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.


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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Gosh it’s hot

It’s actually not all that hot down here right now, but (dang!) is it humid. Wringing-sweat-out-of-your-running-skirt-every-20-minutes humid. I ran with friends at Government Canyon this morning. GC is a State Natural Area and it doesn’t open until 7am. This is just fine in the wintertime, but it sets you up for failure in the [...]

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Spider attack

Scene on the trail at Government Canyon yesterday after I plowed through a gigantic spider web: K: “Oh Liza! Oh my gosh! OH my gosh! OH MY GOSH!!! (Translation: There’s a spider with a body as big as a golf ball on your back.) Me: “Get it off. Get it OFF! GET IT OFF!!!!” K. finally swatted the monster off before it [...]

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