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.


My Leadville history

I worked for Outward Bound in Leadville after a “mid-course correction” in my life. That’s what my dad called it. I drove out from Virginia ready to spend the summer in a tent and my car. I arrived in town a few hours before my new instructor orientation, and stopped at a coffee shop to pass time. I sat outside drinking coffee [...]

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Two in a row

Well, the foot held up well for another hilly run and, once again, I smoked all the unfit hikers. Whoop! I tried out a new shoe for this run and I think it’s going to do the trick. I felt like I was running on little pillows. I would rather use a much lighter shoe, but I think these are going to be perfect to protect my foot a bit more [...]

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A great run

I had a great run at Friedrich Park tonight. My foot kept quiet for the first time in a week and I was really able to run at a good clip. I felt like I was flying when I passed some unfit hikers at any rate. A young kid gave me a high five as I passed him going uphill. I’m sure more people would take up trail running if they knew about [...]

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Cool points

I’ve aqua jogged. I’ve done core work. I’ve circled the house a dozen times doing walking lunges. I’ve iced my foot three times. I’ve stretched. And now it’s 10 pm and I’m sitting here at the computer with a cup of coffee. I realize this will make sleep challenging, but my willpower and good intentions [...]

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On being late for a run

It’s bad form to be more than ten minutes late for a run. Right? So it was not a good start to the day yesterday when I woke up at 6:02 for a 6am run I was supposed to go on with new friends in Houston. These new friends were very gracious when I arrived 25 minutes late, but we all knew I’d broken the rules. So, you can imagine [...]

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