I quite liked running before I had children, but now - I'm not great (long story - might get back one day!). My last 5km was one of the events associated with the Mooloolaba triathlon and it was hardly encouraging to walk back along the course and see officials clearing up! Thankfully I wasn't still on it!!
So, no medals, races or even parkruns for me now - very happy with just a few sessions a week walk-jogging around the neighbourhood to keep my sanity and get a bit of a workout. Nick on the otherhand likes nothing better than to flog himself over 20km before breakfast. :)
Despite my low intensity I used to get the odd chafe but suffered more from hot spots in my shoes. Changing to some zero drop running shoes (Altra) that have a wider fit have really helped - less restrictive on my toes and REALLY comfortable.
But now...(cue trumpets) ...I have an unlimited supply of the Skin Strong chafe protection range!
The three products work brilliantly together for a multi-prong antichafe effort:
- SLIK works a treat under the sports bra, under your sleeves and inner thighs. Especially in hot/humid weather. In fact even if you are not running! The smaller size is convenient for the handbag, and being a spray means it is hygienic too - spray wherever you may experience a rub or chafe
- squeeze some DUST into your socks to keep your feet much fresher and avoid hot spots (Nick has been using this for his Oxfam 100 Trailwalker training and his feet are looking/feeling really good!). It is moisture wicking and really helps my feet feel much more comfortable, especially in the middle of summer when I am more in need of some chafe protection
- you can also add some SLATHER between your toes if you are having extra trouble with blisters/chafing on your feet (Nick does this for extra 'protection' if out on a very long, hot run). It works well too applied OVER SLIK for super-extra chafe protection :)
We had some brilliant feedback on the DUST from Shona Stephenson, an elite Ultra Marathon Trail runner -
"I recently tested DUST over 40km of trail running through mangroves, mud, salt pans, beaches, road, rass in my trusty Inov8's X-Talons 212 and noticed that my feet remained blister, callous and infection free. I started the run with a few cracks in the balls of my feet, slightly infected, a bit swollen so it was the perfect breeding ground for a food infection. I ran through every bit of mud and mangrove I could find testing out the DUST and found it really did help my feet... I will be using it from now on for all my training and races."
If you would like more info on how to use Skin Strong to avoid the rub on your next run - give us a call!
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