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.


Running was the easy part

Weekend Schedule Saturday: 8:00am-2:00pm: Teach (Pretend to have an asthma attack and broken clavicle 7 times for students’ final practical scenario.) 2:00pm-3:30pm: Drive to Inks Lake for 60k (More on that once Asa goes to bed.) 3:30pm- 7:00pm Help out, visit with friends, and introduce my co-instructor, S., to the ultra-running scene. [...]

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Austin at night

It’s 10pm and I’m sitting in the grass in front of my parked car. I’ve got a couple of hours to while away while my students complete a night rescue scenario. There’s a huge soccer field nearby and I’m sorely tempted to take off my shoes and run around a bit. We’ll see. A barefoot runner might ruin the stranded-alone-deep-in-the-wilderness [...]

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Cold in Austin

The building I’m teaching at here in Austin must be kept somewhere around 60 degrees. I’ve been wandering around with a sleeping bag over my shoulders because I didn’t pack any warm clothes. I’m sure many of you are accustomed to these crazy thermostat settings in Texas buildings in the summertime, but I’d forgotten. [...]

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Out of touch

Sorry to be out of touch for a few days. Teaching these Wilderness First Responder courses always leaves me beat. Only four days of talking eight hours a day and I’m off the diet soda wagon. I ran on a treadmill after class yesterday at an 11% grade. I’m using the word “run” loosely. All I can say is that it’ll [...]

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Accountability update

Well, the internet is not all-powerful; I have not recorded a single meal since I added that to the Leadville prep mix. I’ve been eating well though (no late night bags of tortilla chips, diet coke, or cookie dough), so I will cut myself some slack and just get on with recording this week. (Feel free to check in!) And I’m close [...]

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