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Pittsburgh Marathon Blog

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

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

Run, Eat, Burgh: Where to Train, Fuel Up and Celebrate in Pittsburgh

by Deanna Tomaselli
Race Weekend is almost here! From the the family-friendly and pet-friendly events to the big enchilada, there will be a ton of action in the 'Burgh all weekend long. Speaking of enchiladas, Official Blogger Deanna knows all the best spots where you can eat, play and more on race weekend. 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

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

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