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

The Demands of the Half and Full Marathon

by Karl Gruber
When learning what works for your body with nutrition and hydration, coach Karl Gruber urges you to experiment during training, not on race day! He guarantees that the majority of runners you see making unplanned pit stops on the course are learning the demands of a long distance race the hard way. Read more

Tips for a Successful Race-cation

by Brandi Gilbert
Official Blogger Brandi Gilbert has had plenty of "learning experiences" from her race travels. From packing to race prep to race day, there is a lot you can do to make the weekend go well! As you gear up for race weekend, here are a few tips to help you get the most out of your race-cation. Read more

Running Buddies Can Improve Your Running Experience

by Karl Gruber
Coach Karl Gruber realized long ago that he tends to run better when running with someone else. Why is this? As far as he can tell, having another person to run with creates an unspoken accountability and expectation - not only for you but also the other person. Read more

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