Coincidently, I've just ordered some 1000 mile running socks and a different style of nike anti-blister ones to see if they help.. I'll have to see how it goes!
I do put vaseline on and it does help a little but I'd say more only if I was running 20k in one go
I wear compeeds but the problem is when they come off they are tearing my skin off and its making things worse so I'm a little tentative as to when I can use them.
The tip toe thing is something an instructor showed me a few years ago, I have no idea whether its right, but it feels good, just my calves struggle a little after a few days, I'll try more mid-foot. What I have noticed is the New Balance barefoot style shoes encourage me to run tip toe'ish, where as more cushioned I seem to find I end up near heal-striking which I guess I shouldnt
I really have this feeling I'll not be able to use the New Balance shoes/barefoot, I've been trying for 6-8 months with rest/recovery and everytime I go back to these (or even the new nike lunar things) the blisters comes straight back.. really frustrating!
I am down to running about 60km a week (mainly on treadmil, work doesnt give me much chance to get outdoors for long runs as much as I'd love to do it more), which from a fitness perspective is really easy, but I seem to be totally hampered by blisters. I've changed my running shoes about 5 times in as many months but each new shoe brings a new set of blisters in places I've never had before
I'd *like* to think my running style is ok, but Im no expert, I make sure I run tip toe, heels never touch the ground, but heres the main issue...
I've fallen in love with the barefoot/minimalist style running shoes, especially the New Balance Minimus Zero which hands down is the best shoe ive personally run in, I enjoy my runs so much more wearing these, but they ruin my feet with blisters on my toes and worse on the sides of my feet at the front (opposite side to the balls of my feet).. the blisters I get are borderline horrific and have spread lots The shoes fit fine too, there lovely to walk in
When I used to run in more cushioned shoes, I never had this problem, so I'm looking for some advice really from anyones experience Am I doing something wrong, or should I face facts, forget the barefoot shoes and go back to some cushioned shoes... I'm tempted to try the new Adidas Boost shoe things, but when running in cushioned shoes, its not as fun, I dont feel I have as much control over my feet and I find myself being lazy in my running technique.
I have a big bowl of museli for breakfast, that keeps me going until dinner, where I have a bowl of porridge (plain old wholegrain rolled oats) with a banana mixed in, which keeps me going for the rest of the day; at 5pm I'll run/gym to 8pm, then eat again around 8.30pm (chicken, cannellini beans, brocolli, then maybe a bowl of granola).
Thats all I eat all day every day (well Mon-Sat) and that diet gives me so much energy I bounce around... Lukily for me all those things I eat I luv and havent got bored of at all
I'd say porridge early afternoon is the most important meal for me, without that I'd really struggle energy wise!
I run about 60-70km a week at the gym, to stay fit really and because I love to run of course, and once a week (beginning of week) I make sure I run a half marathon distance. Height wise I'm 6ft 4, slim build.
I don't run anything earth shattering for the half, but stay under 1hr 30mins.
The problem is, fitness-wise I'm fine, I dont feel like I'm pushing myself anymore, but the pain in my knees is really annoying, they just feel like I'm doing too much and by the time I've run 22km on a Monday night my knees hurt for the rest of the week. (I only have Sundays off from running.)
I dont feel as though I could push myself anymore doing the half distance unless I stopped the distances I run during the rest of the week and rested, then I guess my knees wouldnt ache so much.
Does anyone have any advice? Am I doing maybe a bit too much for my knees weekly? My running technique is good, fitness is good, god only knows how you full marathon runners cope