Liza Howard is smart, funny, accomplished, humble, and by her own account … is extremely susceptible to peer pressure. She’s run marathons to impress a guy, still runs marathons for donut money, has won the Leadville 100 (and other big races) multiple times, is a coach, a parent, a NOLS Wilderness instructor, and the director of the terrific non-profit, Band of Runners. Her energy and enthusiasm are infectious, and you are in for a treat.
This conversation between me, Brendan Leonard, and Liza ranges from the absurd to the profound; upsets a lot of preconceived notions and conventional wisdom; and will make you laugh and think in equal measure.
In short, Liza is a joy, and this conversation is a gift.
TOPICS & TIMES:
Donuts & Donut money (2:10)Winning the USA FIT Marathon (4:28)Getting into running to impress a boyfriend (9:54)Winning Leadville (13:00)Ultrarunning vs. Parenting (17:04)Trail running in San Antonio (24:22)Training in a flat region (30:00)Band of Runners (bandofrunners.org) (31:30)Training in heat for elevation? (43:12)Wilderness courses & trail running (45:50)Aging & Expectations (49:25)Liza’s goals for 2020 & 2021 (56:58)
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