Pittsburgh Marathon Blog

Pittsburgh Marathon Blog

Check out the Pittsburgh Marathon blog for updates on the race, training tips, entertainment information and more!

Mayor Peduto Proclaims May 5 Running Shoe Day in Pittsburgh

by PGH Marathon
Mayor William Peduto Mayor Peduto is declaring May 5, 2017 as “Running Shoe Day" in Pittsburgh to celebrate the 308,760 miles that will be logged by runners during the DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon weekend of events, May 6-7. Read more

Marathon Training Week 22: Stretching

by Karl Gruber
By now, after weeks and weeks of training, you have encountered multiple days where many of your muscles felt super tight and sore. This is not all that uncommon as you increase your weekly mileage total. As a runner and a coach, I have found that many of the athletes I deal with do little stretchin Read more

Taper Clean with Panera Bread

by Steffany Rubel
Official #GameOnPGH blogger Steffany Rubel shares how you can treat your body right at Panera during taper time. Read more

Marathon Training Week 21: Your Virtual Marathon

by Karl Gruber
Your marathon is not far away and you’ve put in weeks and weeks of hard, dedicated training. Now it's almost time to race! Most athletes are well aware that visualizing their effort before an event works well but this will be especially useful if this is going to be your first race. Read more

The Unspoken Achievement

by Courtney Poullas
Something that seems to go unnoticed by many is what it actually takes to stand in a corral at the start of a long distance race. People love to focus on the race itself, and rightfully so, as it is an achievement. What about the work that went into it, though? Read more

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