After the new year, people across the country take a breath from the chaos of the holidays to reevaluate their healthy habits, whether it’s choosing to meal prep over turning to Seamless, learning how to be less wasteful or just hitting the gym a few times more frequently.
For many people though, 2019 is the year they finally run their first ever marathon. If you’ve decided to make the commitment and run your first marathon this year, you’re in good company — about 60 million Americans participated in running, jogging and trail running in 2017. That’s a lot of people hitting the pavement for all kinds of reasons, from health and fitness to stress relief.
By choosing to run a marathon, you’re committing to much more than 26.2 miles in one go. There’s also the many miles you’ll cover during training. If you want to avoid injury, you have to know how long it takes to train for a marathon, build the right training schedule and know what exactly you need to train for a marathon, because that old pair of Chuck Taylors certainly won’t do.
To help you get over that finish line this year, we spoke with a handful of long-time runners about their favorite running shoes for marathons. Read on for a practical list of marathon-worthy sneakers from some experienced runners.
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New Balance Fresh Foam Zante
Newton Running Distance
New Balance 880v8
Nike Epic React Flyknit
Innov-8 Trailroc 285
Adidas Supernova Glide
Adidas Running adiZero Boston