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Improve Your Mental Endurance for Running with These Tips

by UPMC Sports Medicine
Did you know that running and mental endurance also go hand in hand? Mental toughness for running can be just as essential as physical strength when it comes to long-distance runs. Here are some suggestions that will get you closer to the finish line. 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

Training Smart and Safe: A Conversation with a Guardian Security Monitoring Supervisor

by Guardian Protection Services
Guardian offered to sponsor employees interested in participating in any Pittsburgh Marathon event this year. When we found out one of our runners was a supervisor at our Pittsburgh monitoring station, we just had to catch up with him. That supervisor is none other than Brad Lotis. Read more

A Guide to Race Day Nutrition and Hydration

by DICK'S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon
The big day is almost here! But before you earn the title Runner of Steel in a little more than one month, there's still plenty to be done if you want to perform your best on race day. Have you figured out how you will fuel yourself before and during the race, as well as recover afterwards? 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

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