Join a group marathon training group
It is important to participate in a six month program which will tell you how much mileage should be covered every day and week. Fellow runners will also encourage you as the training gets harder, and specially help you complete the long runs. Moreover, it is difficult to lose interest in the 20 mile run with other runners. Furthermore, if you want to train yourself find information online.
Select a flat track
A marathon gets very testing with the addition of hills. When choosing a marathon, assess the elevation chart on the internet. Find another marathon if the track is not flat and different from that on the website.
Wear the right kind of shoes
It is recommended to wear shoes that fit perfectly as they are the main weapon of the runner. Avoid going to discount store to purchase them in order to prevent blisters and damaged toe nails. You should visit a specialty running store where the sales employees have sufficient information on all kinds of shoes. They can tell you if you require a cushioned shoe or one that has extra stability.