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Check out the Pittsburgh Marathon blog for updates on the race, training tips, entertainment information and more!

Off-Season Training and Diet

by Karl Gruber
Now is an excellent opportunity for you to learn how to handle off-season training and diet. Coach Karl Gruber calls the off-season that time period in which you have completed your biggest running goal of the season but have not yet decided your next long distance race. Read more

How to Recover and Avoid Burn Out

by Karl Gruber
Coach Karl Gruber knows that the most logical and common sense thing that you can do after racing a half or full marathon is simply to let your body rest and heal, and then allow it to come back stronger than ever. Sometimes a much-needed push of the mental reset button is needed, too. Read more

The Post-Race Blues

by Karl Gruber
After many long weeks of training, you did it! This past weekend, you successfully ran and completed your goal half or full marathon. However, the elation of completing your race is starting to wane. Fortunately, Coach Karl Gruber says there is a cure for these post-race blues. Read more

Time to Trust Your Training: It's Race Week

by Karl Gruber
Whoa, wait a second! It's race week already? Didn't you just start training a little while ago? Yes, so it seems, but time does fly by. Coach Karl Gruber doesn't want you to panic. Instead, he suggests you trust your training. Read more

May 3 Proclaimed Running Shoe Day in Pittsburgh

by DICK'S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon
In celebration of Running Shoe Day, the Pittsburgh community is encouraged to wear their favorite pair of running shoes this Thursday. Individuals and organizations can share photos of by using the hashtag #RunningShoeDay on social media. Read more

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