try 1000 mile socks or use two layers of thin socks
use compeed blister plasters as soon as you get a hot spot.
that aside radicchio is right, you shouldnt be getting that many blisters! check your sock and shoe fitting - are your shoes big enough for your foot to expand into once they get hot? do your socks have seams in the wrong place?
How did you manage to cut your foot ? You must have baby soft feet.
Those 2 layer socks dont work for me - I prefer just one thinnish sports sock. Never use those horrible thick white ones that JJB & co sell in packs of 3.
As to the marathon - plan backwards. There are plenty of 16 week programs around - so I'd extend that to your race. Plan to do 7 or so 20 mile+ runs. Make sure you're ready to start the plan come the new year - that way you'll have a few weeks spare to allow for illness or injury.
I can't help with blisters, as I think I've only ever had about two since I started running in late 2006. Constant blisters would make me think there is a sock/shoe issue. I've had a few different brands of sock, but normally pay about £10-ish a pair. A local running shop should be able to supply socks, or an online retailer like Wiggle.
For long marathon training runs you need to work out your refueling stategy. That means fluids (water or sports drink) and working out what you need in terms of gels or food. I'm used to running carrying some water so it doesn't bother me at all.
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