July 4, 2019

Right Size. Right Fit.

In a previous post we mentioned the need to be prepared. The same is true when it comes to your feet.

Are you experiencing problems with skin chafing or blisters? If so, you may want to consider the following:

•    If blisters on your feet are the problem, make sure your running shoes fit properly.  Shoes that are too tight or too loose can cause increased friction, which can lead to blisters. Consider wearing socks made of synthetic material, which can help wick moisture away from  your skin. 

•    A product such as Body Glide, when applied before a run to areas that are prone to chafing or blisters, can help reduce friction which can lead to skin irritation. 

Your feet will thank you!

Now, time for your three runs this week.

•    Begin with a brisk 5 minute walk, then 3 minutes of running, 1 ½ minutes of walking, 5 minutes of running, 2 ½ minutes of walking, 3 minutes of running, 1 ½ minutes of walking, and finish with 5 minutes of running.