Liza Howard

Liza Howard

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.

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Backpack strength training and litter boxes

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I’m embarrassed to say that I’m going to have to stop drinking large cups of espresso after noon.  This is the third night in a row that I’ve been up past the cat’s bedtime.  I thought I was so much stronger.  I expect the caffeine people will come and revoke my card any minute now.  Anyway, the lack of sleep and not having a babysitter has made running tough this week.  I didn’t get the second run in today.  Sadness.  I did wander around with a 38 pound pack for two hours though.  Besides almost dying when I bent over to clean the litter box — and during the soccer game Ruby and I played, — it went well.

Asa got the cuter backpack.

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Sigh.

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  • Nick Kaminski
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    Speedwork with 38lb pack? WOW!


    • Liza
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      Liza Liza

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      Oh no! I can barely keep up with Ruby with the 38-pound pack on. The speed workouts are with the MdS pack. The minimum pack weight for MdS without water is 6.5kg or 14.3 pounds. So I’ll run with a 16ish pound pack.


      • Nick Kaminski
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        Nick Kaminski Nick Kaminski

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        Still impressed!


        • Liza
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          38 pounds still felt incredibly heavy today, Nick. I mostly stood around with it.