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 toContinue reading “Thoughts about type-2 fun”

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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 browsingContinue reading “Race Report: Wienerwald Ultra Trail 55 km”

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 raceContinue reading “Race Report Jurassic Coast 50 km”

Race Report – Trans Gran Canaria 17 km

The Trans Gran Canaria is a very popular race with participants from all over the world and especially from northern Europe. This fact is maybe not surprising when you consider that the weather on the Canary Islands in February is slightly better than in Sweden or Germany. I already wanted to participate last year butContinue reading “Race Report – Trans Gran Canaria 17 km”