marathon training

Training for a marathon can seem like a very daunting task. Less than 1 percent of runners in the United States have completed one, so it is a bucket list item for many people. Running can decrease the risk of diabetes, depression, and heart disease while helping you maintain a healthy weight. If you’re new to running marathons, or recently made a goal to run one, you might be wondering where to start. We’ve compiled several of our best training articles to help you start to get ready for the upcoming DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon or UPMC Health Plan Pittsburgh Half Marathon.

In this article, you’ll learn:

  • How to use cross training to your benefit for marathon prep
  • Marathon prep Q&A with our experts
  • The basics of training for a marathon
  • The importance of dynamic warm-ups and cross training for runners
  • Tips for recovery after you’ve completed your race