Thoughts about type-2 fun

"Type 2 fun is miserable while it’s happening, but fun in retrospect. It usually begins with the best intentions, and then things get carried away. Riding your bicycle across the country. Doing an ultramarathon. Working out till you puke, and, usually, ice and alpine climbing. " REI fun scale When people hear that you like to... Continue Reading →

Race Report: Wienerwald Ultra Trail 55 km

This race was my second ultra and my first distance longer than 50 kilometers. I had signed up more or less without knowing a lot about the region or the race. This was the first edition and I had never before been to Wienerwald - the forest around Vienna. I found the event by browsing... Continue Reading →

Race Report Jurassic Coast 50 km

Coming home from my first ultra, I'm still overwhelmed by all the experiences and impressions from the last weekend. It's not so easy but I want to share this feeling with everyone: runners as well as friends who wonder why I would run such a long distance. Why did I sign up for this race... Continue Reading →

Working in the mountains is unlike most other workplaces. Anybody who ever spent a season in the Alps or in the Scandinavian mountains will probably agree with me.  This summer I got the chance to spend three months in Ritsem. Ritsem is a very small village at the end of a 150 km long road,... Continue Reading →

On the 20th of May I participated in the Estrela Grande trail run, in the portuguese Serra da Estrela. I was going to be in the area anyways, since I'm currently writing on a hiking guide for northern Portugal. While looking online for some races I could participate in, I stumbled upon this 15 k... Continue Reading →

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