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What should you consider when you’re getting kitted out for marathon training

Originally featured in MyDaily on 25 February 2015  What should you consider when you’re getting kitted out for marathon training?   Shoes – proper running shoes are a key staple to your wardrobe, go to a specialist running store to have them test your stride and see what shoe would fit you best Sports bra – make sure it is a snug fit, but not so snug you cannot breath English weather is unpredictable…A top and leggings are a great start to the wardrobe. Top – make sure you like the fit, most people tend to go for a tight fitting top (one that fits without constraining and assures freedom of movement). Breathable, either through clever mesh detailing or fabric...

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Ultra-marathon runner Ann Johansson provides her top tips on how best to prepare for a big race ahead in 8 simple steps

Originally featured in Get The Gloss on 2 March 2015  The prospect of running a marathon is a daunting one – likely to be the longest race you’ve ever run, committing to one involves a good 16 weeks of training, a lot of early starts and probably a number of days where you’ll want to call the whole thing off. However, with the right mindset and enough preparation the road to race day needn’t be as stressful or intimidating as you might think. This week GTG caught up with Swedish/Canadian ultra-marathon runner and founder of activewear range BoomBoom Athletica, Ann Johansson. “Whether you’re new to running, training for your first marathon or are a serious runner who has been at...

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