Death Valley Trail Marathon
ElevationAscent: 2,544' 775 m
Descent: -5,790' -1,765 m
High: 5,255' 1,602 m
Low: 180' 55 m
GradeAvg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 23% (13°)
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“A run along Titus Canyon Rd. from east to west from the NV side into Death Valley National Park.”— wesley lummis
Race - Dec 7, 2019
But that scenery!!! when you get to the high pass at 12 miles, and you are just starting to think this whole thing is way too boring, the canyon opens up below you and your eyes will pop at how beautiful it is! If you're unsure about whether it's your thing, rent a jeep or take a mountain bike down the trail to scope things out, I'm positive you'll want to return and explore on foot.
The 2,400 feet of climbing over 12 miles is pretty gradual, but it's still 2,400 feet. If you live in the flat midwest, you better hit that stairstepper or get on a bike. And running downhill for 14 miles is not easy. Gravity helps, but you also need to put the brakes on often, and there are these things called rocks that just won't allow you to zone out and pound the ground the way you usually do. Toughen your legs. You should be doing downhill tempo runs to get ready for the beating, at high speed. Those calves need to be bullet proof.
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