Josh Jones is a Doctor of Physical Therapy based out of western North Carolina. On this episode we answer listener questions on injuries specific to them. Stress fractures in the feet. Ankle sprains and breaks. Hip flexor strains and general function. Achilles issues. We are only answering a few of these for each call so we dive a bit deeper and give actionable advice. Don't worry, Josh and your host Scott Jones have quite the history together so we will be sure to mix stories of adventure in to these for you all! Enjoy.
If you are ready to go and run in the beautiful landscapes in Page, Arizona this spring, this is a must listen to show. We talk with the Antelope Canyon Ultras race director about everything you need to know about the race. Enjoy!
Emily and Ian catch us up on her running and other life stuff! We go into our weekly slang segment too!
This one hits hard. Scott had a chance to sit down with a couple local Colorado friends to tell their stories. Both lost spouses at a young age. Both had young kids at the time. Both use exercise and running as a way to grieve. Their kids went to school together but they never met until recently. It's a both sad yet hopeful story and we hope you appreciate their amazing and heartfelt words.
Liza Howard and Scott Jones take some time to talk about all things running and coaching with our ever changing culture. On this episode they talk about the idea of using performance tools and when it is just too much. Specifically, the Nike Vaporfly controversy. They also touch on missed runs in training programs and when seeking too much information as a new runner might be too much! Enjoy the show! Have questions? Let us know and we will feature them on the next show!
Will has had some great breakthroughs recently in training for his first ultra ever, the Smith Rock 50k in Oregon this May! A new approach to daily nutrition has him feeling strong and his runs are getting longer and stronger! Ellie shares what the next stage of training holds and Will complains about the rain, just a little! Enjoy!
Host Scott and Luis Escobar had a chance to sit down in Squaw Valley and talk all things running. Upcoming adventures in Bhutan. Why he is working with the Spartan Trail series and all about the Born To Run Ultras he founded and how crazy things can get at the annual running festival! Enjoy.
Shanna has worked in social work for her whole career and while the counseling and efforts she puts into her job are meaningful, they can be quite stressful. In the last year she has been taking steps to use the same skills with runners. This is an introduction to her and why and how she wants to help! Enjoy the show.
James Wright set off for a new type of ultra adventure when he signed up for the Frozen Otter 100k held in Wisconsin in the middle of January. We talk about the unique challenges he faced and how he would do things different next time! Enjoy the call.
Emily thought she was the only one. The coaches thought it was everyone? So, who actually misses runs and how do we move on from these in the big picture of a training program? We answer that and more on the show today! Enjoy
Will is ready to see some results and Ellie reassures him they are coming. Scott can't talk. Enjoy the show following runners training for their first 50k!
Scotty Mills is a legend in the world of ultra running. He took the time to deliver a speech about what the sport has done for him over the span of his life as a runner and race director. If you believe in the power of community, you'll love this talk. Thanks for listening!
Emily had a road trip as an adult child and shared that Becoming Ultra could possibly be a cult on first impression from some family members! We talk about her running over the last couple weeks. We talk early year goals for the masses and we throw out some more unique words to try and stump Ian and his English or British background! It's a fun one!
The new year is here and we catch up with Will and his coach Ellie. A double digit run coming up as well as a 6 hour running event. We also dive into trail etiquette stories. Happy New Year and enjoy!
Emily is getting her training rolling in the first couple weeks of training for her first ultra in May of 2020. Ian catches us up on her progress and answers some common early training questions.
Will and Ellie catch up a bit. Will asks about gear he needs. Ellie learns a little about baseball.
Dave Mackey has had a most interesting career in endurance sports and it only got crazier in the last few years. He shares his story of a fateful day on the trails near Boulder, Colorado at the Band Of Runners trail camp this past November. We know you'll enjoy! Oh, you should go donate to this awesome organization while you are at it!
Kevin Dunn, of Las Vegas, was able to run his first 100 miler this fall. This call is a post race call with his coach to just chat about the experience and his recovery moving forward. Enjoy!
Mark Carles is a runner, brother, son, and one of the bravest athletes we have had on the show. Given a few months to live over a year ago and he is still fighting the rare form of liver cancer he was diagnosed with by running and being with family. Matching tattoos with his mom, late nights and early mornings with his brother and even some kind words from Dan Rather will have you rethinking what you should get out of every day. Enjoy the show.
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Will and Ellie get to chat for the first time on the show. We learn when the switch flipped for Will and when and why he started running. We also dive into the initial coaching expectations between the two. Enjoy.
We didn't waste any time getting to know Emily on her first call of the newest season. Ian Sharman will be coaching Emily to her first ultra in 2020 at Smith Rock Ascent. This is the first day of the journey and we were there to capture it. It went deep pretty quick but we loved the authenticity and can't wait for more.
Amanda Gautier is a case manager for the Homeless Alliance in OKC. She manages several chronically homeless veterans to help them identify, secure and maintain housing. She is used to problem solving and breaking barriers for the population she serves. Today Amanda talks about her own stories of adversity as she literally lost her eyesight to amoebas that were eating her corneas and then fought to save her life after being diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. She shares her stories of hopelessness, determination and down right badassery!!
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It is so hard to resist the holiday goodies but with a little mindfulness you can get through it without overdoing the bad stuff. Remember to fuel your body with good nutrition so that you will feel great at the end of the day.
On this Band of Runners series we will be sharing some of our favorite speeches from the camp that happens in Texas every year for Veterans and runners from all over. Pam Smith is one of the best runners and humans in the sport. We think you'll enjoy!