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 2016
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Megafauna, writing and reality

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I’ve been asked to write an article about a runner who had a negative megafauna encounter during a trail marathon, and it’s killing me.  Composition is so much harder than blogging  Fact checking, research…not a lot of room for humor or foolishness.  And I keep getting distracted by videos of gymnastics and swimming competitions — and work.  (PS. I’m really happy to have been asked…It’s just definitely a Type 2 kind of gratitude.  Happy after the writing is done vs. happy during the writing.)

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Eliot’s taken the kids to the pool so I can struggle with the thesaurus.

Today’s run:

Goal: 10 miles at 7:00 – 7:24 pace

Reality: 6.5 miles at 8:20 pace.

Core: not yet….

15 weeks until Marathon 2 Marathon….

 

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  • Pommers
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    Pommers Pommers

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    No room for humour??? I seriously doubt that when you are writing about encounters with megafauna! The mere title suggests a triffid-esque scene of epic comedy potential 😉
    Oh, I can relate to being distracted easily as well, but then it struck me that’s probably related to an endurance training effect; allowing your mind to wonder is great for whiling away the solitary hours.
    Hope you are all keeping well.


    • Liza
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      Liza Liza

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      🙂 You too!


  • Gene Taylor
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    Gene Taylor Gene Taylor

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    The tree snake you posted a while back could accurately be described as megafauna. I am sure you will come up with some fearfilled AND comedic encounters.
    As for the mind wandering; who’s doesn’t ?
    Good luck.


    • Liza
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      Liza Liza

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      Thanks, Gene! You’re right about that tree snake. This is furrier megafauna. It’s been fun interviewing people.