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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!

Becoming Ultr‪a‬ Athlete On Fire

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    • 4.8 • 87 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 9:22 Carly and Brian retest their 5k and more!

    Season 9:22 Carly and Brian retest their 5k and more!

    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!

    • 26 min
    Season 9:21 Priscila and Lauren retest their 1 mile and 5k, Lauren makes us all jealous!

    Season 9:21 Priscila and Lauren retest their 1 mile and 5k, Lauren makes us all jealous!

    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!

    • 25 min
    Season 9:20 Bill and Caitlin retest their 1 mile and 5k.

    Season 9:20 Bill and Caitlin retest their 1 mile and 5k.

    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. 

    • 38 min
    Season 9:19 Pacing long efforts, volume, and current longest run.

    Season 9:19 Pacing long efforts, volume, and current longest run.

    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!

    • 23 min
    Be Ultra On Pace: 02 Will and Scott take listener questions about fueling, introduce hydration challenge.

    Be Ultra On Pace: 02 Will and Scott take listener questions about fueling, introduce hydration challenge.

    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!

    • 28 min
    Season 9:18 Lauren and Priscilla get to know each other on a Bay Area run!

    Season 9:18 Lauren and Priscilla get to know each other on a Bay Area run!

    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!

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
87 Ratings

87 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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