1. Buy comfortable running shoes
Begin your marathon quest on the right foot – literally – by purchasing a pair of running shoes that don’t pinch, chafe or cause blisters.
“The most important thing is that your shoes are comfortable,” says Ashley Fox, coordinator of the University of Calgary’s marathon training program, and literacy coordinator at the Be Fit For Life Centre.
Break in your shoes during training to ensure that you won’t have any foot problems on race day.