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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 22: Stretching

by Karl Gruber
By now, after weeks and weeks of training, you have encountered multiple days where many of your muscles felt super tight and sore. This is not all that uncommon as you increase your weekly mileage total. As a runner and a coach, I have found that many of the athletes I deal with do little stretchin Read more
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Marathon Training Week 21: Your Virtual Marathon

by Karl Gruber
Your marathon is not far away and you’ve put in weeks and weeks of hard, dedicated training. Now it's almost time to race! Most athletes are well aware that visualizing their effort before an event works well but this will be especially useful if this is going to be your first race. Read more

Marathon Training Week 20: Are strength Training & Distance Running Compatible?

by Karl Gruber
Adding a strength training program to your marathon training will not only increase your performance but also create a fitter, leaner you! Read more

Marathon Training Week 19: Running Can Save Your Life

by Karl Gruber
Simply having a goal, such as training for and running a marathon, can have positive effects on your health, far beyond what you can see. So, lace up those sneakers and run, literally run, for your life! Read more

Marathon Training Week 18: Expect the Unexpected

by Karl Gruber
When it comes to running 26.2 miles, expect and prepare for the unexpected. While you may be able to apply this to any area in life, “expect the unexpected” seems to rear its head more than just a few times when racing long distances. Read more

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