Athlete On Fire

Today's guest is a passionate gymnast and he has a story to tell about how his passion brought him back to the sport he loves. He also talks about the tenets the sport teaches that is good for just about any athlete.  Our first gymnast for the Athlete On Fire show!

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On this episode we sort through all of the applications and finally, to two lucky runners who will be featured as the Becoming Ultra Season 4 runners! What is their "why"? Are they too experienced? Did someone pee on the floor? Yeah, you'll just have to listen to this one!

 

Becoming Ultra is produced by Athlete On Fire.

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Zac Cromwell has quietly gone about his journey in endurance, making many friends along the way. Harnessing his love and skills in rock climbing towards that of endurance events, he understands what it means to keep going.

Catching up with Cookie from Team SISU recently, he discussed experiencing "the dark place" and how a couple of DNF's at events has made him grateful for what he now knows and how he spreads that same gratitude.

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The community in the ultra running world is always considered top of the sporting world.  Hear about some niche communities on today's show.

 
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Jon is a long-serving writer for These Football Times and the Original Coach and is the author of the upcoming book "It's Just a Ball: Exploring the Complexities of a Simple Game".

Jon, a supporter of Liverpool Football Club and AFC Ajax, is based in the U.S. and is involved in promoting grassroots football and specializes in player development writing and coaching. He is the co-founder of Year Zero Soccer, a non-profit grassroots football organization that is partnered with TFT.

His work has been featured on the Guardian Sport Network, Inside Soccer, NSCAA Soccer Journal, White Lines Magazine, and Spartan Magazine.

Cookie of Team SISU caught up with him recently a they draw the parallels between running, football (soccer), training and what athletic ability and training means in modern times.

 

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Why would you not live in the place of your dreams?  That is the question today's guest asked when starting Mountaincareers.com.  After seeing that most companies were still only advertising on crappy print publications and most online job postings were for seasonal work, she wanted to find a better way. Listen to what mountain living is all about and more on this episode.

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Becoming Ultra finds a couple runners and follows their journey for 6 months as they train for a 50 miler.  Listen to the launch of the 4th season!

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Nick Waddell has a lengthy and impressive background in the military. For fun, he crawls through sand and mud, hikes long distances and carries heavy things for no apparent reason. Nick is an endurance athlete.

But what makes him tick and why would someone want to do these kinds of things when they don't need to?

Nick addresses these questions and many others when he caught up with Cookie from Team SISU recently.

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The first show of 2017 is packed full of stuff for you!  Three workouts to throw into your routine.  One that is great for OCR athletes, a unique cycling set, and a strictly running challenge.  We also talk about the power of numbers, especially the number 62.  A new curriculum for fitness pros and the launch of Season 4 for Becoming Ultra.  Thanks for listening to the Athlete On Fire show!

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When trail running is of value by itself and you want to share that fact with the running world and veterans you make something happen. In this case, the Band Of Runners Trail Camp was launched.  Learn from the runners who are making this concept a reality and why they decided to go for it.  Coming in 2017!

 
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