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,…
  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…

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…

Week 11 - Coach's Letter

Tuesday, 14 April 2015 12:00 AM Written by
Congratulations on making it to the taper period everyone! The next two weeks will be a breeze, and before you know it you'll be blowing past the finish line on May 3rd. It's important to relax and recover during this time, while still getting decent workouts in to keep your…

Week 11 - The Workouts

Tuesday, 14 April 2015 12:00 AM Written by
            It's taper time!!! Even though this means different things for runners of different experience and fitness levels, it's still one of the most exciting times of training. At this juncture, we start to scale back our mileage and let our bodies recover and recuperate from…
  ROSEMARY CAPER TUNA SALAD PG tested  A rich source of protein and healthful fats, fish is good for you. But it can be expensive, and tricky to prepare if you don’t cook it frequently. Canned fish, especially tuna, is a great option for runners (and everyone else) because it…
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