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.


Jam-packed weekend

I’m teaching another WFA this weekend. I’ll just be commuting over to UTSA (University of Texas at San Antonio) this time — and not wrangling with one cup coffee machines in fancy hotels.   Right now I’m sitting at the cell phone waiting lot at the airport waiting to pick up my co-instructor. It’s 7pm and I still [...]

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Cold therapy: Part 2 (8 Fewer Minutes!)

I lost a bunch of hours yesterday trying to figure out if I needed to keep torturing myself with potfuls of ice water.  The most researched information and recommendations I could find were in  Cryotherapy in Sports Injury Management by Kenneth L. Knight (1995, p. 89, 91) and Therapeutic Modalities: The Art and Science With Clinical Activities [...]

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Cryotherapy and cold-induced vasodilation

More often than not, I write this blog while I’ve got my foot in a pot of ice water.  And, more often than not, I have to stop writing to swear under my breath for a while when it gets too painfully distracting for sentences.  Hate the icing.  Love the lack of pain afterwards.  My foot’s numb after 20 minutes and I limp around [...]

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Road running and book clubs

So I think I’m going to run on some roads to train for TNF 50 in December.  Bleaugh and bleaugh.  The hills on the trails here are a bit too rocky to be helpful — I think.  I am really gun-shy about running on pavement.  (Please don’t get inflamed again little foot!  All rocky trails, all the time after December 4th, [...]

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Old friend

I get to see an old friend and running buddy from Virginia Beach today.  I think we haven’t seen one another for a good eight years.  Three lifetimes and a good amount of gray hair (on my part) ago.  I’m hoping we can go for a run.  In the mean time, I’ve got to scrub under the dining room table so she’s not cemented [...]

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