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1 You don;t need sports drinks and isotonic drinks, just use water.

2 Drink when thirsty, but don't overload on liquid.

3 Eat fruit for energy.

4 You don't need extra sugar, you are not climbing Mount Everest!

5 Keep warm. Get breathable clothing if you are getting serious, it pays off as you avoid the chill from sweat.

6 You don't need expensive runners. Find a pair that's comfortable and not too tight.

7 Target five miles per hour, its totally do-able.

8 Put Vaseline on your heels and toes and rub it in well.

9 Use non-friction socks, they prevent blisters.

10 If hill walking, ask permission if you are going over someone's land.