Well with bad blisters on both of my heels after the heat of the Moel Siabod race and some running in the Lake District on Sunday I should I suppose have rested and allowed the blisters to go down a bit. Experience has taught me that if the blister bursts and the skin comes off your in for a few days of serious pain.
Which is what I have been in all night as I did the Hathersage Gala Fell Race last night. A fast and furious little fell race thats 4.5miles and just over a 1000ft of climbing. I did tape my heels up really well but the fast descent back to Hathersage put paid to the micropore tape.
I could have worn road shoes for a bit more cushioning but didnt. Anyway it was a good race and if there had been a team prize, Pennine would have won with Nick, Noel and myself having really good runs.
I managed 5th place and won a book on Peak District Aircraft Crash sites. Cool.
Just before getting in the bath.
Lets just say a few choice words crossed my lips as I dunked my feet in the warm water.
So today's Fellrunning tip is. First sign of blisters, back off and have a rest or go on the bike.