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Marathon Training In Adverse Weather

by Karl Gruber
One of the key things you will learn have to learn to deal with is training in adverse weather conditions. Whether you are training in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil or Pittsburgh, coach Karl Gruber knows learning how to run in "bad" weather during your training can be a lifesaver for you come race day! Read more

Does Age Matter in the Marathon?

by Karl Gruber
Coach Karl Gruber finds senior citizens are more likely to believe that running a full marathon is simply not an option for them. Fortunately, more older runners are instead adopting a youthful "can do" attitude and proving you can successfully run 13.1 or 26.2 miles at any age! Read more

The Training and Making of a Marathoner

by Karl Gruber
If you have just registered for your first full or half marathon, then get ready for a new, active, healthy and calorie-burning lifestyle! Coach Karl Gruber wants to review what you have to look forward to in the coming weeks as you MOVE toward race day. Read more

Your Life and the Marathon: Finding Balance

by Karl Gruber
While you don't have to commit to running 100 miles a week, unless you're an elite athlete of course, coach Karl Gruber knows training for a half or full marathon means that you need to figure out how to make it work so you can maintain a good run-life balance. Read more

Marathon Basics: Training, Gear and More

by Karl Gruber
Whether an experienced or new runner, you should review the basic tenets of running long distances before you take your first step. Follow along as Coach Karl Gruber reviews basic training principles, running gear basics and basic goal setting to help you prepare for your training season. Read more

Register for the Marathon

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Interested in joining in on the fun? Register for the Pittsburgh Marathon today!