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Training Smart and Safe: A Conversation with a Guardian Security Monitoring Supervisor

by Guardian Protection Services
Guardian offered to sponsor employees interested in participating in any Pittsburgh Marathon event this year. When we found out one of our runners was a supervisor at our Pittsburgh monitoring station, we just had to catch up with him. That supervisor is none other than Brad Lotis. Read more

A Guide to Race Day Nutrition and Hydration

by DICK'S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon
The big day is almost here! But before you earn the title Runner of Steel in a little more than one month, there's still plenty to be done if you want to perform your best on race day. Have you figured out how you will fuel yourself before and during the race, as well as recover afterwards? 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

Five Running Myths Debunked

by Courtney Poullas
Now that you are knee-deep into spring race training, Official Blogger Courtney Poullas knows you've probably read a lot about running and have received a lot of training advice. With so much information floating around, you're bound to get confused! Follow along as she debunks five running myths. Read more

Meet the Elites: Katy Jermann

by Katy Jermann
Running isn't a solo sport for Team USA Minnesota pro runner Katy Jermann. She and her husband Tyler have observed that everything they give to the running community comes back to them in an even more powerful way. It's the running community that gives life meaning and makes training purposeful. Read more

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