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:
It’s Easter Saturday 2020, 9 am, 11th of April. Usually I would be running right now. I might be at the 25 km mark, soaking up the atmosphere of tens of thousands of supporters and runners. I would have had a couple of date balls and my signature micro-slices of...read more
Another year (2019) has gone by, filled with 2584 km of running 187 runs 55 gym sessions The strength training I started in December 2017 became a part of my weekly routine and I believe being able to run in 2019 without any injuries is directly related to that fact....read more
And here we go again. Comrades Number 7 for me and the 94th edition of the greatest Ultra Marathon. Comrades training and race strategy for 2019 Comrades Right from the beginning of the year, it was clear to me that this year's up-run wouldn't be an attempt for a...read more
RegistrationThankfully the organisation learned from past mistakes and the registration process went quickly and without any issues. Of course it helped being part of the blue number club (10+ finishes) and getting my number at that dedicated counter for the first...read more
It's the 1st of January 2019, time to look back at 2018 in terms of running and achievements. Mainly, it was a fantastic year of running, after taking it very easy in 2017, and I learned a lot of lessons. 2774 km of running193 runs68 gym sessions It's also...read more
My preparation for my 6th Comrades race After not making the sub 5 hours at Two Oceans this year I started working with a professional running coach - in addition to the strength coach I am working with since December 2017. My training went ok, but I was on the edge...read more
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