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: Yasso 800s

by Karl Gruber
While running 52 marathons in 52 weeks in 1996-1997, coach Karl Gruber had the great privilege of getting to know one of the most high profile running personalities in America - Bart Yasso - and learning about the Yasso 800 workout that reliably predicts what your marathon time will be. Read more

Training Tips: Runner Burnout

by Karl Gruber
Coach Karl Gruber would be lying if he said that he has never suffered from runner burnout. But even in periods of burnout, he wants you to continue running to enjoy the physical and mental benefits of running. Read more

Training Tips: Training with a Heart Rate Monitor

by Karl Gruber
A heart rate monitor is a wonderful tool to learn how to utilize your heart's effort to become a better runner and stay healthy. According to coach Karl Gruber, it is one of the best things you can do for your running next to a water bottle and good running shoes. Read more

Progressive Training: The Smart Way to Run

by Karl Gruber
It is good to have a training program that resonates with you and allows you to progressively build up your body and running abilities over a fairly long period of time. Come race day, you'll be ready to put the hammer down and go get your much deserved finisher's medal. Read more

Virtual Marathon: Envisioning the Race

by Karl Gruber
In a previous installment, coach Karl Gruber ran through a virtual half marathon to help you discover what you are likely to experience and feel during your race. This time around, he wants to run a full marathon together to give you a sense of what it's like to go 26.2 miles without stopping. Read more

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