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 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
07.06.2018 - three more days until race day and my 6th Comrades Ultra Marathon Checkin for the flights: done Checkin for the hotel: done Race haircut: done Pacing discussed with coach and printed: done Collecting donations for "The Cows" supporting CHOC: almost R...read more
Finally it was here: Race day of my 10th Two Oceans Ultra marathon. Getting to the start has become a standard procedure in the meantime: Alarm goes at 3:15 am, having breakfast (2 slices of banana bread, 1 with almond butter, 1 with honey, overnight soaked chia...read more
Are you preparing for your very first Two Oceans? Your first half? Your first ultra? If it will be your first, I can feel with you. I remember my first Two Oceans as if it would have been yesterday. On March, 31st 2018 I’ll join you, my fellow runners, wearing a...read more
My wife and I started the year with a wonderful run up Kasteelspoort to the dams on top of Table Mountain and back. It was a glorious day, no wind at all, warm but not too hot. Pure bliss.read more
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