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5 running essentials you need for a marathon

You need these items more than an activity tracker when you are running a marathon!

Written by Tania Tarafdar | Published : December 13, 2017 3:36 PM IST


Essentials You Need On Every Long Run

Whether you are training for a marathon or just running every day for your workout, you cannot go out for a run without carrying a few essentials. So no matter what, do not head out for a run without these items.


Compression Socks

Compression socks: The compression socks will improve blood flow and support your legs so that you feel as fresh even when you are at 10 miles. As a bonus, they not only wick away your sweat but they are comfortable as they are not too tight. Also Read - US COVID-19 Surge: 114,000 Children Infected In Four Weeks


Pocket First Aid Kit

Pocket first aid kit: If you are running for a few hours, it is always better to be prepared for any injury. You can simply carry a pocket first aid kit that includes everything from band-aids to gauge pads and is easy to carry as it can be attached to your belt.



Sunglasses: It can never be fun to run on those sunny days without a pair of sunglasses. Just pick a pair sleek, durable and comfortable sunglasses that won’t slip off with sweat. An added bonus is that they protect you from UV rays. Also Read - Measles Outbreak: An Imminent Global Threat, Declares WHO


Running Belt

Running belt: When you are out for a long run, you definitely cannot go about without the necessities of your keys, money, phone and water. You can just get a running belt to strap it around your waist. It will not get bulky or move around when you run.


Light Running Shoes

Light running shoes: You definitely cannot do without sneakers that are light-weight and super comfortable and provide plenty of cushioning for your heel and foot. Your shoes should be so light that you won’t even know that you were wearing them at the end of the run.  Also Read - Heart Attack During Workout: 7 Warning Signs You Are Exercising Too Much