his training sessions. So much faster that it got Ellie's attention and had to be addressed.  Also, Ellie gets called out for being amazing!  Enjoy the show.

Feb 21, 2020

Emily got back on track, then missed a couple.  Dealing with doubt on the way to a big goal is completely normal. We dive in on that subject today!

Feb 15, 2020

Will is plugging away in the rainy and muddy Northwest and it led to a bigger conversation of mindset in less than ideal conditions.  Most of you will be able to relate.  Keep it positive in your training and the race should be much easier.  Enjoy.

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