Liza Howard

Liza Howard

Liza Howard is a long-time is a longtime ultrarunner who lives in San Antonio, Texas. She teaches for NOLS Wilderness Medicine, coaches, directs the non-profit Band of Runners, and drives her kids around in a minivan.

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Liza Howard

Liza Howard is a long-time is a longtime ultrarunner who lives in San Antonio, Texas. She teaches for NOLS Wilderness Medicine, coaches, directs the non-profit Band of Runners, and drives her kids around in a minivan.


Pandemic blogging

The kids are both out of school due to the pandemic, and I’m forcing Asa to keep a journal until he goes back, so I figured I should do the same. After not writing for so long, it’s hard to get going, so I’m just going to give a quick accounting of what we’re up to before I get to work answering emails about canceled [...]

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Here’s the running game plan

Alrighty, here’s the 2020 racing plan. Feb 2. USA Fit Marathon in Sugar Land, TX This will be my CIM do-over and PR attempt. It’s the day after my birthday and Ground Hog’s Day. So the stars seem aligned. Feb. 29 Orange Curtain 100k in Cerritos, CA To try to qualify for the US 100k team. It’s Leap Day! More auspiciousness. [...]

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Going to have to run another one

I felt like a deflated balloon today at the California International Marathon. I started the race tucked in behind the 3-hour pacers. I figured I’d stay with them for at least the first half before I picked up the pace. I ran 3:04 at Fargo in May and 3:02 at Marathon 2 Marathon in November, so 3:00 (2:59:59)  seemed like a good progressive [...]

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A little more writing in my life

Hi there folks, Well, the Blogging Spirit has finally moved me to write again. I would have started back two weeks ago, but I couldn’t remember how to log in. It took me that long to get the wherewithal to hunt that information down. When I started this blog so long ago, I wrote mostly about the daily chaos of my life with babies and [...]

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Band of Runners Trail Camp 2018!

It’s hard to explain why the trail camp we put on for veterans and surviving family members has the impact it does. It’s not because what we do is complicated. We run for two and a half days. We teach skills like hill running, technical trail running, speed work, aid station strategies, nutrition, first aid etc. etc. We do all that exceptionally [...]

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