Your Training Schedule for This Week:
|Tuesday||3 miles||Easy walking|
|Thursday||3 miles||Moderate walking|
|Friday||30 minutes||Easy cross-training|
|Saturday||4 miles||Easy walking|
|Sunday||3 miles||Easy walking|
Training Tip of the Week: Foot Care - Shoes and Socks
Proper shoe and sock selection before the event is key to keeping your feet healthy and preventing blisters and other problems with your feet. Buy shoes at the end of the day when your feet are a little swollen and ensure that your shoes are the correct size and fit the architecture of your foot. Have your foot measured for length and width for proper fit.
The Wonders of a Walking Shoe
As you train for the Breast Cancer 3-Day, you’ll want shoes designed specifically for walking. These shoes have:
- Thinner midsoles, because walkers apply less force than runners.
- A different center of pressure to allow for walkers’ straighter strike path.
- A smaller heel cleft angle since heel cleft changes relative to speed.
|New Balance is the Official Shoe of the Breast Cancer 3-Day. Their 844 and soon-to-be-introduced 845 Walking Shoes are great options for the event and also part of the Lace Up for the Cure® Collection benefiting Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Plan on getting two pairs for training and two pairs that have been broken-in four to six weeks in advance for the 3-Day itself.|
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Choosing the Right Socks
Choose a sock that pulls moisture away from your feet. Synthetic socks such as “Coolmax” or “Dryfit”, or wool socks are better than pure cotton for keeping your feet dry. Try wearing two socks or double-layered socks. Make sure that the socks fit well and don’t bunch up in any areas. Plan on changing to clean, dry socks halfway through the day. Plan on two pairs of clean, dry socks for each day of the event. If your socks are still wet, try foot powder or spraying your feet with antiperspirant.
Use powders that are especially designed for feet. Cornstarch has a sugar base and may not be a good choice if you are prone to fungal infections or athlete’s foot. You also may try Glide or Vaseline to help prevent friction.