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:
In 2022 I knew I would run a VERY slow Comrades Ultra Marathon, the 8th time I took part in the race. Why it was such a slow race - you can read all about it here: Why my 2022 Comrades was so hard &slow Because of that, I took my iPhone with me for the first time...read more
I already knew before I started the race that this would be a tough race. But I completely underestimated, how tough it would be... After COVID 19 hit the world, my running focus had vanished and I lost a lot of fitness. I was determined to run Comrades 2022 again -...read more
It was my 8th Comrades Ultra Marathon and another highlight: My slowest race My hardest race My first race where I took my smartphone to record videos This it my raw, uncut, first review 20 Minutes after finishing the race. Extended race report to follow... Enjoy :)...read more
2021 was supposed to be the biggest celebration of the Comrades Ultra Marathon - it's 100th birthday! Due to Covid19 this was not possible, but the Comrades Organisation again motivated tens of thousands of runners to celebrate together all around the world. I took on...read 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
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