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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. 

Off-Season Training and Diet

by Karl Gruber
Now is an excellent opportunity for you to learn how to handle off-season training and diet. Coach Karl Gruber calls the off-season that time period in which you have completed your biggest running goal of the season but have not yet decided your next long distance race. Read more

How to Recover and Avoid Burn Out

by Karl Gruber
Coach Karl Gruber knows that the most logical and common sense thing that you can do after racing a half or full marathon is simply to let your body rest and heal, and then allow it to come back stronger than ever. Sometimes a much-needed push of the mental reset button is needed, too. Read more

The Post-Race Blues

by Karl Gruber
After many long weeks of training, you did it! This past weekend, you successfully ran and completed your goal half or full marathon. However, the elation of completing your race is starting to wane. Fortunately, Coach Karl Gruber says there is a cure for these post-race blues. Read more

Time to Trust Your Training: It's Race Week

by Karl Gruber
Whoa, wait a second! It's race week already? Didn't you just start training a little while ago? Yes, so it seems, but time does fly by. Coach Karl Gruber doesn't want you to panic. Instead, he suggests you trust your training. Read more

The Demands of the Half and Full Marathon

by Karl Gruber
When learning what works for your body with nutrition and hydration, coach Karl Gruber urges you to experiment during training, not on race day! He guarantees that the majority of runners you see making unplanned pit stops on the course are learning the demands of a long distance race the hard way. Read more

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