Vasque Athletes, The Leadville Trail 100, & Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc

Debbie Livingston (my spouse) is thankful to have the support of Vasque. As a member of the Vasque USA Running Team, she is part of a cool group of accomplished trail runners.  I think it is pretty cool that she is teammates with athletes like Krissy Moehl and Duncan Callahan. It is also pretty cool that Vasque is supporting Debbie while she is pregnant. Moehl and Callahan have been lighting up the ultramarathon trail running scene in recent years, and both have some significant upcoming races. For Callahan, it is next week’s Leadville Trail 100 and for Moehl, it is the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc in two weeks. Both are past winners of those events and they are coming back to battle even stronger competition this year.

Debbie hasn’t done Leadville with its extreme altitude, but she is tempted to try it as part of her comeback. She even suggested a Colorado training camp as build up to the lung busting race. She teased me with the idea of going out there to do the mountain bike race (which is this weekend) that is held the week prior to the trail run. We will see…

She has done UTMB, though her 2007 attempt resulted in a DNF at 55 miles due to illness that was triggered by altitude sickness. You can read my archived report. With UTMB coming up, we are excited for Moehl and all of the other nuts who will attempt the Mont Blanc circumnavigation in less than 46 hours. UTMB makes the 5km cross country race that I ran this morning look puny. UTMB is a REAL “cross country” race because you pass through France, Italy, and Switzerland. I’ve dropped hints to Debbie that the next time she attempts it, that I’m running shotgun with her. I’ve got some training to do between now and then.

Vasque is making a big push to expand their trail running segment market share. I’ve been running in Vasque shoes for the past month and I look forward to evaluating them further with my own fall schedule of train running events. They have launched their new website and a new blog.

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