Session 127/2014 – 2 Peaks in one go (Devil’s Peak + Table Mountain) – 15.5 km – 1550 m elevation – 18.10.2014

After yesterday’s 30 km training run I was curious to see if I’d have to pay a price for that today.  Today I did a long and for me my most important training run, preparing for the 3 Peaks Challenge, happening in 2 weeks time, going up and down two...

Session 123/2014 – Learning the route up Devil’s Peak – Trail – 6,5 km + 6,9 km – 11.10.2014

One of the fundaentals of running the “3 Peaks Challenge” is know how to get to the peaks I am grateful that running club mate and trail running expert Simon agreed to guide me up Devil’s Peak on a training run. This is the only one of the 3 peaks...

Race Review 5/2014 – Comrades Ultra Marathon 2014 – 89.2 km – 01.06.2014

It was my 4th Comrades.
 And it was my toughest … In the morning, I woke up 1 minute before the 3:00 am alarm went off, everything looked really good. I felt good, and confident. This year’s Comrades ultra-marathon was a so called “Down Run” from Pietermaritzburg to Durban, 89.2 km in...

Comrades 2014 Expo – 30.05.2014

After some trouble with Hertz rental car, which I am never going to book any more, we made our way to the Comrades 2014 Expo. Before we even got there, we met Olesya & Elena Nurgalieva, the Russian twins, dominating Ultra running for more than a decade. Together they won...

Race Review 4/2014 – Old Mutual Two Oceans Ultra Marathon 2014 – 56 km – 19.04.2014

The morning looked promising. 17°C and a slight breeze at 3:30 am when the alarm clock woke my wife and I up. I slept surprisingly well, although not really long Unlike in the past, when the evening before a big race was a traditional “carbo loading” evening with pasta, I...

Aquajogging Session 2/2014 – 45 min

It’s amazing how much I enjoy being able to move around in a pool for 45 minutes I’m really glad I wrote in this blog, that I would not run for 1 week (starting 9.4.14) to let my injury heal. Because otherwise I would have started running today again, since...

Before 2007, I truly believed running a Marathon is unhealthy and crazy...

Now I run Marathons as training runs to prepare for Ultra Marathon races. "What is an Ultra Marathon?" you ask? Good question! It's everything beyond the marathon mark of 42.2. km (26.2 miles). So far my longest distance covered are 89 km (56 miles).

Session 127/2014 – 2 Peaks in one go (Devil’s Peak + Table Mountain) – 15.5 km – 1550 m elevation – 18.10.2014

After yesterday’s 30 km training run I was curious to see if I’d have to pay a price for that today.  Today I did a long and for me my most important training run, preparing for the 3 Peaks Challenge, happening in 2 weeks time, going up and down two...

Session 126/2014 – We’ll see if this was a good idea – 30 km – 17.10.14

Tomorrow a group of AAC runners is going to go up Devil’s Peak and I’ll be one of them. I’m happy to be able to learn the route again and run with some running legends, including the 2 time female winner of the Three Peaks Challenge, Caroline Balkwill. After our...

Sessions 124 + 125/2014 – One easy trail session and one road session – 14./15.10.2014

After my first Devil’s Peak attempt on Saturday I took 2 days off. And on the third day I felt my quads… Tuesday I did a lovely easy trail run together with my wife and our dog along pipe track, while on Wednesday I ran some 13 km after my gym session...

Session 123/2014 – Learning the route up Devil’s Peak – Trail – 6,5 km + 6,9 km – 11.10.2014

One of the fundaentals of running the “3 Peaks Challenge” is know how to get to the peaks I am grateful that running club mate and trail running expert Simon agreed to guide me up Devil’s Peak on a training run. This is the only one of the 3 peaks...

I’m back :) Looking back and ahead – the next challenge is around the corner

I confess I have been very lazy in terms of posting on my blog. Please accept my apologies. I don’t come up with explanations or excuses Let me tell you, I had a busy and good time, in terms of life, business and running. During August and September I was...

Session 92 – 94/2014 + race 7/2014 – Good week with a race – 17.08.2014

This was a good running week with a race on Sunday. The picture was taken on my trail run early in the morning. 2 days after full moon I started running in the clouds and after a few minutes I was above them. Magic! This weeks sessions: 7,7 km /...