The UPMC Sports Medicine Free Marathon Training Seminar has been rescheduled for Saturday, January 27 at 10 AM. Click here for more details and to RSVP.
Karl Gruber has been a runner for 35+ years, and has logged over 50,000 miles of running. He has completed 78 marathons and 2 Half Iron Man triathlons. In 1996-’97, Gruber successfully ran and completed 52 marathons in 52 weeks to raise money and awareness for leukemia research. He is the author of the book Running For Their Lives, and he continues to run on a daily basis for his health, wellbeing and sanity.
It's clear the mental benefits of running surpasses just the mental aspects, and it also overflows into the physical and even spiritual elements of your life. One could mistake the sport of running as the remedy for all the difficulties and problems in life, and perhaps it is.
What motivates you to keep running and why do you choose to keep running? It's funny for veteran runners like coach Karl Gruber to even contemplate these questions because it simply doesn't cross their minds anymore - they just run.
Obviously, less-than-ideal winter running conditions tend to diminish your desire to leave a warm bed and head out the door into the cold. So why not adopt an attitude that will do just that - get you out the door for your run.
We all already have far too many do's and don'tsÃ‚Â in every aspect of our life, so as I set out to write about them in regards to running, it was with a bit of trepidation. However, these do's and don'ts are the type that will help you to run better and enjoy the experience of your next race.