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Readers Respond: Top Marathon Training Tips

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Updated September 03, 2009

What marathon training tips and advice do you have for other walkers? What lessons have you learned for effective marathon training? What shoes and socks worked best for you? How did you prevent blisters? What sports drinks and energy snacks worked best? How did you manage to put in long training days? Did you train with friends, a training group, or solo?

Marathon Training Tip - feet

Check the soles of your socks. If the padding is wearing thin. get new socks as the nylon or polyester thread used to strengthen knitting is very harsh and can cause blisters on the bottom of your feet. Do nothing new on race day, including wearing brand new socks. Wewar them on a couple of walks and put them through the wash so you know they are right for your main event.
—phylx

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