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 long-time is a longtime ultrarunner who lives in San Antonio, Texas. She teaches for NOLS Wilderness Medicine, coaches, directs the non-profit Band of Runners, and drives her kids around in a minivan.
I am in the seventh circle of hell at the Houston airport. You don’t have to have been to IAH to know the place I’m talking about. It’s the waiting area for the small planes that you have to take an escalator down to, with the low ceilings and stained blue carpet. I haven’t read any Dante since college — so this [...]Liza
I haven’t walked into anything since we last talked. The fourth toe on my left foot is a great shade of black and blue, but it seems like I’ll be running without a hobbling, gimpy gait by tomorrow. I was at the doctor’s office for a 100,000 mile tune up yesterday and he allayed my panic that I’d broken another foot. [...]Liza
I kicked a metal pipe with my good foot yesterday at the pool. I was thinking about unimportant things (whether the shirt I was wearing over my bathing suit made it look like I wasn’t wearing bathing suit bottoms) and I walked right into the pipe that fills the pool. It sticks up out of the cement (in an impossible-not-to-see-and-avoid [...]Liza
Here’s an article titled “Myths About Running in Heat” in Running Times Magazine that I thought you’d like. I certainly liked reading how training in the heat might help performance in cooler races. I’ve decided to believe this wholeheartedly. (102 good training degrees here today.) My favorite part is the [...]Liza
I attended the YMCA’s nutrition clinic for the half marathon last night, and, I’ve got to say, I’m not very proud of my behavior there. My role was to support the registered dietician’s presentation and answer any particularly geeky race nutrition questions. It was a recipe for disaster really: A room full of new and new-ish runners, [...]Liza