Liza Howard

Liza Howard

Liza Howard is a national champion runner with multiple records in distances ranging from marathons to 100 mile trail races.

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Liza Howard

Liza Howard is a national champion runner with multiple records in distances ranging from marathons to 100 mile trail races.


Lessons learned at the Nueces 50 miler

Lesson 1:  If a race director provides directions to a race, use them. Chris and I left San Antonio around 2:45am with plenty of time to get to the race and do a bit of pre-race puttering.  We’d both looked at Joe’s directions on the race website and knew where we were headed.  I decided to plug the address into my phone’s [...]

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Iron chickens and the Nueces 50

Hi I’m enjoying a 50 mile run around Camp Eagle near Rock Springs, Texas right now. My goal for the Nueces 50 is to have some fun and enjoy some laughs with runners, spectators, and volunteers. Last year I won a scrap iron rooster when I ran the marathon. It’s been lonely perched alone on top of our refrigerator. I’m hoping [...]

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Lost day

I’m standing in the kitchen rolling my foot back and forth over a lacrosse ball. I just finished getting everything together for the run tomorrow. Chris is picking me up at 2:30am and we’ll head north to Camp Eagle. Eliot and Asa will follow at a more civilized hour. It took me forever to get my gels, mixes and, elixirs together. [...]

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House burning

I managed to find to the right side of the bed this morning and I even pet the cat briefly.  Looks likes it’s going to be a stellar day.  I think Asa and I are going to check out Natural Bridge Caverns.  I want to work some caving into his imaginary repertoire.  I’m getting a bit burned out on fire fighting. “What’s [...]

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Wrong side of the bed

I woke up on the wrong side of the bed this morning.  It’s a good thing we don’t have a small dog or I might be tempted to nudge it forcefully with my foot. (See Note 1.)  As it is, I am forced to glare hatefully at the cat.  (It’s asleep. Also, see Note 2.)  I just dropped Asa off at “school” and I’m [...]

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