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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).
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My Two Oceans Ultra Marathon special
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My most recent posts about (ultra) marathon running, nutrition, races and 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
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
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