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Getting Up to Speed

by Karl Gruber
To coach Karl Gruber, "getting up to speed" means training correctly and putting in the necessary effort and workouts to allow you to run your best when racing 26.2 or 13.1 miles. Here he shares a few high intensity workouts to add to your training program to help you improve your speed. Read more

Finding Your Pace

by Karl Gruber
One of the hardest thing for new half and full marathoners is to hold themselves back when it comes time to go on a training run. After a few weeks of training, coach Karl Gruber says you should have an idea of what you are capable of speed-wise and can then set a time goal for your race. Read more

Goal Setting For Your Next Marathon or Half Marathon

by Karl Gruber
Late fall and winter can be a tough time to run. Those bleak, cold, rainy and snowy days just don't seem inviting to go outside for a run. That is why coach Karl Gruber says now is the perfect time to choose your full or half marathon for the upcoming spring. Read more

What's Next?

by Karl Gruber
You did it! You successfully trained for weeks, even months, to run a half or full marathon. Now, what's next? Coach Karl Gruber knows that once you've tasted success crossing the finish line, your appetite for racing or another running challenge may not yet be satisfied. Read more

Why the Half or Full Marathon?

by Karl Gruber
Having been a part of the marathon running community for so long - and continuously writing about running a half or full marathon - got coach Karl Gruber thinking, questioning really. Why these particular distances? What exactly is it that draws people to run nonstop for 13.1 or 26.2 miles? Read more

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