Liza Howard

Liza Howard

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

July 2012
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Altitude and tiny climbers


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 of chaplains in the Vietnam War.   (Road trip to Bayonne, NJ in a rented convertible Mustang for that research.  I swear.)  I’ve taught about altitude illness for years, but somehow writing about it in the context of ultrarunning froze my brain screen.  I did stumble on a fun critique of the “Elevation Training Mask” and the “PowerLung” and a “60 Minutes” interview with Michael Phelps (which briefly mentioned how he slept in an oxygen tent and otherwise added another 14 minutes to my article writing.)

In any event, I’ve got  to move onto other projects before I turn into a pumpkin.

Today’s climbing trip out to Enchanted Rock.  Two peas in a pod.  Pigs in mud.  Etc.



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  • John
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    Very cool! It’s hard to tell who is having the best time.

  • Jay Danek
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    Great picture, and your college term paper is great for TRC.

  • Eliot Howard
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    It was an WONDERFUL climb. Asa picked up the fundamentals more quickly and thoroughly than most college-age students. I predict I’ll get a lot of grief from him in future over the detail that I’m the one wearing climbing shoes – that at 4 years old I already had to take the handycap.

    • Liza Howard
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      I wasn’t going to say anything about that.  ;)

  • Domingo
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  • Doise Chew Miers
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    Will you and Eliot adopt me?  A canoe trip AND climbing, I’m so envious of Asa.  

    • Liza
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      You are invited on all future trips!