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

How to Taper Properly and Why it Matters

by Karl Gruber
Coach Karl Gruber knows you want to hammer out those miles during training, but don't forget to respect your body's need to heal, recover and regenerate. Learning how to taper during the final weeks and days of your training is extremely important so you can do your best come race day! Read more

Go the Distance with the FedEx Ground Pittsburgh Marathon Relay

by FedEx Ground
A lot runners will tell you the reason they love running is because they can do it solo and find motivation from within. However, running can become an exciting team sport when you participate as part of a group! Learn all about it as Team Where's Marco shares their race journey! Read more

Five Tips for Meal Planning During Race Training

by Joannah Konecny, NuGo Nutrition Nutritionist
Planning out your meals and nutrition strategies may be just as important as planning out your training schedule in preparation for race day! Viewing your nutrition habits as a lifestyle, rather than as a training diet, will help you establish sustainable nutrition practices. Read more

Smart Hydration for Your Marathon

by Karl Gruber
If there is a running-related topic that leads to much confusion and misconception, it's how to correctly hydrate your body. Coach Karl Gruber knows wants you to know that hydration is relative to the distance and time you are running, as well as your overall effort, gender and fitness level. Read more

Yoga, Gym Workouts and Other Cross Training to Help Your Running

by Armando Martinez
Don't just look at across training day in your training plan as a rest day. Official Blogger Armando Martinez says visit the local gym or swimming pool, and there's also plenty of stuff you can do at home. When you cross the finish line, all that time spent on cross training will be worth it! Read more

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