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I am a 24 year old active person who goes to the gym reguarly 3/4 times a week. I recently got myself signed up to a half marathon with only 6 weeks to train. So i got straight into training for it, i stopped going to the gym and instead went for runs. I had a pair of Asics to run in which were fine until i started going over the 5 mile mark.
My training was going really well. I made good progress, i went from 2 miles to 4 then up to 6...Once i got to 6 i was getting really bad blisters on the insides of my feet. So i went to a runners need shop and got them to pick me out a decent pair of trainers. I went for a pair of Nike Lunar Eclipse 2 which are really nice and comfy and so much nicer to run in.
Anyway i continued my training in these with my blisters never really properly repairing and i put some of those padded blister plasters over them. They hurt when i ran but they didnt get any worse.
Ive continued my training and done a few 8 and 9 mile runs and then last night i did a 10.4 mile run. Its at this point that my blisters have got really bad and i can hardly walk. The half marathon is 13 days away ( October 7th )
This may sound like a stupid question but do you think i should just rest now and hope they get better before the day?
Also is there anything else i can buy to help these from rubbing on the day? Do running socks really make a difference? Is there anything better than blister plasters i can put on the inside of my feet?