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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. 

In The Long Run, It's Worth It!

by Karl Gruber
Almost every runner that has trained for and completed a full marathon has sworn, "I will never do one of these again!" Coach Karl Gruber knows why... RUNNING A MARATHON IS HARD! Still, it's important to remember why you chose a marathon in the first place and the many benefits of running. Read more

Getting Your Mileage In

by Karl Gruber
Coach Karl Gruber has always encouraged runners to get your required training miles in - and maybe even a bit extra - to achieve your desired goal half or full marathon time. It's all about putting in the needed work to achieve the results you want. Read more

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

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