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 Training Week 13: The Value of Hard Run Workouts

by Karl Gruber
Whether you are a novice or experienced runner, consider incorporating these tough run workouts into your training schedule. Read more

Marathon Training Week 12: The Importance of Cross-training for Runners

by Karl Gruber
One of the last things some runners want to hear is that they need to cross-train. However the merits of developing and maintaining a stronger, more balanced body are something that can most definitely keep you going in the long run. Read more

Marathon Training Week 11: Your To-do List Before the Long Run

by Karl Gruber
Don't get caught in the middle of a run having issues! Use this to-do list to take care of the practical, simple things before you start. There is nothing worse than being stuck on a run with a problem, and knowing there is nowhere to stop for another 5 or 6 miles. Read more

Marathon Training Week 10: Positivity and Confidence on the Run

by Karl Gruber
First condition your body to endure the marathon distance, then fortify your mind to know, I mean really know, that you can do this. Read more

Marathon Training Week 9: Why 26.2? Ordinary people can accomplish extraordinary things.

by Karl Gruber
Once you decide to take on the challenge of running 26.2 miles, don’t be surprised when the word “crazy” starts getting thrown about by the people around you. Truth be told, they just may be envious that you have what it takes to take on such a gargantuan challenge. Read more

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