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'm a regular guy who got infected with the Ultra Marathon virus at the age of 37.
My most recent posts about (ultra) marathon running, nutrition, races and 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
After my decision of not running Comrades this year due to the cold I suffered from 2 weeks before the race, I was overwhelmed by the positive reactions from runners and non-runners alike. I also did not expect to hear so many stories from athletes who did non listen...read more
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....read more
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...read more
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 and we...read more
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