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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. 

Smart Hydration for Your Marathon

by Karl Gruber
If there is a running-related topic that leads to much confusion and misconception, it's how to correctly hydrate your body. Coach Karl Gruber knows wants you to know that hydration is relative to the distance and time you are running, as well as your overall effort, gender and fitness level. Read more

How to Overcome a Bad Run

by Karl Gruber
Coach Karl Gruber knows many factors can contribute to a bad run, including poor sleep, not enough recuperation time between runs, poor hydration and nutrition, mental and/or physical stress, and lack of motivation. But there are steps you can take to minimize those bad runs! Read more

Spoken and Unspoken Race Day Rules

by Karl Gruber
Coach Karl Gruber knows this topic is sure to get many a runner's blood boiling, especially veteran runners. But it is a very good idea to review some of the spoken and unspoken rules and etiquette to follow before any race, especially if you are new to running. Read more

Workouts to Enhance Your Marathon Training

by Karl Gruber
Marathon training certainly can be a life changing experience, but coach Karl Gruber knows it can also be boring if you're running the same routes week in and week out, especially if you always run the same pace. Check out his tips on how you can put some zip, energy and fun into your training. Read more

The Value of Joining a Running Club

by Karl Gruber
Whether you are planning on running your first half marathon or your 20th marathon, joining a running club can help you reach your race goals and keep you motivated along the way. 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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