So today I upped my distance from 16.5k last week to 18k for my HM training. I made the age old mistake however of going off too fast. Great for my new 10k PB but rubbish for my time in the 2nd half.
My original hope was to do the HM in between 2:45 and 3:00 but after recent training I was beginning to think I might just sneak in at around 2:30. Well today's run knocked the 2:30 on the head ... but there are still a few long runs to go before race day 😀
Last week I finished my run and inspected my feet only to find my left big toe suffering from 3 tiny blisters on the outside. So I have been running this week with tape and treatng my feet with extra special kindness. This morning before heading out I did the same, taping around the blistered area which had cleared up.
So you can imagine my surprise when I got home and removed my socks and tape to find that my toe had blistered again in the same place despite the taping that I had done.
My running shoes are getting to their end of life but I don't want to change them just before my race as I had a dreadful time adapting to these ones last year.
Anyone got any tips on how to prevent this from recurring during my long runs again?