Grady is still having a pretty tough go at it after his episode with rhabdomyolysis.
How can you mentally get over an injury or episode and get back to your normal self as a runner and athlete?
Ian has some Western States Predictions.
Alice had wanted to run an ultra for some time. When she saw the chance for some serious training, she jumped at the opportunity. A fun and real look at everyday runners going for epic goals!
Rebecca has a 50k coming up.
How does Liza have her use intervals for her training?
How can you use intervals?
What are some of the obvious benefits of interval training?
On the subject of intervals, when have your hosts run from stuff out on training runs?
Enjoy the Becoming Ultra show!
We all lose loved ones. What is the best way to get back to the trails after the loss? We try to answer that one on the show today.
Thanks for listening!
Pam Smith is a talented ultra runner who just so happens to be a medical doctor as well. She joins us to teach us about rhabdomyolysis after Grady suffered an episode on a long trail run a couple weeks ago. What is rhabdomyolysis? When should you worry? What do runners need to know? What are Grady's next steps?
All this and more on the show!
While all of you are looking for hills to run, Rebecca has to drive two hours to get away from them. We try to put a bandaid on this issue as well as add serious training tips to the issue. Also, a public service announcement regarding NSAIDS and running. Seriously y'all. Enjoy.
Ian will NOT share his nut butter, and neither should you! We rate gear by preference and need. Talk about changing out shoes for runs. We also have a special guest to talk about injury prevention for trail runners!
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We dive into Liza's analogy game and the training plan for the next couple months leading up to Rebecca's first 50 miler. We have a chance to talk about recovering from her marathon last week and the mental side of prepping for a much longer effort in only two months. Enjoy the show!
Last week we delved into what Liza and Rebecca thought about on their training and race day runs so we wanted to see what the fellas thought about out there!
Eric Nordgren is involved with the Voyageur 50 which happens to be the race that our season 4 runners are running on July 29th. We talk about the history of the race, local running scene, trails, beer, and of course, the course. Enjoy.
Knowing what you think on a long or tough run is one thing. Diving into other people's heads, now that's interesting. Today we do just that on the show!
Ginger Gutting is a runner from Fredericksburg, VA. A co-worker got her interested enough to train for and run her first ultra, the JFK50. It was a heck of a day. Listen to how it went, how she trained and who she got to agree to run it with her again this year!
It's true. We are all gonna die. What we do before that is our own fault. So, a little pep talk from the host with some examples you may be able to relate to. Also, new rules for some of the shows we share on the feed. And, a shout out to a very important person from Athlete On Fire!
Grady has completed his first marathon and shares that it was anticlimactic. We took this as a good sign. We find out what percentage of his run was running verse walking, how much he had left in the tank, and what his recovery has been like so far. Ian Sharman helps guide his and our listeners through what his training moving forward should and will look like!
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Running your first marathon can seem daunting. The easiest way to make sure it can be enjoyable is to have a plan for pacing and to stick to it. We chat about Rebecca's first marathon coming up soon on the show today.
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!
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!
My First Ultra tells the stories of runners' first ultra. Our guest is from Lafayette, Indiana and works as a Director of Communication. Find out how long he gave himself from sign up until race day. What was his training like? What did he do for nutrition? The more we can share normal runners' stories from their ultra's the more everyone will learn before their first!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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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.