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 national champion runner with multiple records in distances ranging from marathons to 100 mile trail races.
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 [...]Liza
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 [...]Liza
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. [...]Liza
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 [...]Liza
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 [...]Liza