Liza Howard

Liza Howard

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

September 2017
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Hanging out in the coop


Post-run today, I hung out in the coop with the ladies.  I talked to them a bit, and they seemed to enjoy it.  I know I did.

I can only imagine what anyone walking by would think.  Maybe I’ll get a cool neighborhood nickname.  Or a new one anyway.

Here’s the elevation profile for Tussey:

You’ll notice that while it’s not flat, it is very colorful.  Not much time to get good at hills, eh?

Running: 70 minutes with a few short pickups


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  • M @readeatwriterun
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    At least they give you really good detail on the course profile – you can simulate that (incline at least) on a treadmill. The downhills are tougher unless you’ve got access to a decline tmill (so few) or take the DIY route with bricks/boards (I want to, never have, a bit nervous about it). And you can compare actual outside hills against it of course, if you’ve got the info or a device that tracks it.

    There must be some children’s book in which a woman talks to chickens. Did Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle? 😉

    • Liza
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      Liza Liza

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      I put the treadmill up on blocks to simulate downhills years ago, but then we sold the beast, so I’m limited to 1/2 mile downhill repeats in the neighborhood. No ideal, but not too bad either. I’m relying on that for my uphill training too. When flaterlanders train for mountain races…
      And if there isn’t a book about a woman talking to chickens, I think I’ve finally found my book idea. 🙂