I’m starting to think about MdS as a restful vacation with a bit running thrown in. I’m not underestimating the desert...
Liza Howard is a national champion runner with multiple records in distances ranging from marathons to 100 mile trail races.
Hello from Roswell, New Mexico! The kids and I had a great eight-hour drive here from San Antonio. I know! I can hardly believe I’m typing that. But Ruby and Asa were awesome. We had a good time today. We had a good time in the minivan in Texas. We had a good time in New Mexico. We had a good time counting aliens lampposts in Roswell. [...]Liza
It was 96 degrees when I ran yesterday … at 5:30pm. By 8:30, I was a useless sweaty pile on the kitchen floor. Eliot brought me cold watermelon and I ate it on my back. I sat up to drink some Tailwind, and then I spent another 10 minutes on the floor. Shoot. So much for being acclimated to the heat. The running itself wasn’t [...]Liza
Juliet is just 9 miles from her rest spot for the day in Hampshire, TN. She’s staying at a “Gentleman’s Club” there that’s listed as a shelter in the guide book. I cannot wait for stories. Apparently, she was attacked by swarms of gnats yesterday. I told her to pretend they were cheering for her. I’m not [...]Liza
A friend and coaching client is running Vol State right now, and I spent the day (when I wasn’t teaching) following her progress and updating the rest of the team with her progress. (Here’s a link to what Vol State is all about if you’re unfamiliar with it.) Here’s the update I sent out because, after teaching for eight [...]Liza
I taught most of the day outside in Austin, and I’m feeling pretty toasted. You’d think I’d be acclimatized to the heat, but what I’m acclimatized to is one, two and three hours of running in the heat — not standing outside for 6 hours and gesticulating wildly. (That’s the kind of teacher I am.) Specificity [...]Liza