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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Liza Howard

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


June, 2018 5

Western States Tidbits 198/365

There was a guy in front of Carolyn and me for about 3 miles at the end of the race who had a special pocket in the back of his spandex shorts that held his collapsible cup. I really wanted to try to pull it out without him noticing. I distracted Carolyn discussing ways I might accomplish this. She was in a bit too much leg pain to add to [...]

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Just the pictures 197/365

This account of Western States pacing has been lost, and I cannot bring myself to rewrite it. The pictures from the post weren’t lost though, so here they are. Me, Carolyn and Cinda before the race. (That’s my 3-hours of sleep and hoping for 30 minutes more face.)  Carolyn is running, which is good, since she clearly looks the [...]

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Lost posts 196/365

I wrote two great posts about crewing and pacing at Western States. I hit the publish button, but, somehow, it didn’t take.  And when I shut the computer down, both were lost. I was sad for a week. But I’m ready to catch up and move on. Apologies to everyone who has subscriptions who will be getting a bunch of notifications today. [...]

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The just-right pillow 195/365

I’m heading out to crew my friend and client at Western States. Right now, though, all I can think about is how much I want the Southwest flight attendants to bring me my ginger ale. They passed out the peanuts and pretzels ten minutes ago when I was only moderately thirsty. I ate them because I was also moderately hungry. And now, I am [...]

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Not going to happen 194/365

I got dressed to run tonight, and went out into the courtyard. I stood and looked into the heat and humidity and decided I needed to go to the bathroom. I walked back into the house and told Eliot and the kids I’d be in the bathroom. I lingered. Then I walked back outside. Still hot, still humid, still an hour’s worth of 2-mile loops [...]

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