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. 

Marathon Basics: Training, Gear and More

by Karl Gruber
Whether an experienced or new runner, you should review the basic tenets of running long distances before you take your first step. Follow along as Coach Karl Gruber reviews basic training principles, running gear basics and basic goal setting to help you prepare for your training season. Read more

The Marathon is a Mainstay for Fitness

by Karl Gruber
I recognize everyone tackles fitness in their own way. While there are countless forms of exercise to explore, running is a common denominator for almost any sport or physical activity. That's why I encourage others to try running, specifically the marathon distance. Read more

Proper Hydration and Nutrition

by Karl Gruber
As a long-time marathon runner and now a running coach, I have found one of the biggest learning curves for runners is how to properly hydrate and ingest proper nutrition. You must use your training to find the right balance of nutrition and hydration that will keep you running well on race day. Read more

Finding Your Flow

by Karl Gruber
Though the marathon is a mighty feat of running, it is worth taking it on because it will change your life for the better in so many ways! One beautiful benefit is that it will help you find your "flow" or get you into "The Zone." Read more

In The Long Run, It's Worth It!

by Karl Gruber
Almost every runner that has trained for and completed a full marathon has sworn, "I will never do one of these again!" Coach Karl Gruber knows why... RUNNING A MARATHON IS HARD! Still, it's important to remember why you chose a marathon in the first place and the many benefits of running. Read more

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