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Training Tips: Tapping Into Your Running Potential

by Karl Gruber
The one aspect coach Karl Gruber truly loves to witness in each runner is how and when they finally tap into their potential to become a better runner - a great runner they didn't know existed within them, waiting to be released. Read more

Two-Time Champion Clara Santucci Makes Her Triumphant Return

by DICK'S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon
The Doddridge County, West Virginia native won her second straight DICK'S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon in 2015. Now, on the 10th Anniversary of the race returning to the city, the hometown favorite is going for her third victory in as many tries. Read more
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Training Tips: Yasso 800s

by Karl Gruber
While running 52 marathons in 52 weeks in 1996-1997, coach Karl Gruber had the great privilege of getting to know one of the most high profile running personalities in America - Bart Yasso - and learning about the Yasso 800 workout that reliably predicts what your marathon time will be. Read more

Test Your Nutrition Plan

by Nick Fischer
At this point in your training period, your general nutrition strategy should be on point. You may even have some pre, during and post-workout nutrition preferences. Now is time to test it all out so you'll be good to go come race day. Read more

What Happens When Training Strays Off Schedule

by Heather Brown
Official Blogger Heather Brown knows training won't go perfectly. Things happen. Appointments come up. She wants to talk about what happens when training strays off schedule and how to get back to it. Read more

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