You Have Arrived!

Sunday, 03 May 2015 12:00 AM Written by
Blurb: So the race is here and now all that's left to do is run.  If this is the first real running event you've entered, and you're nervous, that's to be expected. You should also be aware that your heart rate may be elevated due to the energy and adrenaline…

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…

Week 11 - Exercising with Asthma

Thursday, 16 April 2015 04:00 AM Written by
 Training With Exercise-Induced Asthma? Here’s What You Should Know…                 If you suffer from exercise-induced bronchoconstriction (EIB) – more commonly referred to as “exercise-induced asthma” – you’re in good company. It’s estimated that anywhere from 7 – 20% of people have some degree of EIB, and this figure rises to…

Week 11 - Modified Carb Loading from our RD

Wednesday, 15 April 2015 11:11 AM Written by
  We are quickly approaching the big day! One of the last areas of focus for this blog is “Peak week” preparation for the race. Carbo-loading is a common practice among runners. I fondly remember pasta parties during high school cross-country season before our weekend invitationals. Though a 5k was…
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