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Big Toe Blister Running

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Today, I got a blister on my big toe after running less than six miles. I wore the same 880 New Balance running shoes for my last two half-marathons and never had any toe blisters. My running shoe is only two months old. However, I wore a pair of old puma socks (not running socks).

I start running at 5:45 PM and it’s a cool 60 degrees. The first mile is easy at an average pace of 9:40 and an average heart rate (HR) of 123. Then I start a two-mile interval at race pace:

  • Mile 2 – 8:55 pace and 138 HR average
  • Mile 3 – 8:50 pace and 142 HR average

Blister on my Big Toe

For mile 4, I slow my pace to 9:52 with an average heart rate of 132. Then I start to feel discomfort in my right shoe. I stop and tighten my shoelaces hoping this will help. At forty-five minutes I reach my house and decide to stop.

When I get inside, I take off my shoes and socks. I find a blister on the outside of my right big toe. I’m glad I stopped so it didn’t get worse.

To avoid a big toe blister, I recommend running in compression running socks.

Training Run Results

During this 45-minute training run, I completed 4.77 miles with an average heart rate of 134 bpm. The training run taught me an important lesson. Make sure you wear the right running socks. I usually wear Saucony compression running socks, and I recommend them.

I’m training for my third half-marathon at the Clearwater Running Festival on January 30, 2022.

Saucony Running Socks

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