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Podcasts to start the Summer off

It's been a while. Summer is a busy time and training peaks and ramps up in all sorts of ways. Let's catch up on some of our podcasts. Richard If you didn't get a chance to hear, Steph's husband, Richard, did his very first marathon, the Blue Ridge M [...]

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Tips for Travel Part two

If you missed part one, click here. Otherwise, welcome to part two of this two part series for traveling! You've already discovered most likely that travel is fun and traveling for races is pretty epic, if not, you are heading out on a really cool tr [...]

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Tips for Travel Part one

Traveling One of the perks of doing trail races is traveling. But traveling can be a tricky matter especially when it's an A race or a family vacation! Yes, it's true. Some people make family vacations out of their race schedule, although this is ver [...]

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Catching up on the pod

Ticks, Poison Ivy, 100 milers, food cravings, 15% grades, mountain lions and quads oh my! Let's catch you up with some of the podcasts as of late. Looking back, we've put out a lot of useful info on our weekly BU podcast featuring Rebecca from Team B [...]

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5ks and Ultras

Experience and Education A lot of what Becoming Ultra likes to offer up is an education. And part of being educated is through experience. Not everyone's experiences are going to be the same, not at all, but there are usually some key aspects in whic [...]

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Women of Team BU Podcast

Something a little different At Team BU, we have a healthy gathering of female athletes from all different backgrounds. The members are free to join our private group chat, and recently, through our fellow team member Andrea, we got on the topic of w [...]

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Spring 2019 is here

Let's get you all caught up with what the team has been up to. Becoming Ultra 2019 We planned several different events and options this year for Team BU and Becoming Ultra trying to expand our outreach and make our events more accessible to others ac [...]

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TerraFlex Shoe Review from Xero Shoes

TerraFlex Shoe Review Introduction Over the last several years, a lot of information has come out about the benefits of being barefoot or wearing minimalist shoes.  Whether you desire to walk or run barefoot or not, there are times when it is necessa [...]

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The Blue Ridge Marathon – Behind the Scenes

The Interview with Julia Boas There's a lot that goes behind the scenes for any race. The Blue Ridge marathon is going on its 10th year this year! Between permits from the city of Roanoke and the National Parks Service, things can get complicated. Ad [...]

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The BAC Athletes Ramp Up

Goals Goal Goals! Chelsea Last time Chelsea and Ellie were introduced and the playing field set. She is currently in week two of training with Ellie for her first ultra and things are looking great.  Her knee is better and her running partner is [...]