>Gears and Wears>*happy dance* (aka the solution for a blistered or raw achilles area)
Needs more cowbell!
Kirsten - aka "Auntie Kirsten"
• 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1
• 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)
blister pad + big foam bandage + duct tape + Dr. Scholl's Dynastep insert =
Roads were made for journeys...
a headache every time you try to run!
Good luck, Kirsten. I hope this works for you!
Abs of Flabs
I'm also going to tie my shoes even tighter. Even though they feel a bit uncomfortably snug when I first put them on, by the end of a run they are a little looser than need be, I think. I'm sure that doesn't help with the heel movement, any.
Just a note, be careful lacing them up TOO tight. I was lacing my shoes too tight (just liked that snug feel, I guess) for a while and I ended up giving myself a little inflammation of the tendons on the top of my foot! (Pretty stupid huh? ) I wouldn't even mention it, I'm sure you doing fine, but I had to open my big mouth so that perhaps someone, somewhere, might benefit from my really really dumb mistake!
How long did it take before you started having problems?
Do you do the tie thing where you put the lace on the same side through the 2nd to last, then the last hole, then cross them & run them through the lace "bridge" on the other side. Then when you tie, you can wiggle them back & forth & it snugs the heel?? aka, the runner's knot??
That is the method I've always used for heel slippage. I noticed today when zoom-zoom/Kirsten & I were running, her's are laced like that too.
I think her one foot is, as she said, a prince's ass. The last pair of shoes she had, it was the only one that blistered too. I don't know if it is going to make a difference if she gets new shoes, that foot will just find a new place to blister.
Hey, another thing I learned, at a shoe clinic last year, regards that very top shoelace hole in most running shoes (you know the one? There are two there, side by side, one on the inside and one outside/farther back). At this clinic, there was a running shoe store owner who was very knowledgeable about shoe fit and there was also a MD who specialized in running related injuries. Both agreed that the last shoelace hole (the one farther outside) is completely useless! I'd already come to that conclusion for my own lacing preference, but it was interesting to hear these 'experts' say it's true in general... They voiced concerns that people might use those holes and put excess pressure on their ankle/tendons. Too each their own, of course, but I thought this was good advice.