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August 7th

Friday, August 07, 2009

Ran 9.5 last night...well actually 9.45

the spilts were

not bad and I'm fairly ok with the time it took me to finish. The blister problem that I have been bothered by is still with me. Around 6 miles I started to feel them. It wasn't horrible untile I got home and took my shoes off. One toe is now bruised and very tender but my toes are full of blisters. I have bought new socks...double layered socks for blister PREVENTION! body gilde stuff, band-aides. I dont know what else to do. Anyting under 5 my toes are fine, once I start pushing 6+ then thats when I start having the blister issues. I'm off to Walmart to buy more band-aides...Rich said last night we need to buy stock in the company! I've gone thru almost 2 boxes of band-aides.

ANy input from my sp friends would be greatly appreciated!!

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    Three thoughts:
    1) any possibility you could get fitted for new shoes? You've got the right socks.
    2) any possibility you could run 5 miles or under until the blisters heal? They might not come back again if given a chance to heal.
    3) I used to use something called moleskin on the back of my heel when I got a blister from running. I don't know if there is a way you could get it to stay on your toes and run with it, but it worked perfectly on the back of my heel.

    Don't know if any of these ideas will help.

    Great job on your running!!!!
    4262 days ago
    I am NOT a runner and don't have a problem with blisters, but my husband is a Marine and has had more than his fair share of blisters. I didn't hear you say anything about moleskin (but I've seen others comment on your blog about it), so I thought I'd mention it.

    Now, if you don't know about it, you can buy moleskin at Wal-Mart and it's a thick, self-adhesive pad that can be cut to the right size and applied directly to your feet. If you know where you usually develop blisters, you can use it as a preventative. Place the moleskin in your usual tender spots and then run. If you've already got blisters, you can apply it to those areas to avoid further rubbing and speed healing. You might want to give it a try. I know it has really helped my husband over the years.
    4265 days ago
    I hate running with blisters, but good job for pushing through it!
    4265 days ago
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