Important Update

The DICK'S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon will not take place in 2020. You can learn more below.

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Training Tips

Smart Nutrition for Your Marathon

by Karl Gruber
Coach Karl Gruber wants you to remember that your body is like a motor and your nutrition is the fuel. Without the proper fuel, that motor will not run period. So if you have a hard long distance training run or race ahead, choose those foods that have been proven to re-fuel your muscles. Read more

How to Taper Properly and Why it Matters

by Karl Gruber
Coach Karl Gruber knows you want to hammer out those miles during training, but don't forget to respect your body's need to heal, recover and regenerate. Learning how to taper during the final weeks and days of your training is extremely important so you can do your best come race day! Read more

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

Register for the Marathon

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Interested in joining in on the fun? Register for the Pittsburgh Marathon today!