I’m starting to think about MdS as a restful vacation with a bit running thrown in. I’m not underestimating the desert...
Liza Howard is a national champion runner with multiple records in distances ranging from marathons to 100 mile trail races.
I tried the Twin Lakes to Hope Pass section of the course again today. Looks like that 5 mile section is mostly going to be a hike for me. I can jog along for a bit, but then my legs feel too heavy for anything but hiking. I think I was moving a bit faster than I was the first time, but I didn’t pay attention to my pace then because [...]Liza
Today was a fun day. Bluebird skies and in the 60s. I ran with a nice group from Fish Hatchery up the Power Line trail down to the trail head. I felt a lot better running uphill than I did the day before yesterday, which was encouraging. Thanks new red blood cells! (For the record, “a lot better” means that I was able to run for [...]Liza
I ran around Turquoise Lake yesterday with J. and some of his friends from the Leadville training camp. The trail around Turquoise Lake is lovely and flat. My weak little quads rejoiced. Don’t get me wrong, there are enough small ups that it won’t be lovely after 87 miles, but, then, little is lovely after 87 miles. That’s [...]Liza
J. and I got separated running down Hope Pass yesterday and we both missed the turn at the bottom back to J’s car. Good fortune was smiling down upon me and two runners I’d met earlier showed me the way back once I realized my mistake. Adventure was smiling down upon J. He ended up wading through chest-deep water (!!!) and hiking [...]Liza
I ran up and down Hope Pass today, and on the way down I ran past a guy who was running effortlessly up a hill I had dragged myself up hours earlier. Honestly, he looked like he was floating. It’s wonderful to see someone running like that. He was having one of those runs where you feel light and full of energy. It was uplifting to see [...]Liza