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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

How to Overcome a Bad Run

by Karl Gruber
Coach Karl Gruber knows many factors can contribute to a bad run, including poor sleep, not enough recuperation time between runs, poor hydration and nutrition, mental and/or physical stress, and lack of motivation. But there are steps you can take to minimize those bad runs! Read more

Spoken and Unspoken Race Day Rules

by Karl Gruber
Coach Karl Gruber knows this topic is sure to get many a runner's blood boiling, especially veteran runners. But it is a very good idea to review some of the spoken and unspoken rules and etiquette to follow before any race, especially if you are new to running. Read more

Workouts to Enhance Your Marathon Training

by Karl Gruber
Marathon training certainly can be a life changing experience, but coach Karl Gruber knows it can also be boring if you're running the same routes week in and week out, especially if you always run the same pace. Check out his tips on how you can put some zip, energy and fun into your training. Read more

Your Personal Story and Journey to the Marathon

by Karl Gruber
All marathon runners have their own story, but it is running the marathon when these different journeys lead to the common experience of overcoming the seemingly impossible feat of running 26.2 miles non-stop. To coach Karl Gruber, that is a beautiful thing! Read more

Register for the Marathon

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