At the June 2009 Dreamchaser camp in the Tetons, we are proud to announce that Lisa will be joined by Dr. Lisa Bliss. Share in their collective expertise! Interested in coming to this camp? E-mail Lisa at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject 'June Camp' and we will reply with more camp details.
See you in JUNE!!!
Dr. Lisa Bliss is a physician, board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. She has an outpatient private practice in Spokane, Washington that specializes in Sports and Spine injuries. She did her training at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois.
Lisa has been the Badwater Medical Director since 2003, heading up a team of 8-10 medical professionals for the race held in Death Valley in July. She was Medical Director at the Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run for two years in 2005 and 2006.
Lisa has conducted research on fluid and electrolyte changes at ultramarathons in extreme heat environments. Her professional goals are to restore and maximize one’s function and to prevent reinjury.
Lisa is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine and a leading member of the American Road Runners’ Society Best Practices Committee, which strives to stay abreast of the most appropriate medical diagnoses and treatments of runners.
Lisa started running marathons during medical school and ran her first ultra in 1999. She has completed 60 ultramarathons, including numerous 100-mile races, and 24- and 48-hour races. She has run the Badwater Ultramarathon twice and won the women’s race in 2007. Lisa’s 100-mile personal best is 19 hours 42 minutes, a top-ten time for women in 2008.
Lisa’s running philosophy is that each person has unique needs and goals, which means that optimal training styles and intensities vary from person to person.