Post by recordbreaker on Apr 12, 2017 9:27:01 GMT -6
I'll be breaking a baseball world record in May for the longest marathon playing baseball with will be 75 hours. This will actually be my 3rd time breaking this specific record and my 11th endurance event(over 24 hours). I've gathered a lot of experience during the years on how to stay dry, prevent blisters, chafing, other various ailments that effect performance but I'd love to get some of advice here.
My question to everyone on this forum is how best to attack these ailments.
I'll be wearing cleats but it will be on turf which actually helps(especially cause you don't have to fight with to much morning dew). Ill be catching quite a lot so running won't be as big a problem but the chaffing will be since I have to wear a shock doctor jock and cup for protection.
Ailments: Feel free to answer any or all of these.
1. Blisters developing on the bottom of feet. Worst areas I've been hit in the past are heel and pinky toe. Some of that has to do with my cleats but if I'm limited on what I can wear is there anything other than keeping my foot dry that will help with this such as tape, band aid, other?
2. Chafing/rashes. I've managed to keep this one under control for the most part but wearing a cup killed me towards the end of the event. Any suggestions here?
3. General tips for feet and crotch protections during event.
Post by Glenn Fleisig, Ph.D. on Apr 21, 2017 15:14:26 GMT -6
1. Here are a few tips to help prevent blisters. I recommend testing any of these tips prior to your baseball marathon if possible to see which ones work best for you: - Avoid 100% cotton socks- cotton socks tend to hold moisture more than nylon socks, which will increase the likelihood of a blister. Nylon socks are your best chance at preventing a blister. -Rub Vaseline on your feet before putting on socks. This will help decrease the friction between your cleats and your feet. -Wear two pairs of socks, with the pair against your feet being a thin, light pair. I would try to either put Vaseline on your feet, or wear two pairs of socks, but not the two together.
2. For chaffing keeping the area dry is key for prevention, so applying a talcum powder frequently if possible would be ideal.