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Video: Bounding Drills that make better trail runners.

One thing about running events on epic trails is that you can’t find epic trails everywhere to do your training on.  And, that’s okay.  There are tons of ways to prep your body in your training for the needs of the trails, no matter how technical.  This video covers a simple bounding drill you can do on just about any ...

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Video: Overspeed on slight incline.

Overspeed training is a great way to improve turnover. A few tips on how to effectively do an overspeed set in the video. Try this: 5 sets .5 mile up at 95% effort with good form 2 min cooldown .5 mile down as fast as possible without losing form or overstriding

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My First Ultra:17 “My fifth grade teacher named me molasses.”

My First Ultra tells the stories of runners’ first ultra.   Name:  Henry Howard Hometown: Lafayette, IN Occupation: Director of Communication 1st Ultra:  Buckeye Trail 50k From sign up to race day: 8 months Training basics:  Hill repeats and a couple spring marathons Nutrition basics: Real food (bananas, pb & j, chocolate) and UCANN, Tailwind Advice:  “Don’t limit yourself.”   ...

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Season 4:08 A running film review, gear talk (packs), and the Catalyst herself!

On the show: Rebecca is up to a longest run ever of 16.2 miles! We talk about considerations for what type of pack she should get. Liza and Rebecca review the film “A Day In the Life” by Billy Yang. We talk training. We spy on Rebecca at work.  Fun times on the Becoming Ultra Podcast.   Did you know ...

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My First Ultra:16 “You have to adapt or those mountains will slaughter you.”

Name: Niki Hurst Location: B.C. Canada (Squamish) Occupation: Education Developer First Ultra: Squamish 50k My First Ultra is a purely entertaining account of random runners and their first ultra.  Whether they completed it or failed horribly we figure someone out there will learn something.  Did they hallucinate, eat enough, chafe their little legs off?  Listen and find out! Like What We Stand For?  Join ...

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My First Ultra:15 “In 6 months, I lost 90 pounds.”

On this episode our guest lost his dad at a fairly young age and had his first child around the same time. It was time for a lifestyle change, big time. Hear his story about how he did it and what his first ultra was like. Need a team to support you and your first ULTRA? Team BU.  

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My First Ultra:14 “My finish lines rank among the top moments in my life.”

My First Ultra explores runners’ first experience running an ultra.  This show was great but be sure to read her written account below before diving in! My journey from just starting out to my first 50-miler… ________________ She cut me off in mid-sentence and said….”Just shut up and run, Susan.”. I had recently started running, but hadn’t gone longer than ...

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Testimonials

We get some pretty amazing messages from people all over the world.  Here are a few of our favorite. I’m from the UK – I’m training for my first ultramarathon and actually I have to say it is all because of your show, I’m listening now to the third series of Becoming Ultra and have been following it all the ...

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London in the winter, growing pains, and early hook up from 33Shake.

Warren Pole and 33 Shake have been a partner with us at Becoming Ultra for almost a year. He catches us up on how business is going for the endurance nutrition product as well as what the holidays are like in London. Nutrition tips for the holiday season and a nice little hook up for listeners! We do make a ...

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