Tag Archives: training

Season 4:18 I hate hills. A confession.

While all of you are looking for hills to run, Rebecca has to drive two hours to get away from them.  We try to put a bandaid on this issue as well as add serious training tips to the issue.  Also, a public service announcement regarding NSAIDS and running. Seriously y’all.  Enjoy.  

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Communities in the running world.

Community is such a big part of why runners stick with the sport so long.  You could go on a group trail run with a bunch of strangers and have friends for life in less than two hours.  The combination of the endorphins and the common goals even on a single run is a binding agreement.  So, we know there ...

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“Liza’s Not Breathing So Well.” >>>Running and Asthma

Look, Liza has no problem if you are wearing basketball shorts and cotton socks and you pass her.  It’s just that, this doesn’t usually happen.  A show about trusting a diagnosis and when no, you aren’t getting old, you aren’t fat, and you aren’t out of shape.  Listening to our bodies and when we should, and should not push. There ...

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Summer Repeats:04 Curb drills for agility and sport specificity.

This series is here to make better athletes out of runners. This is going to make better runners! Benefits from these drills: Improved agility Improved reaction time Coordination Better lateral movement Increased strength Increased power Sports/trail specific movements Watch the video and then scroll down to see how YOU can apply these drills. The Drills Alternating Step Ups: In a ...

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Season 3: Episode 5 The Uncomfortable Show

This one gets pretty uncomfortable, literally. We go a bit longer in the episode because there was so much to talk about regarding chafing, bears, and training.  Becoming Ultra is here to relate to the world of first time ultra runners.  Pop those head phones in, go for a run and enjoy the show! If this show saves your life ...

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Summer Repeats: 03 Line drills for runners!

Just like all of the posts in the series the line drills we are presenting are meant to make better athletes out of runners. The benefit from these drills are: Improved agility Improved reaction time Coordination Better lateral movement Increased strength Increased power Yes, these are all benefits for running! Watch the video then scroll down for the written description ...

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Summer Repeats: 02 Jump Rope for runners.

The goal to be a good runner is housed in the fact that being a good athlete will help you become a much better runner.  Jumping rope is a drill and skill that crosses over into just about any sport. Why Jump Rope? You gain agility needed on the trail when you have to move quickly and laterally to avoid ...

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MMM: >>> Chocolate as a superfood. Yes please.

Meghan shares why chocolate is considered a superfood.  Moderation may be important with this one but there may be a thing or two to learn on this episode! Meghan Kennihan gives us bite sized videos to learn something new every week that can help you with your running goals!  Check out her site.

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MMM:10 >>> Butter as a superfood.

Meghan Kennihan of Train With Meghan releases knowledge on all things training, nutrition, and more in bite sized videos every Monday.  This episode is about butter as a superfood!

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Training for an ultra: Training on the road and Zion trail 1/2 marathon race report

Trying to fit in a workout while traveling can be difficult, especially if you are traveling by car, across the country with 2 young children in tow.   I’ve been training for my first ultra for about 14 weeks now and I am still struggling to get my base mileage up to where it should be by now. If you’ve ...

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