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Why the Running Community is So Special

by Karl Gruber
Coach Karl Gruber knows the world-wide running community is incredibly special and unique. It really does not matter if you are an 11-minute miler or five-minute miler; all are welcome with open arms! You'll not only get the most amazing support system but maybe new friends for life! Read more

Improve Your Mental Endurance for Running with These Tips

by UPMC Sports Medicine
Did you know that running and mental endurance also go hand in hand? Mental toughness for running can be just as essential as physical strength when it comes to long-distance runs. Here are some suggestions that will get you closer to the finish line. Read more

How to Dress Properly for Different Types of Weather

by Karl Gruber
Coach Karl Gruber doesn't know exactly what to wear in every weather situation. Still, he does have a very good idea of what apparel does and does not work for all the different weather scenarios you will encounter. Check out his tips before you head out on your next run! Read more

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

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