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Any distance runners out there?

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by 2glock40s, Mar 27, 2010.

  1. 2glock40s

    2glock40s

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    I'm training for a half-marathon coming up in about a month. So far I've run a 5k and a 10k and a 10 miler coming up this weekend. The half is on April 24. I have gotten a wicked blister on the end of my second toe that has gone under my toe nail. I'm thinking that eventually the toe nail will come off. Should I help it along or just let come off on its own? When it grows back will be like it was before I started running? I apologize to any who are grossed out but I'm curious.
     
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    let it go naturally, less pain and less chance of "complications",

    also it really helps to keep that blister covered, and you can keep running, but a little less intensely than your normal regimen,

    that really sucks you got it this close to your race ..
     

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    Buy some good socks. Thorlos work great for me.
     
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    I've gone to using Wrightsock Coolmesh and DeFeet socks. They've kept blisters down to a dull roar.

    Get the Bandaid blister bandaids, they actually do work. You're going to lose toenails, there's a reason the bumpersticker says, "Toenails are for the weak" :supergrin:

    If the thing sticks out at all, take a needle and pop it then put neosporin into the pocket. I've done that for years and it helps a lot.