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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. 

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

Your Life and the Marathon: Finding Balance

by Karl Gruber
While you don't have to commit to running 100 miles a week, unless you're an elite athlete of course, coach Karl Gruber knows training for a half or full marathon means that you need to figure out how to make it work so you can maintain a good run-life balance. Read more

Marathon Basics: Training, Gear and More

by Karl Gruber
Whether an experienced or new runner, you should review the basic tenets of running long distances before you take your first step. Follow along as Coach Karl Gruber reviews basic training principles, running gear basics and basic goal setting to help you prepare for your training season. Read more

The Marathon is a Mainstay for Fitness

by Karl Gruber
I recognize everyone tackles fitness in their own way. While there are countless forms of exercise to explore, running is a common denominator for almost any sport or physical activity. That's why I encourage others to try running, specifically the marathon distance. Read more

Proper Hydration and Nutrition

by Karl Gruber
As a long-time marathon runner and now a running coach, I have found one of the biggest learning curves for runners is how to properly hydrate and ingest proper nutrition. You must use your training to find the right balance of nutrition and hydration that will keep you running well on 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!

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