Welcome to my world of Ultra Marathon Running
Welcome to Axel Rittershaus' Running blog focusing on ultra marathon running, marathon training, nutrition and racesThank you for visiting my ultra marathon running blog. I am currently redesigning the blog and the user experience, so bare with me in case some pages might not yet look as nice as they should.
My most recent posts about (ultra) marathon running, nutrition, races and more:
My Top 10 Race Day Essentials Get to the start in time. Waking up 15 minutes earlier to get to the start without being stressed will save you valuable energy - because mental stress has a similar effect to running a couple of 100m sprints. Write a positive (!)...read more
Two years ago I met two strange guys from the Netherlands at the International Friendship Run of the Two Oceans Marathon. They were all over the place and were swopping T-Shirts they brought with them, donated by other Dutch runners, with us local runners. Little did...read more
There are so many stories told about the two major hills at the Two Oceans Ultra Marathon. For both, novices and runners trying to improve their time, they are always a concern. The following article focuses on novices and includes some tips if you can't train on...read more
Welcome to part 2 of my UTCT 2016 Ultra Trail Cape Town 100 km race report. You can find part number 1 of my UTCT 100 km report here... From Constantia Nek to Llandudno Beach (Aid Station #4, 37.5 km) I was looking forward to a rather downhill part of the route...read more
67 km into my first 100 km trail race I called it quits. 11 hours of running along and across Table Mountain came to an end when I reached Groot Constantia, the official Aid Station Number 7. And I felt relieved. But let’s start at the beginning. What is it all about?...read more
I don't exactly why, but a while ago I entered the 100 km UltraTrail Cape Town, a trail race which is already iconic, even if it's only 3 years old. And it's a tough one, 4200 m elevation gain and a cut off time of 17 hours. The only serious trail race I ever did...read more
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