It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Exercise & Fitness Message Board

Advice for first 5k race needed..and blisters


Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-16-2005, 12:58 PM   #1
Ding
Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 368
Ding HB User
Advice for first 5k race needed..and blisters

hello, i've put myself in for my first running race, its 5K and its in 10 days. i've been training for it for about 2 months by running gradually increasing distances about 2/3 times a week. (i started off with 1K, then increased it every week. most recently i've been running about 4K at a time).

i wondered if theres anyone here with experience on preparing for races. e.g. how near to the race should I continue training up until? i was thinking that i'll continue running up until maybe the friday (the race is on the sunday), so i'll be rested for the race.

also, i have a problem with blisters on my feet. i keep seeming to find that i could quite happily go on running physically, but i end up having to stop because of the pain in my feet. anyone have any tips on how to avoid them?

thanks

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 06-16-2005, 01:04 PM   #2
star_shine_2010
Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 311
star_shine_2010 HB User
Re: Advice for first 5k race needed..and blisters

I used to run cross country. What shoes are you using? I used to get horrible blisters and shin splints until I went to a store called Fleet Feet (In CA)...it was something like that. They watched the way that I walked and jogged and recommended shoes good for me. They were Saucony and cost about $120, however I ran everyday in those shoes for a year with no blisters! I would say you're doing good right now at training. I wouldn't try to increase your distance since the 5k is soon. I would just keep running what you are. When you get into the race, something just pumps through your body and you don't even realize how far you're capable of running. you'll do good, don't fret. Keep hydrated!

 
Old 06-17-2005, 04:36 AM   #3
Ding
Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 368
Ding HB User
Re: Advice for first 5k race needed..and blisters

thanks for the help, as far as my shoes go i just run in my trusty reebok running shoes. they're usually fine but i may have to consider getting something like you suggested if the blisters dont improve!

 
Old 06-17-2005, 06:31 AM   #4
jv109
Inactive
(male)
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: TX
Posts: 429
jv109 HB User
Re: Advice for first 5k race needed..and blisters

There are plenty of 5K training plans out on the web. Just do a search. I've done a few 5K's myself and have always taken it easy the week leading to the weekend (5K's usually run on weekend). Definitely the day before. Like Star_Shine says, make sure you are in the right running shoes for you! Don't go by price tag or look, go to a real running store (i.e. Fleet Feet) . Which 5K is this? Good Luck!

 
Old 06-17-2005, 07:04 AM   #5
Ding
Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 368
Ding HB User
Re: Advice for first 5k race needed..and blisters

Thankyou i'll do that.
its just a local one in my town, they do them every year when its the carnival, sort of a fund raising thing.

 
Old 06-17-2005, 07:06 AM   #6
Titchou
Facilitator
(female)
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Birmingham, AL
Posts: 19,105
Titchou HB UserTitchou HB UserTitchou HB UserTitchou HB UserTitchou HB UserTitchou HB UserTitchou HB UserTitchou HB UserTitchou HB UserTitchou HB UserTitchou HB User
Re: Advice for first 5k race needed..and blisters

It may also be your socks...what kind are you wearing? When I got fitted for my shoes (same way as above) they also told me what socks to wear....thin, not all cotton. Also, there are some anti-blisters products (powders) you can shake into your socks before you put them on. Good luck.

 
Old 06-17-2005, 10:55 AM   #7
jv109
Inactive
(male)
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: TX
Posts: 429
jv109 HB User
Re: Advice for first 5k race needed..and blisters

Yes, I forgot to mention the socks! Don't wear cotton!! Cotton can be the cause of blisters.

And just to mention. Uh, try and avoid cotton underwear. Cotton and sweat don't mix!

 
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Completely confusing problem, itching/discharge, advice needed! sunshine84 Women's Health 0 08-20-2008 10:38 PM
Need Advice! emmie54 Foot & Ankle Problems 8 07-14-2008 09:56 PM
Living, dealing with genital herpes...advice needed! Zen33 Herpes 5 06-29-2008 11:04 AM
New, weird blood test, any advice welcome. peacequeen Lupus 6 06-11-2008 11:48 AM
**Medicine and tolerance advice needed** Pain2004 Pain Management 19 03-25-2008 07:01 PM
need advice - chronic OBs... kindaconfused Herpes 0 02-18-2007 07:28 PM
Looking for a little advice or guidance CAK70 Anxiety 12 03-22-2006 06:15 PM
Advice Needed 4 Sneaky Bf..guys? tough_luv Relationship Health 1 05-12-2005 06:07 AM
Need advice: Physical attraction and relationship dvkd Relationship Health 20 03-11-2005 11:47 AM




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:32 PM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2017 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!