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.
We’re en route from Lone Pine to the airport in Las Vegas retracing the 135 miles of the Badwater course along the way. Seeing Doug’s feat as a whole, rather than in one mile increments over forty hours, makes it even more impressive. (And it was wildly impressive at the time.) 135 miles on a road through the desert. It [...]Liza
It was cooler than usual here in Death Valley yesterday– only 102 when we arrived– and we had fun playing unimpressed Texans. “I don’t know, I just thought it would be hotter.” I alternated that with a panicked, “It’s just so HOT. I can’t think!!!” A good time was had by all. [...]Liza
I am en route to Death Valley this morning to crew a friend at Badwater. I’m really excited to witness the spectacle. My friend wants to attempt to climb Mount Whitney after the race. That’s my main role in the adventure: Get Doug up Whitney. After 135 miles in 120 degree temps, the extra 22 miles and 6000 feet of [...]Liza
I’ve been hanging out on the treadmill at 15% and it’s been seriously cutting into my blog time. 🙂 And my glutes are tender this morning. I’m heading to the parking garage at UTSA tonight to do some stairwell climbing. It’ll be difficult to imagine the top level is Hope Pass, but I’m game. It’s [...]Liza
Late Sunday night?!? Arrgh. I just finished writing an article for The Trail Running Club about training to run races at altitude when you live close to sea level. I’ll put a link to it if they decide to post it. It took me forever to write it. I felt like I was back in college painfully piecing together a paper on the role [...]Liza