Cross The Finish Line With These Marathon Tips And Tricks

Have you ever considered running a marathon? Have you already endured your way through one 26.2 mile trek and now you want to improve your time? Running a marathon is one of the hardest physical activities a person can do. Every year we marvel at the determination it takes others to finish the Boston Marathon or the London Marathon. Making the choice to step into the fold and pin a number to your shirt, however, is another adventure altogether. Here are some tips and tricks to get into the best shape of your life and run the best marathon you can!

Take Care Of Your Feet

marathon shoes are important
Sandy Huffaker/Corbis via Getty Images
Sandy Huffaker/Corbis via Getty Images

One of, if not the most, important aspect of running a marathon is selecting the right footwear. Lightweight socks and shoes are considered the best, although you want to give whatever you’re going to wear a test run first to be sure it’s right for you.

Once you’ve picked out your shoes and socks, run on them for a few miles — at least ten, if you can. At that point you should know how they fit your feet and whether they’ll give you blisters or not halfway through the race. If the shoes don’t feel right, get another pair.