/ How to toughen my feet
I have figured I just need to toughen up the skin on my feet. Any suggestions on how to do this?
I've always punctured the blister with a pin hole, drained the fluid, then left to heal maybe with a plaster or compeed. This seems to help develop calluses if the blisters have been allowed to go too far and create pain. I've never tried to preempt them.
Hope thats some help
spend as much time as possible with shoes and socks off
> spend as much time as possible with shoes and socks off
Ditto. Works wonders, just don't let anyone see you ;)
It cracks and gives sores.
I just ran 100km and had one blister. Just vaseline feet.. where correct fitting shoes and socks.
100 km, holy crap! I've never run more than 13 miles.
Never thought of using vaseline on my feet, I do use it to stop my thighs chaffing.
Walking round barefoot now, reminds me of when I practised karate many years ago, I used to take the skin off my feet every week being barefoot, then they hardened up and it stopped happening.
Prevention being better than cure I suggest using tough zinc-oxide tape to cover the area before running. If you have a particularly long route planned then I suggest putting the tape on the night before so that it "sets" properly and doesnt peel off. Strappal tape works for me.
or this stuff
and you can still try out the other stuff as well.
Is zinc-oxide tape different to climbing tape?
Got a bit cold during a couple of the South Wales Winter League races with snow on the tops though...
Oh dear god those pictures! I was just eating.
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