Pittsburgh Marathon Blog

Pittsburgh Marathon Blog

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

Marathon Training Week 18: Expect the Unexpected

by Karl Gruber
When it comes to running 26.2 miles, expect and prepare for the unexpected. While you may be able to apply this to any area in life, “expect the unexpected” seems to rear its head more than just a few times when racing long distances. Read more

Charity Runner Profile: Susan Banaszak-Catena

by Karen Price
Susan Banaszak-Catena has a deep connection to the the charity for which she’ll be running to raise money on May 7. For her son, who has autism, The Miracle League of South Hills has been a dream come true. Now she can give back to the organization that has made a difference in her son's life. Read more

The Mental Side of Racing

by USATF Foundation Coaching Archives presented by GNC Live Well
Exploring the most common fears on race day and how to conquer them. Read more

Tips for Training & Completing the Steel Challenge

by Brandi Gilbert
Curious about the Steel Challenge? Official #GameOnPGH Blogger Brandi Gilbert shares some tips for training and conquering the Steel Challenge. Read more

Marathon Training Week 17: Putting in the necessary work

by Karl Gruber
You may be balancing a full-time job, a family and those “life issues” that pop up every now and then. Tack on training, which comes with a new level of soreness, fatigue and possible injuries, and all of a sudden you are on a roller coaster ride with your weekly mileage. How do you stay consistent? Read more

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