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North Face Lightweight Running SockThere are many advantages to marathon training. Some run for weight loss. Others run for that sense of self-accomplishment or for the benefits of being that little bit healthier. But these all come at a cost; the state of your feet.

Nothing will prepare you for the first time you lose a toenail because you forgot to trim them before a long run. Or for the number of blisters your feet can accumulate in an hour. I actually can not get rid of one of my blisters, which I now affectionately refer to as the ‘grape’. Apologies to those who are eating while reading this.

There are three ways to combat blisters.

  1. Run so hard and so often that your feet callous up to the texture of sand paper.
  2. Buy a big pack of sterilised needles and get popping.
  3. Wear the correct socks for you.

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