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.

August 2020
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Ultrarunning

Huntsville nightlife

Good grief, have you seen who’s registered for Rocky now? Scott Jurek, Anton Krupicka, Hal Koerner, and Karl Meltzer. It’ll be awesome to see them running. And, yes, I will have Asa’s nap mat and a Sharpie ready post race — if they decide to hang around for a couple (five) hours — and I’m not tossing my [...]

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Fear induced speed

I had a great fear-induced tempo run last night. I’d been running along a dark, lonely road with trees on both sides for about five miles when I started to feel unnerved. I’m usually pretty comfortable in the dark, but last night it just took a few deer crashing through the brush alongside the road and the shadows cast by my headlamp [...]

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Prisoner dandruff

This is the tag on the mattress I’m sleeping on tonight at Texas State’s University Camp out in Wimberley. Can you make that out? It says,”Texas Department of Corrections.” That’s right, I’m sleeping on a prison mattress tonight. My mother would be displeased. 😉 The mattress weighs 90 pounds too. I almost [...]

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Procrastinating

I’m sitting in the car in the parking lot at Friedrich Park finishing off the last of my coffee. I’ve got five mile-repeats scheduled and I’m not all that excited to get them done. Tell me to run 40 miles instead and I’d be happy as a lark. Mile repeats just paralyze me. I’m teaching up in Wimberley this weekend [...]

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