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:
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
Looking back at 2017, I am quite surprised still having managed 2,076 km of running on tar and trails. From April - September I took it easy, ran very little and just for fun. And it was worth it. I am pleased with my mental state after the break and my...read more
My Two Oceans Qualifier: The Prison to Prison Marathon To be able to start at the 2018 Two Oceans Ultra Marathon, I was required to run a qualifier marathon. Usually I run the Red Hill Marathon in January and the Peninsula Marathon in February. Well, for...read 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
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