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“The lucky kit it is then,” I thought to myself. This is the kit I wore when I finished my first ultramarathon at the podium just one year ago. This is the kit I wore in all the races that followed. The kit that reminded me of my girlfriend, Katja. I felt anxious but at …

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On July 10th, I toed the starting line at the Laufhaus Backyard Ultra – my first backyard ultra race. A backyard ultra is a race where participants must cover a loop of 6706 meters (4.167 miles) every hour on the hour. The one who can last the longest is the winner. All other participants are …

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To successfully finish an ultra, you need to learn how to fuel for the event. Yes, I know that the low-carb runner Michael McKnight has shown that one can run 100 miles without calories. However, I don’t recommend trying to crush your first ultra on zero calories. Instead, you should focus on fueling early and …

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“You just have to put one foot in front of the other. Just keep moving forward. See… it’s not that hard. Keep moving. It’s just a low point. You’ll get through it.” It was 05:00 am on Sunday, and I was hiking along the Teltow Canal. Trying not to trip over roots or small rocks …

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“I feel tearful” was the last message I sent to my girlfriend before I made my way to the starting area of the 24-hour German Championships. I was emotional. It was my first 24h race. Plus, my period also set in just one day before. On top of that, I experienced severe tummy pains just …

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I decided to try a vegan keto experiment. Keto has been great for reducing IBS symptoms and getting rid of hypoglycemia episodes. However, I dislike the idea of eating so many animal products. From my many years experimenting with different diets, I learned that I feel emotionally much better on a plant-based diet. However, every …

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Us runners love our carbs. And for a good reason. Carbohydrates are the preferred fuel for endurance exercise that is anything above leisurely pace. Many of us runners are also familiar with the dreaded bonk – also known as hitting the wall. Bonking describes the point when your body runs out of available muscle glycogen …

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I have always been an early morning runner. When it’s still dark outside, and only the sounds of a lonely blackbird and the whistling of tree branches disrupt the eerie silence, I lace up my running shoes. Coffee has been my fuel of choice for the longest time. What’s been missing? Calories. I ran fasted …

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