First expedition advice – Blister care by Dr Ryan Paterson
On Blisters, Ryan says: "Experienced runners can have blisters as foot conditions change and when race conditions are not identical to training conditions. Feet swell during races due to multiple, consecutive days of running in all weather conditions. When compared with training, the skin of the feet can be exposed to different levels of moisture, different terrain, dirt/sand/grit, new socks, and sometimes new/different shoes. Even experienced runners, who's feet are used to running hills when training, may experience a stage with more sustained down-hill or a different slope leading to different friction or pressure that can induce blisters. As such, understanding proper foot care and blister prevention are imperative to a successful race." Click the link below for a blister care video prepared by his team to prepare for your next GlobalLimits' race!