Running Gear for Marathon Training

WRITTEN BY: Sports Medicine
Sunday, February 7th, 2016

When training for a marathon, you’ve got to have the right gear. Especially here in Pittsburgh, where our hometown marathon is in the spring, the right running gear for training through the winter is essential. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered (pun intended!)

Here you’ll learn:

  • Layering techniques for running outdoors in the cold
  • How to find the right shoes for running
  • Tips on the best gear for long distance running
  • Compression gear and its benefits for athletes


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