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BlueChampagne Thu 06-Jun-13 12:54:41

Picked up my first running blister last Friday on my long run, which has been treated to a couple of days of compeed and feels better, until my feet start to get hot when running.

So, with Friday coming round again, do I go for another long run? With/without compeed? 10k Race for Life Sunday week so I would like to get another 10k+ run in, but not if it's going to make it masses worse!

TIA

TheAccidentalExhibitionist Thu 06-Jun-13 18:09:58

Yes, compeed before the run, in the same place. Alternatively you could try some rigid strapping tape over the site or some fleecy web. All of these will be available in an average sized chemist.

BlueChampagne Thu 06-Jun-13 19:10:21

Great - as people keep saying, running's addictive! Compeed and run it is.

BlueChampagne Sat 08-Jun-13 22:50:49

Got a blister on my blister, but not your fault TheAccidentalExhibitionist as you only said what I'd have done anyway. And I had a new route to explore - love having a hint of orienteering to my runs. Oh we'll, intensive compeed still next Sun.

TheAccidentalExhibitionist Sun 09-Jun-13 07:48:00

I know it's not my fault BlueChampagne
Next time try the rigid strapping over the top of the compeed? Are your trainers a good fit, are you lacing them correctly?

GingerPCatt Sun 09-Jun-13 07:52:19

Plaster or pad and then duct tape over it. Loads of duct tape. It was the only way with my sweaty blister-prone feet.

TheAccidentalExhibitionist Sun 09-Jun-13 07:56:57

Rigid strapping is medical version of duct tape except its more comfortable to wear.

BlueChampagne Mon 10-Jun-13 13:14:13

Trainers were fitted by running shop and I've been using them for 6 months. Maybe socks were a bit thick when weather suddenly got warm, or maybe they were a bit tight. Hate feeling as if my feet are going to slip around in them though.

Anyway, I have spoken to pharmacist who recommended Opsite waterproof flim dressings (also used on burns). He reckoned it would be OK for next week.

Will keep duct tape/rigid strapping in mind thank you all.

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