Race Report: Two Oceans Ultra Marathon 2016 (56 km) – 26.03.2016

My 8th Two Oceans Ultra was on the list, and I felt great. The preparation so far went very good. No injuries, perfect race weight, good mindset. I had covered some 740 km since the 1st of Jan 2016 – and I already trained well in December of 2015. International...

Two Oceans Ultra Marathon – Summary of Tips and Reports

During the weeks and days before the actual race day of the Two Oceans Ultra Marathon the number of visitors of my blog goes up massively. The most popular articles are the race reports and tips on how to achieve specific goals (meaning times). Therefore I want to make it...

Sleep-running – 50 km training session – 03.03.2016

Two Oceans Ultra is only 23 days away. So far I am quite happy with my progress and fitness level. I’m especially grateful for the fact that I remained injury free and healthy. Fingers crossed for it to stay like this. Usually I run a 50 km training exactly 3 weeks...

Race Review: 2015 Oystercatcher Trail Race (2 stage race, 20 km + 16 km)

For the first time my wife and I attended a multi stage trail race. And the icing on the cake was the chance to run together with our beloved Magyar Vizsla Amy (3 years old). We focus on enjoying the run, instead of racing it. Therefore pace and time was...

Race Review – Comrades Ultra Marathon, Up Run – 87.78 km – 31.05.2015

“If I don’t finish in less than 9 hours, it won’t be because I am not fit enough, but because I am mentally holding myself back from running fast enough” were my words to my wife at dinner the evening before the race. I kept them in my mind all the...

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).

No 2016 Comrades for me – Pulling out 5 days before race day

Sunday a week ago (2 weeks before Comrades) I got a sore throat, a few days later it was almost gone, when a dry cough caught me. With medication that’s also almost gone. All the time I believed, I could run Comrades. I took it easy, no exhausting training sessions....

Race Report: Two Oceans Ultra Marathon 2016 (56 km) – 26.03.2016

My 8th Two Oceans Ultra was on the list, and I felt great. The preparation so far went very good. No injuries, perfect race weight, good mindset. I had covered some 740 km since the 1st of Jan 2016 – and I already trained well in December of 2015. International...

Race Review: Cape Town Cape Argus Cycle Tour (109 km) – 06.03.2016

After missing the largest timed cycle race in the world for the last two years, my wife and I decided to take part in the 2016 edition of the Cape Town Cape Argus Cycle Tour. 109 km along the most beautiful roads of the Peninsula. It was our 5th attendance...

Two Oceans Ultra Marathon – Summary of Tips and Reports

During the weeks and days before the actual race day of the Two Oceans Ultra Marathon the number of visitors of my blog goes up massively. The most popular articles are the race reports and tips on how to achieve specific goals (meaning times). Therefore I want to make it...

Sleep-running – 50 km training session – 03.03.2016

Two Oceans Ultra is only 23 days away. So far I am quite happy with my progress and fitness level. I’m especially grateful for the fact that I remained injury free and healthy. Fingers crossed for it to stay like this. Usually I run a 50 km training exactly 3 weeks...

Training Log January 2016 – Full steam ahead for Two Oceans Ultra and Comrades 2016

What a great month January 2016 was. Training was often quite hard due to multiple heatwaves moving through Cape Town with morning (5:00 am) temperatures of 20°C and higher. My January 2016 training plan: Run at least one 30+ km run per week, add some pace sessions and a few...