Athlete On Fire (becoming ultra)

On this episode we share some needed changes to the very hectic Season 3 of the project.  We talk about mindset when you suffer big injuries and Warren Pole of 33 Shake comes on to talk about his cross country trip in the USA and the changes to labels by way of the FDA.  Thanks for listening.

Direct download: buinjury.mp3
Category:Becoming Ultra -- posted at: 6:20am MDT

A listener, Lisa, is on her feet at work for 50 hours a week, is a single mom with two teenagers, and is training for ultras.  We brainstorm a few training concepts she may be able to use in her training that will be good for anyone who is busy balancing work, life, and the important stuff, running. We also have to remind everyone that season 3 applications are being taken now for the Becoming Ultra Project!  Becoming Ultra is produced by Athlete On Fire.

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Category:Becoming Ultra -- posted at: 12:15pm MDT

Season 3 of the Becoming Ultra Project is now LIVE, if you will.  The applications for the Team RWB representative and the general representative are live at  If you are looking to do something truly epic this year, this may be for you.  We urge you to listen to the whole show to get an idea of what we are looking for before you apply.  And, if it isn't for you, share this with someone it may be for!  This is the Becoming Ultra Project, produced by Athlete On Fire.

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Category:Becoming Ultra -- posted at: 1:06pm MDT

The Becoming Ultra Project is about to begin season 3 and we share some of the details, including the launch date!  Also, Warren is on the road baking in the sun and finding amazing running communities and Nathan and Run Gum are getting ready for the Olympic season with an interesting event of their own. Enjoy the Becoming Ultra show, a part of the Athlete On Fire network!

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Category:Becoming Ultra -- posted at: 11:14am MDT

It's been over 6 months since Liza and Krystal first met and start a journey that would lead to Krystal's first attempt at a 50 mile run.  This show is the reflection of the experience.  What she learned, what she would do differently, and more.  Enjoy the Becoming Ultra Season 2 finale!  Becoming Ultra is produced by Athlete On Fire.

Direct download: BUKrystalfinal.mp3
Category:Becoming Ultra -- posted at: 11:15am MDT

Run Ragnar is a trail relay run and we are pretty pumped to have them on the show.  Their Race Director for the Snowmass, Colorado event comes on the show and shares what the experience will be like for the runners and what to expect.  Also, an update from the road with 33 Shake co-founder Warren Pole. We also share a story we have to share with you and more on the Becoming Ultra show, an Athlete On Fire production.

Direct download: BU-ragnarintro.mp3
Category:Becoming Ultra -- posted at: 6:44pm MDT

The last 6 months started with an ambitious goal to run a 50 miler. The longest run before Janet started on this journey was 13 miles.  With the help of ultra runner and coach Ian Sharman and plenty of support from a loyal audience, friends, and family, she was able to race in the American River 50 and tell us all about it on this show.  We hope you enjoyed her journey as much as we did.  This is the Becoming Ultra show of the Athlete On Fire Network.

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Category:Becoming Ultra -- posted at: 5:06pm MDT

The American River 50 was all we could have asked for and more.  Gutty and emotional runs for for both Krystal and Janet.  Family, friends, and a nice warm day to run a beautiful course.  Lives were definitely changed. We are on the road for this show and you'll know what all Becoming Ultra is up to after this episode!  

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Category:Becoming Ultra -- posted at: 11:56am MDT

Krystal is only a week away from her first 50 miler after training for 6 months.  The last week is comprised of nerves and "what if's" but staying true to yourself is as important as any training.  Is a massage a smart thing before the race? If so, how soon?  What about nutrition?  What changes should be made and how should you approach your diet the last week?  All of this plus a Marathon in Buffalo that Team RWB is partnered with and one question on social media that Liza reads responses from is pretty interesting/inspiring.  Enjoy the Becoming Ultra show!

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Category:Becoming Ultra -- posted at: 4:22pm MDT

Janet, like many runners, has put the work in over the last 6 months and now it's all about waiting for race day.  A legitimate taper will have her volume down and her mind racing but with a few tips she should be able to manage the time just fine.  What other last minute details regarding race day can she be doing to prepare?  This and more on today's Becoming Ultra show, a part of the Athlete On Fire network.

Direct download: BUS2-23.mp3
Category:Becoming Ultra -- posted at: 3:15pm MDT