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Karl Gruber

Karl Gruber
Karl Gruber has been a runner for 35+ years, and has logged over 50,000 miles of running. He has completed 78 marathons and 2 Half Iron Man triathlons. In 1996-’97, Gruber successfully ran and completed 52 marathons in 52 weeks to raise money and awareness for leukemia research. He is the author of the book Running For Their Lives, and he continues to run on a daily basis for his health, wellbeing and sanity. 

Marathon Crunch Time

by Karl Gruber
You can use any term you want to describe the final month of training - peaking, final prep, fine tuning, crunch time, etc. What really matters is that you focus both physically and mentally with laser-like intensity to get ready to race as well as you possibly can. Read more

Why the Running Community is So Special

by Karl Gruber
Coach Karl Gruber knows the world-wide running community is incredibly special and unique. It really does not matter if you are an 11-minute miler or five-minute miler; all are welcome with open arms! You'll not only get the most amazing support system but maybe new friends for life! Read more

How to Dress Properly for Different Types of Weather

by Karl Gruber
Coach Karl Gruber doesn't know exactly what to wear in every weather situation. Still, he does have a very good idea of what apparel does and does not work for all the different weather scenarios you will encounter. Check out his tips before you head out on your next run! Read more

Smart Nutrition for Your Marathon

by Karl Gruber
Coach Karl Gruber wants you to remember that your body is like a motor and your nutrition is the fuel. Without the proper fuel, that motor will not run period. So if you have a hard long distance training run or race ahead, choose those foods that have been proven to re-fuel your muscles. Read more

How to Taper Properly and Why it Matters

by Karl Gruber
Coach Karl Gruber knows you want to hammer out those miles during training, but don't forget to respect your body's need to heal, recover and regenerate. Learning how to taper during the final weeks and days of your training is extremely important so you can do your best come race day! Read more

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