Week 2 - Coach's Letter

Tuesday, 20 January 2015 04:10 PM Written by
  During my down time over the summer I sometimes work part-time as a lifeguard. I’ve been doing this off and on over the past few years, and have worked in many different aquatic facilities. In my experience, there are three fundamental commandments inherent in lifeguarding: no food, no bodily…

Week 2 - The Workouts

Tuesday, 20 January 2015 04:15 PM Written by
  During Week Two, we will continue to build on the base from Week One. There is a slight increase in mileage, but the workouts are structured the same way. During these early stages of training it is imperative that the runner take time to rest, stretch and roll. A…
  Endurance Training: Fueling for Sport Traditionally, participation in a marathon or half marathon means you are an elite athlete looking to compete and win. Over the years, more emphasis has been put on recreational activity, which has surged a generous number of people into the sport for reasons aside…

Week 2 - Letter from the Editor

Tuesday, 10 February 2015 12:00 AM Written by
  While writing this week I was thinking about the Quote: “Everything changed the day I understood that if I was to become a runner, I would have to run with the body I had.” John Bingham, The Courace to Start I often tell my daughter that strength is beauty,…

Marathon ready: Oatmeal pancakes

Monday, 09 February 2015 01:00 AM Written by
Oatmeal Pancakes PG tested Pancakes usually top the list when it comes to lubing a runner's anatomical engine. Not only are they easy to digest, but they provide the high carbs your body needs before, and after, a long run.  Plus, they're the perfect vehicle for heart-healthy berries, which add…

Week 1 - Where to Train

Thursday, 05 February 2015 12:00 AM Written by
  Good Thursday morning! Below you will find a comprehensive listing of where to train this week in the Greater Pittsburgh Area. As always, I have selected “A Race to Consider” as well as cross training opportunities. If you have an organization that has activities that you would like listed,…

Week 1 - Welcome From the Editor

Friday, 23 January 2015 10:00 AM Written by
  Good morning and welcome to our Marathon Ready feature that is being offered through a unique combination of print and blog. My name is Joe Stabile (Joey to those that know me) and I will be your Blog Editor and Program Director. I have written this column several times…

Week 1 - Meet Your Coach

Tuesday, 20 January 2015 02:38 PM Written by
  On the morning of January 3rd, I was anxiously pacing around the lobby of my building, brimming with nervous excitement. Every few minutes I’d run to the window or stick my head out of the door, like a dog eagerly awaiting the return of its owner. The air was…
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