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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. 

Training Tips: Race Day Fears and How to Overcome Them

by Karl Gruber
A race can seem like a gargantuan goal. Of course, the best way to overcome your fear of racing is to train properly! Take the necessary time to slowly and progressively build up your running fitness and endurance so that your doubts will become a non-factor. Read more

Training Tips: Running Smart and Safely

by Karl Gruber
Learning how to stay safe during a run will save you from incidents, accidents, trauma or issues that could result in injury. We want to see you come across the finish line healthy, happy and alive, so be aware, be smart and be safe during every one of your training runs and races. Read more

Training Tips: How and Where to Find Running Inspiration

by Karl Gruber
Don’t be surprised when or where motivation to run and train comes from! Inspiration can come in many forms and from the most unlikely of sources, so run with it while you can. Read more

Training Tips: Why You Should Run a Few Practice Races

by Karl Gruber
One of the key elements in my long distance training programs is to replace some of the longer weekend training runs with a race of similar distance. Doing some build-up races will more than likely help you feel better during the race and recover better after running 13.1 or 26.2 miles. Read more

Training Tips: Setting Realistic Goals

by Karl Gruber
Whether you are a new or experienced runner, I want you to realize that all runners need to set realistic goals for their training and racing. With this thought in mind, I’d like to refer you to an excellent self-assessment checklist for any runner. Read more

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