I’m starting to think about MdS as a restful vacation with a bit running thrown in. I’m not underestimating the desert...
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.
In order to get me home in time to pick up Ruby and Asa today, I’m leaving the hotel here in Pullman, Washington at 3am to drive a tiny Ford Fiesta rental car to an airport in Idaho for a 5:15am flight. From there, I’ll fly to Salt Lake and then onto San Antonio. I’ll land in San Antonio at 1:30, take a Lyft home, pick up [...]Liza
I don’t have a car here on the Washington State University campus, so I haven’t been able to get to a grocery store, and I forgot to save any dinner from last night, all of which resulted in a pretty rough run this morning. It’s beautiful country here, and the temperature was in the upper 50s, so I was still happy as I [...]Liza
Turns out my co-instructor was right. She was shorter. First time for everything. We think we’re probably the shortest instructor team at the school. There should be a prize. So I went for a run this morning. The weather is beautiful here in Pullman, Washington. Gorgeous. I think it was probably in the mid-50s when I started my run. [...]Liza
Now is the time of year when all the articles come out about how great heat training is — especially for racing at altitude. I am of the opinion that, whatever the science, all of these articles are written by people living in Nova Scotia. It was a nice and humid 95 degrees here today in San Antonio. Any physiological benefits I accrued [...]Liza