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Becoming Ultra

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Before Catra Corbett aka Dirt Diva was an ultrarunner, she was a drug addict.  The drugs led her to dropping out of school , developing an eating disorder, damaging relationships and eventually in jail.  Catra hit her rock bottom and decided sh
Runners from all over the world apply to be chosen for the Season 11 of Becoming Ultra project.   Enjoy hearing their stories and see which runners were selected by the coaches!  
Randi finished up her training with almost no issues and Jenn shares her solo Grand Canyon run and the changes she has seen in herself over the training cycle.  Now all we do is wait for a great race. Enjoy the show!
Dave has been spending lots of time on the bike to let his body recover from some injury and Mariah has been nailing all of her training. Today we talk about what they are expecting during the race and field questions from their coach, Amanda B
Thanks for joining us as we wrap up calls for race week before Miranda and Melissa get to test themselves in Virginia for their first ultra.  The work is in the bank.  Now it's time to see what they have!  Enjoy!
Canon’s story may sound very typical at first, married and has two kids, 9 & 7.  Grew up active in a small country town, played all sports as a youngster but focused on soccer in high school and went on to play in college.  Stayed active, until
Mike Spiller joins host Scott to answer the audio questions of the eight runners of Season 10 a week before race day.  If you are racing in Virginia this might be a good listen for you too!
We had the pleasure of chatting with the RD's of the partner race for Season 11. If you have not explored the western slope of Colorado you are in for a treat.  They share everything you need to know before coming out.  The course, pre race, th
FORMAT Jason Fitzgerald is the host of the Strength Running Podcast (one of the top 3 running podcasts in the US of all time) and the founder of Strength Running, an award-winning running blog with hundreds of thousands of monthly readers. A 2:
Join Coach Scott Jones, Ellie Greenwood, and Hillary Allen as they talk about the new season for Becoming Ultra!  New and aspiring ultra runners can apply to be coached for their first ultra in Fruita, Colorado for the Desert RATS Race and Fest
Miranda has had a setback and has some decisions to make regarding her race and Melissa has set some new volume records for herself. Their energy was great and coach Ellie shares a crazy story about racing and bees!  Enjoy.
We could not be more pumped to see all of the runners from this season pushing so strong so late in the training.  Dave's knee is still giving him issues but seem to be on the mend.  Mariah has been putting in some big efforts and feeling great
With less than 3 weeks to their first ultra Jenn and Randi have taken every opportunity to make sure their training is on point, and it's paying off!
Katie and Bailey are both plugging away and keeping healthy.  Unfortunately, Katie's area is on fire and it's been a tough go emotionally lately.  We hope you enjoy the show and give some love to the people losing so much. 
Scott Jones is a husband, father of two boys, 10 & 7, and adventurer.  Scott is the founder and coach of Athlete on Fire.  He has a master’s degree in exercise science and a coaching style as described by a current client that supports you bein
Whitney grew up in Anchorage Alaska and then moved to Texas in middle school. She was always very athletic but never pursued sports in school. After getting pregnant her senior year of high school and having her daughter, Reese the Summer after
Melissa is plugging right along with her training and even got to run with a previous season local in Rhode Island.  The ramp up to Virginia is looking promising.  Miranda hit a health scare and is figuring out where she is to be on the safe si
Katie and Bailey try their hand at some different types of running in the last couple weeks.  Running the beach for long miles verse her usual mountains was tougher than expected for Bailey and running 21 miles on pavement beat up Katie a bit. 
Randi and Jenn find a way to fit in a beer mile with their hectic life and training schedules and it sounds like they got all they could handle!  Randi had never had a full beer before!  Their training is coming right along and with only 5 week
Lucja Leonard loves running, but hasn't always!  A Dutch-born, Aussie raised, British woman living in the USA with her husband & fellow ultra runner, Dion Leonard, and their 2 fur-kids Gobi & Lara life is anything but straight forward.  Overwei
Dave and Mariah are still plugging along even through the hazyness of a couple tough beer miles. Dave deals with a slight knee set back and Mariah keeps pluggin away.  The next few weeks should be challenging but the set up for a great race day
Randi and Jenn come to share their shenanigans with their first ever beer mile along with some of their concerns for getting ready for the big day coming up.  It's a great listen today with a couple dedicated runners!
Amanda Follmar was one of the lucky runners to be featured during Season 8.5 of the Becoming Ultra Project, the group who ended their season with the November 2020 epic snowstorm 50K in Scott’s backyard. She has since completed one more 50K at
Kate Coward is a 41-year-old wife, mother, athlete, coach, and business owner.  Kate is known for her mental positivity and ability to preserver through the most extreme conditions.  She retired from her career as a CFO and is the founder of Fu
While Hillary runs in France Scott catches up with Bailey and Katie!  They keep it light and talk about their first ever attempt at a beer mile.  Let's just say they learned a lot. Enjoy the show!
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