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.

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Race Reports

Bandera 100k report 2011

"She's ten minutes behind you!" That's what my father in-law yelled at me around mile 42. Five miles later "She's eight minutes behind you!" It was down to "Six minutes!" nine miles before the finish. Sheesh. There are worse things than running a 100k race with Meghan Arbogast and Pam Smith gaining on you each mile, but they certainly [...]

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Northface Endurance Challenge Race Report

I wish I could just sit down with you all over a cup of coffee and tell you about yesterday.  It’s going to be a challenge for me to string all the images and impressions from the race into something coherent.  Perhaps you should think of this post as one-sided, rambling, caffeinated chat rather than a report. Ok, so here goes: Wingnut: [...]

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Leadville Race Report

Leadville is a great race and the people involved are outstanding. I had a pretty hard time there. My stomach turned on me after about 40 miles and I was reduced to eating Saltine crackers during the last 30 miles. One Saltine cracker and then a mouthful of water to wash the pasty mass down. (Not as fun as it sounds.) T., who paced the last [...]

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