Category Archives: Badwater Ultramarathon

Ulrich Badwater 2013 Report, Comments, and Tips

Home in the Colorado mountains, the heat and challenges of Death Valley seem almost a dream. Or, is it a nightmare? For some runners, the latter proved to be more accurate at this year’s Badwater Ultramarathon, as 15 of the … Continue reading

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Preparing for the heat

In some parts of the U.S., spring is already yielding to summer weather, and someone pointed out recently that I haven’t written too often about heat training, which seems odd given my fondness for racing and tromping around in the … Continue reading

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Alive in Death Valley: Beyond Badwater

The prize for second hottest place on earth* goes to Death Valley, where the temperature has exceeded 130 degrees during the summer months. What, then, convinces someone to spend time out there, much less run in those conditions? Every July, about … Continue reading

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