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 an article in the NYT a while ago titled “Will Training in the Heat Improve Your Performance in the Cold?” The answer is yes — for the cyclists who participated in the “not a real-world-type situation” study. So despite the authors’ protests that they don’t have any evidence that heat training [...]Liza
Those are the directions for one 5.6 mile section of TNF 50 mile course. OMG. The other 44.4 miles are broken down with similar detail. And here’s a picture of the course flagging. along with this helpful advice: I feel like I should start my post about getting lost now. “Has anyone seen a bleeping orange ribbon?!?” or [...]Liza
Asa has a fever. The day’s been filled with apple juice, popsicles, soup, Tylenol, hours of “Frog and Toad” stories — and no running. I called Eliot in a bit of a panic this afternoon. “Asa’s sick and he might not be able to go to school tomorrow and I HAVE to run 35 miles!” He was hip deep [...]Liza
Eliot got home from his weeklong conference yesterday afternoon. Whoop!! He brought Asa a tiny Black Diamond lantern and I got a headlamp. Score. Asa spent the rest of the day shutting himself in dark rooms to use his present. I’ll wear mine December 4th. I just got my plane ticket for the race. It’ll be quite the [...]Liza
Well, I’m not going to set any world records by running 35 miles on the treadmill tonight. Looks like the record belongs to a Hungarian lady. 153 miles in 24 hours. (I didn’t do much rigorous research for that info, so if there’s some other crazy woman out there with an amazing tolerance for running towards a wall, [...]Liza