Training Tips

The Value of Joining a Running Club

by Karl Gruber
Whether you are planning on running your first half marathon or your 20th marathon, joining a running club can help you reach your race goals and keep you motivated along the way. Read more

Your Personal Story and Journey to the Marathon

by Karl Gruber
All marathon runners have their own story, but it is running the marathon when these different journeys lead to the common experience of overcoming the seemingly impossible feat of running 26.2 miles non-stop. To coach Karl Gruber, that is a beautiful thing! Read more

Marathon Training In Adverse Weather

by Karl Gruber
One of the key things you will learn have to learn to deal with is training in adverse weather conditions. Whether you are training in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil or Pittsburgh, coach Karl Gruber knows learning how to run in "bad" weather during your training can be a lifesaver for you come race day! Read more

Does Age Matter in the Marathon?

by Karl Gruber
Coach Karl Gruber finds senior citizens are more likely to believe that running a full marathon is simply not an option for them. Fortunately, more older runners are instead adopting a youthful "can do" attitude and proving you can successfully run 13.1 or 26.2 miles at any age! Read more

The Training and Making of a Marathoner

by Karl Gruber
If you have just registered for your first full or half marathon, then get ready for a new, active, healthy and calorie-burning lifestyle! Coach Karl Gruber wants to review what you have to look forward to in the coming weeks as you MOVE toward race day. Read more

Register for the Marathon

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Interested in joining in on the fun? Register for the Pittsburgh Marathon today!