107 Days Until the 2010 Pittsburgh Marathon

Pittsburgh Marathon Oasis
Image by greghauenstein via Flickr

So last May – you had a good time watching the marathon and you thought maybe next year I will run the Pittsburgh marathon.  Well this can be your year to litterally run around Pittsburgh.  With the 2010 Pittsburgh Marathon a short 107 days away – time to start training.

This Saturday, January 16, 2010 is the first of the UPMC Marathon Training Seminars.

Getting Started, Marathon Training and Preparation

January 16, 2010 – 10 am

UPMC Montefiore, 3459 Fifth Avenue,Pittsburgh, PA 15213, LHAS Auditorium, 7 Main

  • Welcome – Patrice Matamoros, Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon Race Director
  • Training for Your First Marathon – Abe Friedman, MD, UPMC Shadyside Hospital
  • Eating 101: A Primer on Fueling for a Marathon – Leslie Bonci, MPH, Director UPMC Sports Nutrition, UPMC Sports Medicine
  • Developing a Mental Map – Aimee Kimball, Director Mental Training,UPMC Sports Medicine

Looking for more inspiration and support in getting ready for the race – check out the new website TrainforaRace.com from the folks behind Pickupalooza.com (a great online site for finding pick up games in your neighborhood). Check out TrainForARace.com to find more training events.

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