Liza Howard

Liza Howard

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

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Sick as a dog, marching and St. Crispin’s Day

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I got up Friday ready to do some damage to my To Do list and run after three days of resting my calf.  I was back in bed within the hour, as sick as I’ve been in years.  Migraine, vomiting…the works.  I huddled in bed until about 7pm, moaning and feeling sorry for myself.  And then I was fine.  I really wanted to go out for a run, but it seemed like a bad call after Eliot had been juggling the kids all day, while I demanded flat sodas.

Then we marched on Saturday.

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Ruby lost solidarity steam early on.   She might have agreed with some of the snarky tweets I saw about “Who’s going to make the ham sandwiches if all the women are marching?”

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I spent the rest of the weekend trying unsuccessfully to catch up with Friday’s missed hours.  I did get to run with my buddy Brian for a couple of hours, which was really great.  And the calf is just fine, but it seems like I’ll be tethered to the foam roller for the rest of  my life.

Here’s the link to the new Becoming Ultra podcast if you’re interested in following along this season.   Secret backstage information for you loyal readers: Ruby woke up from her nap and pooped in her pants right in the middle of this podcast.  “Scott and Ian, I’m going to have to step away for a moment.”

I was working on the logo for the camp last night and the logo competition, and I went down a rabbit hole with “band of brothers.” Before I knew it, I was googling St. Crispin Day medals.  I was a very big fan of Kenneth Branagh back in the day and his Henry V, so it’s pretty fun that this camp has a connection to my high school dreams.

Screen Shot 2017-01-23 at 9.21.49 AMAnd Mr. Branaugh’s version.

Running:

Saturday: 2 hours easy

Sunday: 12 miles easy

Monday: 80 minutes with 8 x 40 seconds and 1:20 recovery

 

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  • Mike Jambor
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    Mike Jambor Mike Jambor

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    Absolutely one of my favorite passages. Now we would say, “We are so screwed, but, hold my beer, this is going to make a great story!”


    • Liza
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      Liza Liza

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      We just need to adapt the speech for camp now. 🙂


  • Pam
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    Pam Pam

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    Sorry you were sick. Just curious, why do you list some workouts by minutes and some by miles? Do you have different training goals for those days?


    • Liza
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      Liza Liza

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      The plan is all in minutes. I don’t have a good reason for writing the miles down on the blog sometimes. I’ve thought in miles for so long, I guess. Will try to be more consistent. 🙂


  • M @readeatwriterun
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    M @readeatwriterun M @readeatwriterun

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    Sorry you had such a rough day with the sickness, glad it passed. Ah, Branagh and Shakespeare – a match surely made in heaven. He & Emma Thompson together in Much Ado….(and Dead Again). What a treat! Though I did like the new version too – Amy Acker is so talented, and Joss Whedon rules. Over the weekend, having a rough moment, I was thinking of Sonnet XXIX “when in disgrace….” I just love Shakespeare. (minor in Literature, took all my college’s Shakespeare classes and also did an independent study class of Shakespeare).


    • Liza
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      Liza Liza

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      Yeah! Big smiles reading your comment (except for the rough moment part).