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Training Tips

Training Tips: Runner Burnout

by Karl Gruber
Coach Karl Gruber would be lying if he said that he has never suffered from runner burnout. But even in periods of burnout, he wants you to continue running to enjoy the physical and mental benefits of running. Read more

Training Tips: Training with a Heart Rate Monitor

by Karl Gruber
A heart rate monitor is a wonderful tool to learn how to utilize your heart's effort to become a better runner and stay healthy. According to coach Karl Gruber, it is one of the best things you can do for your running next to a water bottle and good running shoes. Read more

Progressive Training: The Smart Way to Run

by Karl Gruber
It is good to have a training program that resonates with you and allows you to progressively build up your body and running abilities over a fairly long period of time. Come race day, you'll be ready to put the hammer down and go get your much deserved finisher's medal. Read more

Man's Best Workout Buddy

by DICK'S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon
Dogs aren't just your best friend; they could also be the ultimate exercise partner. Think about it. Dogs are always eager to spend time with their favorite human. They have plenty of energy to burn. And you will likely be less tempted to skip a training session if they look forward to your runs. Read more

Virtual Marathon: Envisioning the Race

by Karl Gruber
In a previous installment, coach Karl Gruber ran through a virtual half marathon to help you discover what you are likely to experience and feel during your race. This time around, he wants to run a full marathon together to give you a sense of what it's like to go 26.2 miles without stopping. Read more

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