Liza Howard

Liza Howard

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.


Editing and Altitude 232/365


I wrote this article about altitude sickness for irunfar’s first aid series. 

It’s a fun scenario and quiz if you’re going to be running at altitude. But it has been edited. My friend is a great editor, but I question her judgment in this case. The article originally started:

Let’s talk about Altitude Illness baby

Let’s talk about you and me

Let’s talk about all the lousy things

And the dreadful things that may be

Let’s talk about Altitude Illness!

How do you cut a Salt-N-Pepa homage????

I mean, I guess I’ll stay friends with her, but her judgment will be suspect from here on out.

Also, the word “thus” was added to the article. And I want you all to know that I didn’t write “thus” — just like I would never say “thus.” I don’t want you to think I talk like a 9th grader on the high school debate team. Thus….

OK, now I feel better.  Whew.

What’s making me happy: Banana messages at aid stations.

Running: 10 min easy, 3 x 8 min moderate with 3 min easy recovery. 


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