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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!

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    • 4.8 • 86 Ratings

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!

    Season 9:15 Smith Rock adventure, beer mile talks, and ice rinks in Rhode Island!

    Season 9:15 Smith Rock adventure, beer mile talks, and ice rinks in Rhode Island!

    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

    • 31 min
    Season 9:14 Carly and Brian get the new year rolling with time trials!

    Season 9:14 Carly and Brian get the new year rolling with time trials!

    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!

    • 29 min
    Season 9:13 What is the downcycle in training, how can I use HR and more!

    Season 9:13 What is the downcycle in training, how can I use HR and more!

    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!

    • 30 min
    Season 9: 12 Ellie catches up with Lauren and Priscila to kick off 2021!

    Season 9: 12 Ellie catches up with Lauren and Priscila to kick off 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!

    • 30 min
    Season 9:11 Our first call of the year with the Basham Crew!

    Season 9:11 Our first call of the year with the Basham Crew!

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

    • 25 min
    Season 9:10 Charitable traditions and big goals early.

    Season 9:10 Charitable traditions and big goals early.

    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!

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
86 Ratings

86 Ratings

Jsorens6 ,

Excellent series for aspiring ultramarathoners

The first hand experience and coaching advice is presented in an entertaining manner. I’ve run many miles to these episodes. They are so good I’m going back through and listening to the seasons again.

jdijowjoss ,

Best of the Best

As a newer ultra marathoner, I appreciate all the wisdom and professional coaching. All coaches really offer superior advice that can be applied to your everyday trail runner to an elite trail runner. The podcast is very relatable on every level. Thank you for the content that makes all levels of trail runners feel seen and heard!! Keep them coming!

Disappointed 517 ,

Format growing for the better

The addition of a new shorter podcast about living your ultra best is a great addition to this already awesome podcast .

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