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

Join Us in Giving Back on Nov. 27

by DICK'S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon
#GivingTuesday was founded in 2012 on a simple idea - to give back - and one of the best ways to do that is in your own community. On Nov. 27, we encourage you to join the movement and give back to the Pittsburgh community through the Run for a Reason Charity Program presented by Bank of America. 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

Take the Corporate Challenge: Becky's Story

by Becky Willis
As co-captain of the Excel4Apps FedEx Ground Corporate Challenge team, Becky wanted to step up her fitness game, shed a few more pounds and earn that PR - and the team at Excel4apps was a huge part of her success in achieving those goals! Read more

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