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Comments on A Trail Runner's Blog: Running the Desert at the Death Valley Marathon





Updated: 2017-11-17T15:52:05.519-08:00

 



Yes, you can! I think as long as it isn't rain...

2011-11-19T12:00:12.143-08:00

Yes, you can! I think as long as it isn't raining (flood warning), you can just point in any direction and head out.

Have fun!



hi Scott, we'll be going to Death Valley next ...

2011-11-18T13:50:46.394-08:00

hi Scott, we'll be going to Death Valley next week. do you know if you are allowed to run on the salt flats of Badwater? i would love to do that too!



Wow, what a wonderful time we had! Still can't wa...

2007-02-05T19:25:00.000-08:00

Wow, what a wonderful time we had! Still can't walk very well. I ran the 30K this February 2007, and we ran Titus Canyon. It was absolutely beautiful and well worth the trip. We stayed at the Ranch, it was Okay, more like a motel, but the price was right and it was a better option for my two girls and husband as they hung out the day of the race. What a bus ride to the start. We had nice weather, about in the 60's and the canyon did have some pretty cold spots. I would highly recommend this run. I may do the marathon next year, but that first and only hill for the 30Kers was unbelievable! I think we all got tired of running downhill for 14 miles as well, but it sure made for a heck of a time at the end.

All in all this was a very rewarding experience! Had a blast!



It is cold in the morning (high 30's - it is a des...

2006-11-16T12:21:00.000-08:00

It is cold in the morning (high 30's - it is a desert), so bring a hat, gloves, and jacket for before the race. The Titus Canyon trail has a lot of shade too, so you may want to keep your gloves and hat for the first half.

One water bottle should be enough as long as you remember to also drink at the aid stations while they fill it. The folks who brought water bottles/packs definitely had the advantage. The air is very dry, and it sucks the hydration right out of you.

You're going to have a great time! Bring your camera...

Thanks and good luck, SD



Hey i signed up for the race this year 2007. I was...

2006-11-15T19:36:00.000-08:00

Hey i signed up for the race this year 2007. I was wondering what to wear?? Is it cold in the morning and is a pack with a 1 water bottle enough? I am coming from boston ma. and have no idea what to expect.Any info will help thanks



Well in the preview my name made a link, but then ...

2006-03-01T16:48:00.000-08:00

Well in the preview my name made a link, but then it didn't come out that way. Here it is:

Barefoot in Death Valley

And thanks for the congrats. Nice to have those who almost win still be impressed with me.



Thanks for stopping by, Chris! I added your name t...

2006-03-01T16:43:00.000-08:00

Thanks for stopping by, Chris! I added your name to the story. You are AMAZING!

SD



Really nice write up, but I would argue with your ...

2006-03-01T16:40:00.000-08:00

Really nice write up, but I would argue with your statement that your gear was as light as possible. As the barefoot runner I would have to say it could be a little bit lighter! I just wore shorts after I took the singlet off.

The salt wore away my skin so it was a bit tender after mile twenty. Ran up to that point, and then walked most of the last six miles. Do wish I had a hat to provide shade from the sun. My name links to a writeup by a friend of mine on the trip.

I appreciated the encouragement from all the faster runners on the out and back course.



Scott,I ran the Death Valley marathon past decembe...

2006-02-16T09:13:00.000-08:00

Scott,

I ran the Death Valley marathon past december and thoroughly enjoyed it. I will come back for the race through Titus canyon next year. Congratulations on your run.

Ted



Scott, great Death Valley post! I missed meeting y...

2006-02-14T06:13:00.000-08:00

Scott, great Death Valley post! I missed meeting you at the race. I was the slowest runner of the 30K participants. It was a great race though! My post can be found here http://fricfrac.typepad.com/fric_frac/2006/02/death_valley_ro.html

I will be in your neck of the woods in a couple of days. Can you recommend a 25-30KM trail? I can be reached at lboujnane at ideeinc dot com.

Cheers,

Leila



Thanks! Actually, I got 3rd - the original results...

2006-02-13T18:09:00.000-08:00

Thanks! Actually, I got 3rd - the original results had a couple of 30k runners in the wrong race.

SD



And 4th overall for you. Congrats.

2006-02-13T14:22:00.000-08:00

And 4th overall for you.

Congrats.



What a cool race! The scenery is beautiful. I lov...

2006-02-10T17:15:00.000-08:00

What a cool race! The scenery is beautiful. I love the pic of you running at Badwater!



Scott,I thought you might enjoy a look at Paul Pip...

2006-02-10T13:06:00.000-08:00

Scott,
I thought you might enjoy a look at Paul Piplani from about a year and a half ago. He flew into NJ for Raritan Valley Road Runners Towpath Train'ing Run
http://www.rvrr.org/newsletters/2004June/2004June.pdf



HI ScottI ran the Death Valley too last Saturday. ...

2006-02-09T15:06:00.000-08:00

HI Scott
I ran the Death Valley too last Saturday. My husband and I flew from Calgary, Canada. The scenery was a bit boring after a while as I am used to run trails in the Rockies. This is my second race with Enviro and I like them alot as it is unpretentious and low key. I got in at 4:0030 sec. I was pretty happy!
GUylaine Gignac



Come on, wuss! Do the Badwater! Seriously, tho, ...

2006-02-09T11:19:00.000-08:00

Come on, wuss! Do the Badwater! Seriously, tho, that race is frickin _insane_.

Tell Christi fantastic job with the photos

M



Thanks for stopping by, everybody!Answering your Q...

2006-02-08T16:06:00.000-08:00

Thanks for stopping by, everybody!

Answering your Q's:

No WAY I'm doing Badwater at this point. ;oP

There is a nice 30k if the marathon seems out of reach. But I bet you could do the full 26.2!



Maybe when I get up to marathon distance I will pu...

2006-02-08T15:28:00.000-08:00

Maybe when I get up to marathon distance I will put this on my calendar! Sounds awesome! (Husband thinks I have lost it)



sounds awesome! i planned on it a couple of years ...

2006-02-08T09:54:00.000-08:00

sounds awesome! i planned on it a couple of years ago and never got around, may be i should. great time! how 'bout badwater now?



Sounds like a beautiful experience. Seems like an ...

2006-02-07T17:55:00.000-08:00

Sounds like a beautiful experience. Seems like an intimate event.
Rock on with your fast self!



great race report....nice writing and I felt like ...

2006-02-07T15:09:00.000-08:00

great race report....nice writing and I felt like I was really there (up front for the first time ever). I love that the front runners were so supportive of everyone else behind them.



nice writeup. I was looking forward to it and it ...

2006-02-07T14:12:00.000-08:00

nice writeup. I was looking forward to it and it didn't disappoint. Congrats on your run.



cool pics. Looks beautiful.

2006-02-07T12:15:00.000-08:00

cool pics. Looks beautiful.



this one sounds like a hoot (except for the 2,300 ...

2006-02-07T11:21:00.000-08:00

this one sounds like a hoot (except for the 2,300 foot ascent in the first 12 miles of the regular course).

i am going to add it to my calendar for next year.

thanks,
dave