Liza Howard

Liza Howard

Liza Howard is a national champion runner with multiple records in distances ranging from marathons to 100 mile trail races. Follow Liza while she runs Marathon de Sables April 5 - 11.

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Some MdS pictures and stuff

I didn’t take a camera with me during the race, so I’m slowing borrowing other people’s pictures.  My tent buddy Marissa took this one.  Here’s Tent 177 early on: From left to right: Anthony, Me, Jay, Meghan, Sarah, Marissa, Sam, and Dave I will work on stories from the tent because there are some very good ones that [...]

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Marathon des Sables 2015 Report!

Apparently Sir Ranulph Feinnes told the Express News that this year’s Marathon des Sables was “more hellish than hell.” This from the man who once dragged a 400+ pound sledge across Antarctica and circumnavigated the globe on its polar axis. Granted, Sir Ranulph’s 71-years old now, almost 30 years my senior, but the sentiment rings [...]

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Soaked polyester, Il Corridore and MdS

I’m starting to think about MdS as a restful vacation with a bit running thrown in.  I’m not underestimating the desert running,  (I’m entirely expecting to be squashed by the running and pack-carrying),  but getting off the treadmill at 11:30 last night having sweated through my Das Parka, (through it people!) with far [...]

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Hello bloggy friends and Sir Ranulph

Here is a video of an excellent talk that Sir Ranulph Feinnes gave: And here is my favorite picture of the explorer from his website:   Sir Ranulph is running Marathon des Sables this year.  And my goal is to get an autograph.  If I come in dead last, but return home with an autograph “for Asa,” the trip will have been [...]

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Are we there yet?

I need to improve my blogging-while-hiking-uphill-on-the-treadmill-in-puffy-gear skills.  I could have written a nice book over the weekend with those kind of skills.  The sweat would have probably permanently damaged the keyboard, of course, but still…  As it is, I think I’ve already about killed one set of headphones — [...]

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