Erich Wegscheider

In Search of the World's Toughest Tests of Endurance

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Pre Leadville Trail 100 MTB

Even while living in Bali, I dreamt of toeing the line at the Leadville Trail 100 Mountain Bike and Run. I realize how ridiculous that sounds, because I had more beautiful beaches than I knew what to do with. However, mountains have a pull on me and my priorities may be questionable. It’s less than […]

10 Reasons for Toe Socks

When I was preparing to run my first ultra last year, the Big Basin 50k, I was chock-full of questions. Handheld water bottle or hydration pack? How many calories should I take in per hour? Are blisters inevitable? Will I run off-course? When do hallucinations set in? Is it cool to go in the woods? […]

Leadville Marathon

If I could only compete in two events this year, I’d choose the Leadville Trail 100 Mountain Bike and Leadville Trail 100 Run. Why? They’re a week apart, start at an elevation of 10,176 feet (3,101 m), and are two of the toughest single-day races in the world. However, I needed to qualify for the […]

First Impression of Hoka Shoes

Hoka One One shoes are not sold in Bali. Fortunately, and unfortunately, my girlfriend had to fly to the states for a few days, meaning she could grab me a pair. Now that I think about it, her flying there and back kind of equates to arguably the most expensive postage charge for a pair of shoes. […]

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