Free Training Seminar Rescheduled

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

Karl Gruber
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. 

What Are The Benefits Of Running 13.1 Or 26.2 Miles?

by Karl Gruber
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. Read more

Why Do You Run and How Far Do You Want To Go?

by Karl Gruber
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. Read more

Training Tips: Running During the Winter Months

by Karl Gruber
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. Read more

Training Tips: The Importance of Cross Training

by Karl Gruber
It can be a challenge to find the time and life balance to incorporate cross-training into your training schedule, but the rewards of doing so are completely off the charts. Read more

Training Tips: The Do's and Don'ts of Race Day

by Karl Gruber
We all already have far too many do's and don'ts 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. Read more

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