Marathon advice from Runner's World experts
Sean Downey, gear editor, says: Race day isnt the time to try any new gear, just stick with what youve been training in and whats comfortable. The weather in the Boston area can be unpredictable in April, so cover your bases by packing two shirtsa long sleeve and a short sleeveas well as gloves and a hat. You can always remove extra items midrun. It will be cool at the start, but youll heat up once you start running. To stay warm before the race, bundle up in old clothes that you wont mind throwing off after the first few miles. Finally, be sure to apply body glide liberally to keep chafing to a minimum. And guys, dont forget to tape up those nipples.