Becoming Ultra is following the journey's of two runners who are being coached by two of the best ultra runners in the world to finish a 50k in Aspen Colorado. The catch is that neither runner has ever run more than a half marathon. Along the way will be coaching tips, race directors perspective, and the stories of elite and everyday runners on their first Ultra run!
Liza Howard and the Keys 100!
Liza Howard comes on to share her wild experience racing in the Florida Keys recently. What it took to finish, and even win the dang race!! Be sure to support Band Of Runners after listening!
Season 10:04 The selection show for Season 10.
On this episode Scott, Hillary, Ellie, and Amanda sit down to pick the runners for season 10. Big shout out to everyone who put themselves out there and applied! Time to do the work now!
Season 10:03 The Audio Applications for Season 10
For every Season our application process includes an audio portion where we can get to know the runners a bit better before choosing who to coach for the project. This episode is a collection of all of the audio applicants for Season 10. Enjoy!
Season 10:02 The coaches of Season 10 talk about running back east, who they think should apply!
Hang out with coaches Hillary Allen, Amanda Basham, Ellie Greenwood, and Scott Jones as they get pumped for Season 10 to begin. They talk about east coast running, the types of people who should apply, and more. Enjoy. While you are at it, apply!
Season 10:01 The RD of the Bryce Conquer the Mountain 50k!
Mike Spiller of Rev3Endurance and host of the featured 50k for Season 10 joins us to talk all about the upcoming weekend in October in the idyllic Basye, Virginia. The course, the region, and everything else you need to know is on the show. If you want to sign up, use BECOMINGULTRA20 for a 20% discount!
Season 9:45 Bill and Caitlin share their epic experience from their first ultra!
Bill and Caitlin rounded out the Season as the oldest and youngest runners of the crew. Their reflections of training and the race are pretty great to hear and if you are on the fence about doing your own first ultra, listening to these two should push you to sign up! Go apply for Season 10 now!
Great resource for trailrunners
I have been listening to Becoming Ultra for over a year now and have learned so much about trail running. I am not planning to do an ultra any time soon, but the content of the pod applies to any trail running pursuits. You would usually pay for this kind of insight and advice. I love the concept of featuring runners who are training for their first ultra - very inspiring and humbling. Thanks Scott!