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 (that was in 2007).
My most recent posts about (ultra) marathon running, nutrition, races and more:
Training Summary for November 2017 – Building the foundation for Two Oceans Ultra Marathon and Comrades Marathon 2018
I'm quite pleased with the training in November 2017. I managed to run 229 km even if I traveled for business in Europe for two weeks. Luckily I could sneak in at least one 20+ km run every week during my travels + several shorter runs. On Nov 25th I...read more
Sometimes I am very lucky and I can combine a business trip with a running experience. This time a trip to Hong Kong and Singapore gave me the opportunity to run a half marathon in Singapore. I facilitated a leadership training in Singapore on Thursday/Friday and...read more
Ok, now that's a wrap for my "off-season". It's been quite a relaxing time since Two Oceans Ultra 2017 and it was great, but it's really time to take running more serious from now. I believe my body and my mind recovered very well from the last 8 years of running....read more
Since my 9th Two Oceans Ultra Marathon in April 2017 I enjoy my "rest year". I run for fun, and if I don't like to run, I don't. No training plan. No schedule. No pressure. No races. And I love it so much. It feels great running only when I'm keen on running....read more
Due to popular demand, here are the recipes for different types of date balls I use to take with me for long runs and races. I received so many individual requests that a dedicated post with recipes seems to make sense 😉 Usually, I prepare 2 batches, each with a...read more
Being able to run my beloved Two Oceans Ultra Marathon (56 km) for the 9th consecutive time is nothing I take for granted. I'm grateful to my stellar physio Iain Sykes. He gave me the confidence after my UTCT injury in December, that I could recover for Two Oceans. He...read more
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