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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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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 10:04 The selection show for Season 10.

    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!

    • 30 min
    Season 10:03 The Audio Applications for Season 10

    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! 

    • 14 min
    Season 10:02 The coaches of Season 10 talk about running back east, who they think should apply!

    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!

    • 23 min
    Season 10:01 The RD of the Bryce Conquer the Mountain 50k!

    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!

    • 31 min
    Season 9:45 Bill and Caitlin share their epic experience from their first ultra!

    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!

    • 31 min
    Season 9:44 Priscila and Lauren share their first ultra reflections!

    Season 9:44 Priscila and Lauren share their first ultra reflections!

    A tale of two different runs.  Priscila and Lauren proved that race day can go perfectly or completely crazy without much explanation.  Their reflections on their first ultra is truly inspiring.  Enjoy.  Also, go apply for Season 10! 

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
90 Ratings

90 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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