Becoming Ultra

Synopsis

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.

Episodes

  • Season 8:22 Will and the unfortunate case of a burning butt.

    Season 8:22 Will and the unfortunate case of a burning butt.

    08/05/2020 Duration: 22min

    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!

  • Season 8:21 Emilys route for her 50k and more on training in the new world.

    Season 8:21 Emily's route for her 50k and more on training in the new world.

    24/04/2020 Duration: 34min

    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. 

  • Season 8:20 Will keeps plugging and cant believe how far he has come!

    Season 8:20 Will keeps plugging and can't believe how far he has come!

    24/04/2020 Duration: 28min

    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.  

  • Season 8:19 Self care and running during COVID-19 life.

    Season 8:19 Self care and running during COVID-19 life.

    18/04/2020 Duration: 33min

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

  • Season 8:18 Will gets into a groove during quarantine.

    Season 8:18 Will gets into a groove during quarantine.

    10/04/2020 Duration: 23min

    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.

  • Band Together Run Series Introduction

    Band Together Run Series Introduction

    30/03/2020 Duration: 21min

    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/

  • Season 8:17 Will is ready to not ever quit.

    Season 8:17 Will is ready to not ever quit.

    26/03/2020 Duration: 21min

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

  • Season 8:16 Emily and Ian get back on track after the craziest week weve ever experienced.

    Season 8:16 Emily and Ian get back on track after the craziest week we've ever experienced.

    25/03/2020 Duration: 22min

    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. 

  • Interview: Jason Robillard on 11 ways to prepare for the worst. It isnt that negative!

    Interview: Jason Robillard on 11 ways to prepare for the worst. It isn't that negative!

    20/03/2020 Duration: 53min

    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!

  • Ian and Scott on the challenges and changes to Season 8.

    Ian and Scott on the challenges and changes to Season 8.

    19/03/2020 Duration: 13min

    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!

  • Scott and Liza on her crazy stressful week and how caring is the key to good coaching!

    Scott and Liza on her crazy stressful week and how caring is the key to good coaching!

    12/03/2020 Duration: 33min

    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!

  • Antelope Canyon Features: From 80 hours work weeks to hopefully less ultras!

    Antelope Canyon Features: From 80 hours work weeks to hopefully less ultras!

    11/03/2020 Duration: 14min

    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!

  • Antelope Canyon Features: From one of the hottest spots in Mexico to Arizona for his first ultra.

    Antelope Canyon Features: From one of the hottest spots in Mexico to Arizona for his first ultra.

    10/03/2020 Duration: 13min

    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!

  • Antelope Canyon Features: From the heat of Malaysia to Utah, one runner is ready for his first ultra.

    Antelope Canyon Features: From the heat of Malaysia to Utah, one runner is ready for his first ultra.

    09/03/2020 Duration: 11min

    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!

  • Antelope Canyon Features: Prosthetist running her first ultra with her patients in mind.

    Antelope Canyon Features: Prosthetist running her first ultra with her patients in mind.

    08/03/2020 Duration: 17min

    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. 

  • Pre First Ultra Interviews: Antelope Canyon 55k with a mom and therapist from Colorado!

    Pre First Ultra Interviews: Antelope Canyon 55k with a mom and therapist from Colorado!

    07/03/2020 Duration: 08min

    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!

  • Season 8:15 An upcoming 30k and how to stay on track every day.

    Season 8:15 An upcoming 30k and how to stay on track every day.

    07/03/2020 Duration: 27min

    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!

  • Season 8:14 Will runs for 6 hours, runs Smith Rock, and runs fast.

    Season 8:14 Will runs for 6 hours, runs Smith Rock, and runs fast.

    28/02/2020 Duration: 28min

    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.

  • Season 8:13 Self doubt, keeps creeping in.

    Season 8:13 Self doubt, keeps creeping in.

    21/02/2020 Duration: 36min

    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!

  • Season 8:12 A little tough coaching love never hurt anyone.

    Season 8:12 A little tough coaching love never hurt anyone.

    15/02/2020 Duration: 30min

    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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