Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Keep on Running... Training Run 18

Distance: 5.78 miles
Time: 53 minutes.
Area covered: Shepherd's Bush - Marble Arch - Shepherd's Bush
Weather: Cool but dry - great running conditions
Playlist: Ellie Goulding's album Bright Lights. It is very rare I can listen to whole albums while running, especially ones considered to be "pop" music, but I had this on at work one day and thought it would be fast enough to carry me around some miles and God bless 'er, it did.
Comments: After last week's disastrous run I tried another few runs over the weekend that were, quite frankly, equally as disastrous albeit without the credit card abuse but I was far too embarrassed to blog about them. There are two reasons why I struggled so much last week; my ongoing ITB problem and a new smaller, less serious yet just as painful and frustrating ailment; a small blister on the arch of my right foot. I was ordered by Darren of Training Run 12 fame to not run again until Thursday, but when a nice guy tells me to do something I normally do the opposite so a couple of hours ago I hit the streets. It was not, however without preparation. As part of  Operation Bust-a-Blister I took the following precautions: a handful of Vaseline, 2 plasters, 1 bandage wrap of fabric strip and two pairs of socks. I couldn't feel my toes for most of the run but it certainly helped to begin with. Sadly by the last mile the blister had fought through the layers to make its presence known. I will have some stern words with it later but for now I am just happy that I got some more miles under my muffin top. Keep on running!! Look away to avoid picture of my foot though I have kept my "finger toes" out of it!)


  1. Hello. Invest in some Compeeds - they are your miracle cure for the blistering. They've come to my rescue too many times to keep silent on this matter.

  2. Am on it tomorrow - thank you for not being silent!

    Bird x

  3. Yep what Paul said. Compeed (other brands are available and just as good) is your friend for blisters...