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Liza Howard on Coaching – Trail Runner Nation Podcast

[I had originally shared this Liza Howard podcast on Facebook a while back…but since everyone isn’t on Facebook (yep, it’s true) I decided non-FBer’s may be interested and put it on the site. Enjoy!]

Shortly after her second place finish at the 100 km USATF Trail Championship down in Bandera (results summary), Texan Liza Howard shared some great insight on the benefits of having a coach, things to consider when selecting a coach, why she became a Jedi trail master (or coach), and other coaching related insights.

Liza pacing and supporting runners at Cactus Rose while wearing the latest ultra fashion. Will it catch on? (Photo: David Hanenburg)

This Texas-sized bundle of helpful and interesting information is all packed within a sweet little podcast at Trail Runner Nation.

Check it out, here!

I really dug Liza’s response to the “How long would it take to train up to a 50km?” question. It definitely shows a holistic approach to her coaching.

Other useful info:

Talk some Dirt

  • If you currently have a coach, what has been the biggest benefit you have experienced with this partnership?
  • If you have considered a coach but haven’t moved forward, what has held you back?
  • What are your top two reasons for partnering with a specific a coach?

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David –

About the author

David Hanenburg David Hanenburg is the passionate dirt-lovin' creator of Endurance Buzz and has been playing in the endurance sports world since 2000 after knockin' the dust off of his Trek 950 hardtail thanks to a friend asking to go ride some local dirt. In 2007 he ran his first ultra on the trails and fell in love with the sport and its people. For more information on David's endurance sports journey, check out the About page.

2 Responses to “Liza Howard on Coaching – Trail Runner Nation Podcast”

  1. on 28 Feb 2012 at 1:06 pm Tim Smith

    Thanks for the write-up and TRN shout-out Dave. Liza has been a great coach and mentor as I have been getting into more ultras.

  2. on 28 Feb 2012 at 1:51 pm David Hanenburg

    Brother Tim – Thanks for visiting EB and sharing! Have a great run at PP10! I also saw Cactus 100 on the schedule. 🙂

    When you get a bit more info on your SA trail running guide, let me know and I will add it to my TALON trail finder resources (

    Happy Running!