All posts by Liza Howard

Liza Howard

is a long-time ultrarunner living in San Antonio, Texas. She divides her time between teaching for NOLS Wilderness Medicine, coaching for Sharman Ultra, directing the non-profit Band of Runners, wrangling two young kids, setting the bar low for house tidiness, staying happily married–and training for ultras. You can follow her chaos on her website.

Trail First Aid: Wound Management
Trail First Aid: Wound Management
on February 6, 2019
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A how-to for treating wounds on and off the trail.


Trail First Aid: Frostbite
Trail First Aid: Frostbite
on January 2, 2019
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How to treat and prevent frostbite and other non-freezing cold injuries while trail running.


Trail First Aid: Hypothermia
Trail First Aid: Hypothermia
on December 5, 2018
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How to identify, prevent, and treat hypothermia on the trail.


Trail First Aid: Head Injuries
Trail First Aid: Head Injuries
on November 7, 2018
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How to identify and treat a head injury when trail running.


Trail First Aid: Unusable Musculoskeletal Injuries
Trail First Aid: Unusable Musculoskeletal Injuries
on October 3, 2018
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How to splint unusable musculoskeletal injuries in remote locations.


Trail First Aid: Lightning Safety and Injuries
Trail First Aid: Lightning Safety and Injuries
on September 5, 2018
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A trail runner’s guide to mitigating lightning risk and caring for lightning injuries.


Trail First Aid: Altitude Illness
Trail First Aid: Altitude Illness
on August 1, 2018
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How to identify and alleviate altitute illness in trail running and ultrarunning.


iRunFar’s Trail Running and Safety Survey Discussion
iRunFar’s Trail Running and Safety Survey Discussion
on July 12, 2018
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A discussion article about the results of iRunFar’s Trail Running and Safety Survey and how we solve our sport’s human-safety problems.


Trail First Aid: Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke
Trail First Aid: Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke
on July 4, 2018
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Identifying and caring for heat exhaustion and heat stroke while running.


Trail First Aid: Blister Prevention and Care
Trail First Aid: Blister Prevention and Care
on June 6, 2018
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A how-to for preventing and caring for blisters while running.