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25 mile bike follow by a three mile run. still tired from yesterday's hot 15 miler.
I jammed my toes on the the wooden stairs in the garage last night and I got a blood blister covering the end of one toe. I popped it to release the pressure and then soaked it in hydrogen peroxide. Was that bad? I can never remember which ones to leave alone. I'm getting this weird pressure point just under my ankle bone on the inside of my leg foot. Both my running shoes and my bike are rubbing there. It even blistered and bled today. I'm not wearing new shoes in fact they are a style I wear consistently so I can't figure out why all of the sudden there's all this rubbing. Any ideas?
I finally got access to the splints for the race last weekend and I'm quite pleased and feel a little bit more ready for my next race, except for the fact that this next race draws a lot more tough competetion. My goal is to beat my time from last year. There will be a lot of fast girls including some elites. It should be an exciting day.
How's your rehabbing going Jay?
Hey Jen, for what it's worth, my buddy is a medic and says that hydrogen peroxide is so powerful that it kills 'good' bacteria and slows down the heeling process. He thinks hot soapy water is better. Wear some sandals int he meantime to let air to it so it hardens up. I'm not sure why you are all of a sudden getting hot spots unless your legs are fatigued and your changing your stride mechanics or something... not sure what to tell you. But, you can try body glide in the problem areas to keep friction minimized or take a look at the injinji socks that have kept me from any blisters since I switched.
Congrats on the good news with your splits--keep it up the great work!
How's your rehabbing going Jay?
It's coming along as usual. I've done two days on the elliptical and it is starting to feel better. I'm going to be on the elliptical again tomorrow and then I'll need to see how I feel in the afternoon before I decide what to do Friday. I want to run again, but I certainly don't want to make things worse or drag out the healing process even longer. I'm going to see an orthopedist on Monday afternoon.
As for your blisters, I agree with Toby's recommendation of Body Glide. I bought a few pairs of the Injinji socks and haven't been all that impressed, but my blisters don't usually involve my toes.
When's your next race?
Good luck and happy running!
Thank you guys. The thing that is strange is where the one blister is located, it's directly below my anke bone and it's almost like my shoes are rubbing on a nerve that is all of the sudden more prominent there. It may be just due to the greater mileage without socks. Who knows...As for the blood blister, I got that walking up my stairs in a pair of dressy, open-toed clogs and just plain being clumsy, so I'm not too worried. The pain went away within the first few minutes of running on it today and it already feels better now that it has been drained. Thankfully, I'm usually one of the few people that rarely gets blisters, I can wear almost any pair of shoes and be fine, and my clothes never chaffe. I'm sure this too will resolve quickly.
Jay, have you ever tried a foam roller? I wouldn't be surprised if you have some restriction up higher, maybe in your hips or something that is affecting your stride, thereby bothering your calf...or even if it's just in your calf the foam roller thing would still help or a golf ball or a frozen can or something to help relieve some of that restriction. Let us know what the doctor says.
My next race is on the 26th and I'm excited for it but I also have a race on the 9th and the 16th. The race on the 16th is what I would consider my #1 priority for this summer and hopefully I will peak at the right time for it. So far, so good. I'm going for a bit of a cram session for distance and strength on my bike this week and then I should have a good few weeks available for bike speed. And of course I'll throw in some long runs and some tempos for good measure! I'm having fun and the planning is exciting.