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Memorial Day weekend training runs in Death Valley for Badwater 2007

For Ben Jones's pictures, go here: http://sports.webshots.com/album/559206989cssMgL

Day #1 6.6 miles Furnace Creek towards Badwater, 6:15 pm start
Day #2 17 miles Badwater to Furnace Creek, 10:25 am start
Day #3 33 miles Furnace Creek to Stovepipe Wells, and most of Towne Pass, 9:00 am start
Day #4 30.5 miles Stovepipe Wells to Panamint, 11:15 am start

TOTAL MILEAGE = 87.1
Helen Jones
Helen Jones
Dip
Dip
towards Badwater road
towards Badwater road
Helen
Helen
Helen
Helen
me
me
me
me
Me, Helen & Dave at the Badwater Basin, 282 feet below sea level
Me, Helen & Dave at the Badwater Basin, 282 feet below sea level
Dressed alike, David & Helen
Dressed alike, David & Helen
mountains
mountains
Devil's Golf Course
Devil's Golf Course
Day #2:  Tim Kjenstad crews me about 10 miles
Day #2: Tim Kjenstad crews me about 10 miles
looks like melted rocky road ice cream
looks like melted rocky road ice cream
road from Badwater
road from Badwater
Hints of the Furnace Creek Oasis
Hints of the Furnace Creek Oasis
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ice is nice after arthroscopic knee surgery
ice is nice after arthroscopic knee surgery
Tim Kj poolside at Furnace Creek Ranch
Tim Kj poolside at Furnace Creek Ranch
poolside.  feels good.
poolside. feels good.
Day #3: Larry Dervin, me, Danny Westergaard, Nancy Shura
Day #3: Larry Dervin, me, Danny Westergaard, Nancy Shura
Me and Nancy Shura.  Photo by Tim Kj, who crewed for me until he had to head back to Vegas.  Then Nancy & Larry helped me out!
Me and Nancy Shura. Photo by Tim Kj, who crewed for me until he had to head back to Vegas. Then Nancy & Larry helped me out!
Danny Westergaard, me & his crew chief Nancy
Danny Westergaard, me & his crew chief Nancy
Danny joined me about 10  miles out from Furnace Creek to Townes Pass
Danny joined me about 10 miles out from Furnace Creek to Townes Pass
He is a strong and humble runner.  I predict he will do very well at the race.
He is a strong and humble runner. I predict he will do very well at the race.
Weighing in.  It's been hard to keep my weight level these days. (too much focus on not OVERhydrating!)
Weighing in. It's been hard to keep my weight level these days. (too much focus on not OVERhydrating!)
Nancy & Danny poolside at Stovepipe Wells
Nancy & Danny poolside at Stovepipe Wells
Lisa & Nancy
Lisa & Nancy
Day #4:  Stovepipe Wells to Panamint
Day #4: Stovepipe Wells to Panamint
Dave near the top of Towne Pass
Dave near the top of Towne Pass
Helen graciously crews.  It's my only day  running completely free of my hydration pack.
Helen graciously crews. It's my only day running completely free of my hydration pack.
desert flowers by Helen
desert flowers by Helen
desert flowers by Helen
desert flowers by Helen
salt-crusted shorts
salt-crusted shorts
Descent into Panamint
Descent into Panamint
Dave gets a taste of crewing
Dave gets a taste of crewing
down the Panamint Grade
down the Panamint Grade
down
down
Helen
Helen
desrt moon by Dave
desrt moon by Dave
salt & fat craving
salt & fat craving