Author Liza Howard

Liza Howard is a long-time ultrarunner and harried mom living in San Antonio, TX. Her racing highlights include winning the Leadville 100 twice and winning the USATF 50-mile Road Championships in 2017 and the 100k in 2018. She divides her time between teaching for NOLS Wilderness Medicine, directing the Band of Runners non-profit and coaching for Sharman Ultra and being a busy mom.

10 Ways to Make Cutoffs, 
PR or Beat a Rival

If cutoffs are your nemesis, try the following aid station tactics. They’ll easily give you a 30-minute cushion. In a 100 miler, you’ll likely end up with an hour’s worth of safety net. And if you just want to PR or nose out a rival without running any faster, try these strategies too.