Liza Howard

Liza Howard

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


Loops and times 89/365


Here’s the Mad City course this year:

Twenty 5k loops.

And here’s the profile:

I feel like those 20 feet from mile 1.28 to 1.38 is going to hurt after the 10th loop.  Heck, they might hurt after the 5th loop. The profile makes it look like some sort of skateboard has been placed at the turnaround point of the out and back.

This is what the out and back turnaround actually looks like.

No skateboard ramp in site. I wonder if the people who live in the house on the corner are expecting this spectacle on the April 6th. Their yard looks like a nice place to lie down.

I need to run sub-8:40 to qualify for the team. That’s an 8:22 pace.

But there are only 6 spots on the team, and these folks have already run these times:

And you can also qualify by running Comrades and JFK and these folks did that.

So I need to run a lot faster than 8:40. Maybe 7:40.


What’s making me happy:  This guy.


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