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 21: Your Virtual Marathon

by Karl Gruber
Your marathon is not far away and youíve put in weeks and weeks of hard, dedicated training. Now it's almost time to race! Most athletes are well aware that visualizing their effort before an event works well but this will be especially useful if this is going to be your first race. Read more

The Unspoken Achievement

Something that seems to go unnoticed by many is what it actually takes to stand in a corral at the start of a long distance race. People love to focus on the race itself, and rightfully so, as it is an achievement. What about the work that went into it, though? Read more

Marathon Training Week 20: Are strength Training & Distance Running Compatible?

by Karl Gruber
Adding a strength training program to your marathon training will not only increase your performance but also create a fitter, leaner you! Read more

Charity Runner Profile: Joslyne Cook

by Karen Price
Because of her love of the parks and the impact theyíve had on her health and wellness, Joslyne Cook is raising money for the Allegheny County Parks Foundation through the Pittsburgh Marathonís Run for a Reason charity program. The money raised will help go toward work on the North Park Lake Trail. Read more

Marathon Training Week 19: Running Can Save Your Life

by Karl Gruber
Simply having a goal, such as training for and running a marathon, can have positive effects on your health, far beyond what you can see. So, lace up those sneakers and run, literally run, for your life! Read more

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