Hi, thank you so both so much for your advice. I'm taking it all in! Wouldn't have considered using neutral shoes but def worth considering for future. Was back in Run4It on Sunday and they took back my Nike's and I have now got Saucony Omni 11's. They are more of a moderate support shoe and apparently the arch support isnt so severe. Ive been out twice in them and they seem okay! Left foot anyway. Still got blister on right foot but that started with old trainers so really need to let that heal and then see.........Thanks again for your help! cxx
Hi! I've been lurking but decided to come out into the daylight! So exciting to see other people writing about running and thinking 'that's just how I feel'!! I started running in June this year and did a 'couch to 10km' training programme which was great as it built up the distance gradually. I did the Great Scottish 10km Run in Glasgow in September in 1:03:04, so I was chuffed. My goal is to get under the hour! Have been having some problems with new trainers/blisters over the past couple of weeks but am hopefully back on track now! Went out for 4km run tonight and was thinking how lovely it is to be outside when the seasons are changing! Hope I feel the same when it starts snowing! ............
I took up running recently after several years of a break. I was measured for trainers and am a flat footed over pronator. Run4it are being patient with me but I have now had three different brands of supportive shoes - and all give me blisters on my arches after only a couple of km's of running. I have tried blister socks; compeeds, vaseline etc but nothing seems to help. I have read on forums that the right shoes shouldnt give me blisters but my feet seem to be so flat that any arch support seems to irritate them. Any ideas? Run4it did say neautral shoes can be adapted with insoles, has anyone tried that? Any advice would be appreciated as this problem is taking all the fun out of running! Am supposed to be doing Loch Ness 10km next weekend but not sure I will be able to if I dont get this sorted!
I have just started week 8 of C210km I was tired tonight when I got home but I find that putting on my shorts and getting outside is the hardest part, once I'm on the move its fine! you also need a power tune on your playlist!