Then I Learnt This Powerful Trick to Keep Going.
I figured I was always active (I was at basketball six days a week, be it playing, coaching, or officiating). To me, this was enough to stay ‘healthy’…
But in this article, I will only discuss the blister treatment options that are medically sound and supremely effective. These are the techniques that as a podiatrist, I have used to great effect for runners at every 6-Day ultramarathon in Australia since 2014.
Before we begin, let’s talk about pre-emptive blister prevention techniques.
In this article I’m going to go through five different types of runs and give you a workout example as well as a suggested effort to each session! However, instead of giving you a certain pace to run at, we’re going to use rate of perceived exertion (RPE) to choose what speed you should perform each run at. The RPE scale is a widely used effort metric in sports. It is a simple and easy to use method of analyzing an individual’s effort.
The goal behind using a mantra in a run varies. If you struggle with knowing that you’ve still got a lot of miles ahead of you then you might benefit from a mantra that keeps you grounded and in the moment. If you struggle from negative self-talk, then positive self-reassurance might help!
“For how long should I hold each stretch?” is another common question. In this article I’m going to give you a simple set of rules to follow so you can avoid asking yourself these questions and even help your fellow runners out whenever they ask these questions.