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.


Potter 1, Willpower 0

I have great students this weekend.  They’re a kind and happy group and they laugh at my jokes.  Couldn’t ask for more.  Right now I’m trying to drag myself out of this comfy, be-pillowed bed and go down to the hotel’s treadmill.  “Creating the World of Harry of Potter” is on the Biography channel and [...]

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Hotel pillows and coffee makers

I’m up in Dallas this weekend teaching a Wilderness First Aid course at REI.  It’s not exactly a wilderness environment and it’ll be a difficult place to hold onto my paycheck (I’m depending on my co-instructor to keep me from shopping for outdoor gear during breaks), but I’m looking forward to it.  It should [...]

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Northface Endurance Challenge

I signed up to run the Northface Endurance Challenge 50-miler in San Francisco on December 4th.   I signed up partly because it’s held in such a beautiful location and I will get to run with an old friend, and partly because it fell at a good time now that I can train again.  (And, who doesn’t like to spend money on plane tickets?) [...]

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Ode to a tall friend

    Chris (the tall one) was giving me grief the other day for not mentioning him more.  I pointed out that he actually conducted my first interview in Ultrarunning magazine and could have asked questions like, “So how much longer would it have taken you if Chris hadn’t been crewing for you all day?”  or “Would [...]

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Bye folks

My folks just left town, so I’m feeling a little low.  It’d be much better if we lived within easy driving distance from one another.  But that’s not going to happen unless they move to the huge state of Texas.  And while San Antonio did a good job drawing them in last week with its lovely weather, the 90 degree warm snap [...]

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