If you're taking on some major mileage and need some new kicks, then make sure you give yourself ample time to break them in. Do this by alternating between your current and new shoes during training.
€175, Nike Flyknit Lunar1+
Waterproof, fitted, wickable, quick-drying and lightweight are everything you need in a jacket. Look for one that has removable sleeves and MP3 pockets that will make it an essential part of your marathon running kit.
€90, Adidas Supernova Delta Jacket
A good pair of socks can provide protection against painful blisters, and now you're signed up for that marathon, you don't want to let blisters stand in the way of your goal.
These Injinji socks isolate each toe to eliminate friction and prevent blisters on the longest of runs.
€19, Injinji Performance 2.0 Trail, available at www.ultramarathonrunningstore.com
4/ RUNNING TIGHTS
Tights are a great way to prevent discomfort from legs rubbing together and can be worn under running shorts to stop chafing. They will also provide additional support for the muscle groups which can be vulnerable during a cold snap or when fatigued.
€89.99, Salomon Momentum II Tight
5/ RUNNING SHIRT
A fitted running shirt that stays put as you run should be on your checklist. This Odlo shirt features minimal seams and a free-move zone, making it super comfortable for your long-distance run.
€44.95, Odlo Seamless Race T-shirt