With that landscape and undaunting dry heat, that brings me to a big race that was ran this week, July 14-16. It's called the BADWATER 135. It's a 135 mile race through Death Valley. The runners go from 235 feet below sea level to over 8000 feet above sea level. Yeah, it get's hot. Try 130 degrees F. Come to find out a girl from Lubbock ran the thing in under 32 hours and came in 3rd place for the women. Texas girls are tough I tell ya! Especially when the race is flat and hot. (Insert your joke here)
This coming Saturday Midnight the El Scorcho 50K kicks off. I am sure to have a race report. Also this coming weekend is the Tahoe Rim Trail run. My buddy Rick is running the 100 mile part of the trail. We'll both be running all night on Saturday...only his suffering will be much greater...trust me.