So You Want To Ride The MS 150

Sunday, 24 May 2015 08:40 AM Written by
  Make The Next 8 Weeks Count! Whether you are an indoor only rider or an avid outdoor cyclist, we are going to take you on an 8 week training plan that will produce that elusive "next level" of riding.  There are 8 weeks until the Keystone Country Ride and…

6 Secrets to Making 60 the new 40:

Monday, 11 May 2015 12:00 AM Written by
  Have you ever said "My life is crazy right now, but as soon as it settles down, I'm going to get back in shape."  If you have, welcome to the club - the HID club "Humans In Denial".  If you live in the USA, you're life may just go…

Will 60 Be The New 40 For You?

Sunday, 03 May 2015 12:00 AM Written by
I am writing this post just hours after the Pittsburgh Marathon has concluded. It was a special day for me as it was both my 60th birthday, and I had about 10 friends and family running in the event. While not a contestant myself, I probably ran at least 10K…

Final Thoughts From Our Coach

Saturday, 02 May 2015 10:48 PM Written by
Throughout your training for this marathon, chances are good you've had at least one life-affirming run. It's the one workout that puts everything back into perspective, and lets you know you're on the right track. Your head is a scattered mess to begin, but everything makes sense by the end.…
  FUSILLI WITH BROCCOLINI, CHICKEN AND PECORINO PG tested You did it! The Pittsburgh half and full marathons are this Sunday, May 3, and after so many months of training, it’s time to relax and enjoy the moment.  Runners love tradition as much as they do routine, and for many,…

The Taper Week - Recovery At Its Best

Monday, 27 April 2015 12:00 AM Written by
If recovery was hard for you, tapering may be even more grueling.  Remember, we started this process from a big deficit (if you've been following these posts specifically) and we designed our cross training to be more like a re-start for those wanting to take a stab at a run,…
  CRISPY BLACK BEAN QUINOA BURRITOS PG tested   It’s been a long training season, hasn’t it? But less than two weeks now until race day, Pittsburgh Runners of Steel, and the culmination of all your hard work. Though you’re now tapering, your body still needs fuel to recover and…

Final Training Week Before You Taper

Monday, 20 April 2015 12:00 AM Written by
This past weekend or today should have started your 2nd of two hard weeks if you've been following our shortened Marathon prep training program.  If you went as hard as prescribed last week, you probably are not looking forward to this week.  That stands to reason, but it is these…
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