Liza Howard

Liza Howard

Liza Howard is a national champion runner with multiple records in distances ranging from marathons to 100 mile trail races.

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Liza Howard

Liza Howard is a national champion runner with multiple records in distances ranging from marathons to 100 mile trail races.


Morning time

It’s almost 6am, and Ruby is still asleep. The second pot of coffee is brewing, the chickens are big enough to sleep outside all night, and Eliot’s going to bake some bread. Life is good. I’m going to Tucson to teach this weekend at the NOLS Southwest Branch in Tucson, and I’m really excited. One of these days, I’ll [...]

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Done with fall and ready for winter

I feel like I’ve been run over by a truck a few times tonight. I’m chalking it up to the late September humidity. (This was 25 minutes into my run.) I ate five (ok, seven) popsicles to recover.  It was fun, but I still feel two-dimensional. After 25 miles Friday, an hour on Saturday, 14 on Sunday, and 1:20 with some speed today, [...]

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More DdF race report reading

After annotating Joe Grant’s Diagonale des Fous race report yesterday, I figured we could go through a few of them together and see what we could learn. Here’s the next one that came up by a fellow named Jalmin. “When I decided to participate to “La diagonale des fous” back in august 2015, I had no idea where I was setting [...]

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Race report reading

I’ve started reading race reports to prepare for Diagonale des Fous. Here are bits from Joe Grant’s from 2012 and a few of my initial thoughts about this race. “Let me start from the beginning. 2,700 runners are lined up for the twentieth anniversary of La Diagonale des Fous(English: The Diagonal of Fools) on Reunion Island; [...]

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