Pittsburgh Marathon Blog

Pittsburgh Marathon Blog

Check out the Pittsburgh Marathon blog for updates on the race, training tips, entertainment information and more!

Marathon Training Week 12: The Importance of Cross-training for Runners

by Karl Gruber
One of the last things some runners want to hear is that they need to cross-train. However the merits of developing and maintaining a stronger, more balanced body are something that can most definitely keep you going in the long run. Read more

Kayla Frattini Takes on the Steel Challenge for Two Charites

by Karen Price
Kayla Frattini will run the UPMC Health Plan/UPMC Sports Medicine Pittsburgh 5K Run for Casey's Clubhouse. Then the next day, she will run the UPMC Health Plan Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Half Marathon for Team PHenomenal Hope. Read more

A Different Kind of PR for the DICK'S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon Weekend

by Lauren Bailey
The personal record or PR is, to many runners, the Holy Grail of racing. Itís usually a time goal and so many of us meticulously chart our paces. But what if there's another type of PR to shoot for? Read more

Two Races, Three Medals - It's All About The Bling!

by PGH Marathon
Now in it's third year, the STEEL CHALLENGE awards a BONUS medal to anyone up for the challenge of running the UPMC Helath Plan/UPMC Sports Medicine Pittsburgh 5K Run on Saturday, May 6 and any of the races on Sunday, May 7 of the DICK'S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon. Read more

Marathon Training Week 11: Your To-do List Before the Long Run

by Karl Gruber
Don't get caught in the middle of a run having issues! Use this to-do list to take care of the practical, simple things before you start. There is nothing worse than being stuck on a run with a problem, and knowing there is nowhere to stop for another 5 or 6 miles. Read more

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