The right running shoes can make all the difference in preventing injuries and maximizing performance during a marathon. Wearing shoes that are too old or worn out can lead to discomfort, blisters, and even more serious injuries. It's important to choose shoes that fit well, provide adequate support and cushioning, and match your running style and foot type. As a general rule, it's recommended to replace your running shoes every 300-500 miles or every 6-8 months, whichever comes first, to ensure they continue to provide the necessary support and protection.
Importance of massages
Cardio when injured
Strains and sprains
In the context of a marathon, blister plasters can be particularly helpful for runners who are experiencing foot blisters due to the prolonged friction and pressure of running. They can be applied before the race to prevent blisters from forming, or after the race to protect existing blisters and promote faster healing.
These are made from fabric or waterproof plastic and can be applied to small cuts and grazes. Gel plasters can be used to protect blisters.
Types of adhesive dressings or plasters include:
- clear plasters
- blue catering plasters
- gel blister plasters