How's the marathon training going? If you're running London, it's time to stock up on kit to help you perform at your best
There are five pieces of kit that anyone training for a marathon should stock up on, according to running gear specialist and MD of SportsShoes.com Brett Bannister.
Brett says, 'When people run, around three to four times their bodyweight is placed on the shoe at a time and that's a lot of pressure over the 26.2 mile marathon course. So it is paramount to get some really good running shoes with the right amount of support and cushioning to suit the level of pronation.
Runners will also find their feet will heat up and swell when running long distances, so choose half a size up from their normal shoe size. Make sure you also choose clothing in moisture-wicking and breathable fabrics to ensure a comfortable run.'
The most popular running shoe at Sportsshoes HQ among marathon runners is the ASICS GT-2160.
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Don't forget to invest in a couple of good sports bras.
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