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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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Mar 14, 2021

Carly and Brian catch us up on their training.  The miles are getting longer but the focus and commitment has not waned at all.  Enjoy!

Mar 13, 2021

It's been a bit longer between calls so it's great to catch up with them to see how they are doing with their training.   Some well earned fatigue that is common for this stage of training and changing weather looks to help them keep rolling!  Enjoy!

Mar 11, 2021

Scott and nutritionist Will hop on for another talk about how to optimize our eating habits for better running performance.  How do you curb the cravings?  Scott shares his weakness with cookies.  Will gives actionable advice.  Enjoy!

Mar 5, 2021

Bill and Caitlin join Coach Scott to catch up on all things training and adjusting to new training concepts.  Recovering between runs and specifically longer back to back efforts came up as well as the 14 day run streak.  Enjoy!

Mar 5, 2021

Coach Ellie catches up with Lauren and Priscila as they are at the halfway point of their training for the first 50k!  Lauren hit a tough mental spot and Priscila headed to Hawaii for a getaway.  The 2 week run streak is beginning as well. Enjoy!

Feb 20, 2021

Ian hops on and talks through the most recent training with Brian and Carly. Brutal cold and winter weather affects both runners but they are plugging away.  We talk about their 5k retest and also talk about total hours of training per week to get an idea of the commitment that new ultra runners can expect!  Enjoy!

Feb 19, 2021

Priscila and Lauren are plugging away with their training and seeing some great results.  Lauren is in Hawaii making everyone jealous but still training hard.  Priscila is dealing with weather like the rest of the country!  Check in and see how their retest went for the 1 mile and 5k trials. Enjoy!

Feb 19, 2021

While Bill is delegated to the treadmill a lot lately Caitlin is getting much stronger in slightly better West coast weather.  They both find success with their retest of the 5k and 1 mile trial.  We also talk hydration details for longer upcoming efforts. 

Feb 14, 2021

Carly and Brian hop on to talk about retesting the 1 mile and 5k as well as where the rest of their training is to date.  Pacing for long runs and changing up running variables also come up in the talk. Enjoy!

Feb 12, 2021

Will Benitez of On Pace Wellness is back. Scott and Will answer a fueling question and start to talk about the importance of hydration.  They just launched their first educational and accountability challenge on hydration.  Enjoy and let us know if you have any questions for the next episode!

Feb 10, 2021

It's always so cool when we see this project bring people together in real life.  Lauren and Priscila had a chance to run together a couple weeks ago and we told them to come back with some intel on each other.  We also talk about the beer mile and current training status for each of them.  Enjoy!

Feb 6, 2021

Well, that time in the training has come again.  The Beer Mile.  One of the runners decided a 12 mile run before the beer mile wasn't too bad of an idea!   We also talk about their recent training and trials retests. Enjoy.

Jan 30, 2021

Will Benitez joins Scott to talk about his journey to the west coast from New Jersey, some of his philosophy on nutrition as it pertains to runners, and more.   This is the first of many more talks to bring more nutrition content to you all from someone who is helping runners figure this stuff out every single day!  Bring your questions.. We are ready to answer them all!

Jan 30, 2021

Coach Basham is back after bringing a beautiful little girl into the world!  Grace had some setbacks and doubt is creeping in but we sent her away on a positive note.  New work and bigger miles has Ashleigh ready to dominate the beer mile, if that's possible!  Enjoy the latest edition!

Jan 26, 2021

As Bill and Caitlin navigate higher run volume with their big goal on the horizon in May, we were able to step back and talk about the always interesting beer mile challenge as well as an adventure to Smith Rock and what Rhode Islanders do with their cold winters! Enjoy

Jan 22, 2021

Brian and Carly get their one mile and 5k time trial done and talk about the efforts both physically and mentally.  Coach Ian preps them for increased volume and challenges of upcoming training!

Jan 20, 2021

Bill and Caitlin come with some great questions. What is the downcycle week in the training plan?  How can I or should I use heart rate in training?  We hope you enjoy and hopefully learn something from this one!

Jan 12, 2021

In a fun and goofy episode, Scott and Ellie have to decide if they will lets the stars of the show, the runners, get a word in!  Enjoy!

Jan 8, 2021

We hop on with Amanda Basham and her runners for Season 9 to check in and see how early training is going for them!  

Jan 4, 2021

Ian has a chance to check in on Carly and Brian about early training goals and the whole group talked about family traditions throughout the years.  It's a great chance to get to know the runners better early in their training! Enjoy!

Dec 29, 2020

Bill and Caitlin are starting their training in as different ways as you could. One is coming off a surgery and dealing with a little post rehab and the other is running in the Northeast and all that that entails. We also chat about traditions in and around the holidays. Enjoy!

Dec 29, 2020

Ellie, Priscilla, and Lauren catch up after a couple weeks of training for their first ultra.  We talk about holiday traditions. A fun call to get to know everyone better.  Enjoy.

Dec 16, 2020

What a cool tandem. Ashleigh works at a running store and is ready to get some legit street cred.  Grace is a recovery room nurse in NY who has used running for mental health and respite through these times.  Enjoy the show!

Dec 12, 2020

Ian gets to meet his runners for Season 9 for the first time.  Brian and Carly combine for over 20 marathons but what happens when they shoot for their first ever ultra!  Hailing from Georgia and South Dakota both runners will have different looking training but it should be a great season nonetheless. Enjoy the show!

Dec 9, 2020

Ellie meets the two runners she will be guiding to their first ultra!  Both runners hail from the west coast!  Enjoy getting to know them and the challenges they are about to take on!

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