Welcome to my world of Ultra Marathon Running

Welcome to Axel Rittershaus' Running blog focusing on ultra marathon running, marathon training, nutrition and races

Thank 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:

Enjoying my “rest year”

Since my 9th Two Oceans Ultra Marathon in April 2017 I enjoy my "rest year". I run for fun, and if I don't like to run, I don't. No training plan. No schedule. No pressure. No races. And I love it so much. It feels great running only when I'm keen on running....

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Date ball recipes

Due to popular demand, here are the recipes for different types of date balls I use to take with me for long runs and races. I received so many individual requests that a dedicated post with recipes seems to make sense 😉 Usually, I prepare 2 batches, each with a...

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