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.


Balloons and volume

I ran 65 miles last week.  A few of them were fast-ish.  Most of them were sluggish.  Still, it’s a 10 mile improvement over last week — and the slugs weren’t salted.  The goal is 70 miles this week, but it’s been a bit of a wash so far.  I’ve been hip deep in Trail Camp planning (The giant coffee percolators [...]

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Waiting to run

I’ve got a speed workout this morning and I’m dreading it.  11 miles with 5 x 1200m at a pace that’s not going to feel good.  The nice thing about dread is that it goes well with productive procrastination.  I’ve just caught up on all my work emails, and now I’m blogging…. My friend wrote and told me [...]

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Pigs, Trail Camp and The Fatigue

Ruby’s watching some Peppa Pig right now while I type.  The TV guilt and the British accents are a distraction, but the third cup of coffee is helping. I ran 55 miles last week.  They were mostly salted-slug type miles, but they were more than I have done since I got back from MdS.  Here’s a fun article about the myth of adrenal [...]

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Kids and DNFs

Eliot took Asa to school this morning, and brought Ruby along for the ride. So it’s very quiet here right now.  Just the microwave humming while it reheats my coffee and NPR talking about Trump.  Once again, I’m regretting taking physics instead of typing in highschool.  Gotta type fast before the chaos returns… So I’m [...]

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12 Years, Marmots, Ruby, and Badwater Crossings

Eliot and I are headed into our 13th year of marriage.  12 years down, 78 to go to beat the longest married couple’s record (based on my cursory Wikipedia search.)  Watch out Karam and Katari Chand!  We’re coming for you. Eliot reads this blog — which is really all I need to say about the kind of husband he is.   My dad [...]

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