Erich Wegscheider


In Search of the World's Toughest Tests of Endurance

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I am an endurance athlete.

 

I’m out to compete and complete the world’s toughest tests of endurance.

 

From summiting the highest mountains on each continent,

To Running the toughest ultra-marathons,

And Competing in the most grueling triathlons and epic cycling events.

 

 

                                                             

 

 

The Madness

The Challenges

 

Method to the Madness

About Me

It all started in 2007 with triathlon and the question, “Can I do this?” As my experience in the sport grew, so did my appetite for new challenges. From 2011 to 2014, I competed worldwide at a professional level. Though, during that time, I also got into Ultra-Running, Mountain Biking and Mountaineering.

To date, I target a wide array endurance events. Basically, if it’s hard and will push my limits, I’m game. Hence the rationale for this site. While I might not do each and every challenge listed, I’d be more than happy to give them a go if given the opportunity.

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My Blog

Boston Marathon

In early 2015, the urge to run the Boston Marathon hit. Back then, the only “marathons” I had run were either in iron-distance triathlons or ultra-marathons. Being that neither of the aforementioned races does the marathon justice, I set out to qualify and did so at the San Diego Rock ‘n Roll Marathon. Fast forward to 2016 and I have […]

Cryotherapy: What -270° F Feels Like

While attempting to make sport my livelihood, I put up big weeks (up to 35-hours) and tinkered with just about every recovery method imaginable. My path to better performance started with recovery drinks, but I layered in regular use of the following until discovering cryotherapy: Compression Apparel Foam / Massage Rollers Ice Baths Ultrasound Therapy Electrical […]

2015 By The Numbers

In 2012, when I was a much more consistent blogger, I began writing a yearly summary of my training numbers. It was then that I discovered my love of creating spreadsheets and writing formulas. Fast forward a couple years and here we are in its 4th edition. I’m not sure how interesting you all find […]

Ultra Trail Mt. Fuji

I don’t know about other ultra-runners, but I’ll cry at least a couple of times during a 100 mile run. Ultra Trail Mt. Fuji did not disappoint in that regard. However, its last blow just seemed unfair. Unlike most endurance events I’ve done, I actually signed up months in advance. Thus, giving me months to prepare. In […]

The End of Triathlon

The clock read 4-hours, 19-minutes, and 24-seconds. I didn’t know it then, but that marked the end. After 53 races and nearly 8 years, the triathlon chapter in my life closed. The decision to step away was not at all premeditated, but rather a long process of unconscious decisions. In short, the opportunity cost to race […]

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