blisters

For the last 8 years, I've volunteered as one of the medical staff for the Sun Run. Hopefully you won't need us out there, but we'll be there....on bikes, in tents along route, and at the finish line. Hopefully you won't need us! This year, as I've been for the past 3, I'll be at the first medical tent you'll come across, in English Bay near the flagpoles. Be sure to smile and wave as you pass by on your way to the Burrard Bridge. The common occurances I see in this early stage of the race are due mostly to the crowds of people...the chances of tripping over other people or curbs is high when...
The Causes: New or well worn shoes, too tight or too loose, a rough spot in the shoe, socks that are too loose and bunch up, sweaty feet and wet shoes from running through puddles. Here are a few Blister Blasters: 1. Invest in a new pair of micro fiber socks. They work better than cotton or wool. 2. Moisten a bar of soap with water and work it into the tight areas of the shoe. 3. Use Vaseline or Gel to lubricate the toes. 4. Stick low friction ENGO plastic blister prevention patches to friction areas in the shoe. 5. Wet shoes an issue, wear breathable neoprene booties over your socks. 6. Go...