It hurts, its red and it covers from my ankles down!
dear anyone. Having a bit of a mare training for 100km in that my feet come out in red hives when doing anything over 12 miles. I do wear very lightweight boots and have tried a variety of socks but nothing seems to help. I am now doing over this every weekend and having real difficulties. My event is on 25th/26th May london2brighton, any advice? Socks with wool, without wool etc?! I have spent a bomb on socks but can not seem to find any that do not cause the rash etc...any advice would be greatly received!
Hmm have you tried other footwear? I'd probably try swapping your boots out for some different trainers and just wash your socks on a hot cycle with no detergent (2 different runs so you control the experiment).
I suppose it is possible you are allergic to your own sweat (or something else) - have you tried taking anti-histimines before the run? I load up before running in the park in summer, grass/insects etc give me rashes over all my legs if I don't.
Lokking at one of your other threads- wouldn't it be worth trying a lighter trail shoe? It could easily be due to overheating/ sweat- hopefully it willl be a lot warmer by the time we get into late may, so trying a lighter shoe seems sensible.( Please note- I have no idea what the underfoot conditions will be like, so if this is just a daft iea, sorry)
Is it a heat rash perhaps?
try lighter shoes and thinner socks?
Visit the official Runner's World page
Follow Runner's World on Twitter
Other Natmag-Rodale Sites
Run For Charity
About Runner's World
Runner's World is a publication of Hearst Magazines UK which is the trading name of The National Magazine Company Ltd, 72 Broadwick Street, London, W1F 9EP. Registered in England 112955. All rights reserved.
Website powered by: Immediate Media Company Ltd. | © Runner's World 2002-2013 |