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Training Tips: Why You Should Run a Few Practice Races

by Karl Gruber
One of the key elements in my long distance training programs is to replace some of the longer weekend training runs with a race of similar distance. Doing some build-up races will more than likely help you feel better during the race and recover better after running 13.1 or 26.2 miles. Read more

Run for a Reason: Melinda's Story

by Jordan Olander
Melinda and her sister initially decided to run the UPMC Health Plan Pittsburgh Half-Marathon as a bonding experience. While signing up, however, Melinda saw that she could Run for 412 Food Rescue and jumped at the opportunity to do something she loved for an organization she loves. Read more

Training Tips: Setting Realistic Goals

by Karl Gruber
Whether you are a new or experienced runner, I want you to realize that all runners need to set realistic goals for their training and racing. With this thought in mind, I’d like to refer you to an excellent self-assessment checklist for any runner. Read more

It’s Okay to Walk

by Chelsea Prior
If you’re thinking about signing up for your first race ever or maybe trying out your first double-digit mile race, don’t be afraid to walk. It’s truly okay to walk! Read more

Training Tips: How to Fit Training into Your Busy Schedule

by Karl Gruber
Whatever your schedule, the bottom line is that you have to make running a priority that you absolutely need to fit in somewhere in your day. Much of how your training plays out will also depend on your passion or how important it is to you. Read more

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