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Old 03-09-2009, 02:49 PM
 
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I am training for a half-marathon which is in three weeks. I am currently running about 25 miles per week and feel like I'm right where I want to be with my training. I bought my shoes from a local running store and have been very happy with them until this past week when I have developed a sore callous on my left big toe. I have always had some callous there, but as my miles have increased, the callous has increased.

So, here is my question. I don't want to get new shoes this close to the race but I need to do something because this is pretty painful. Should I get a pedicure to sand,scrape off the callous? Should I just pad it with something like a moleskin? Should I just leave it alone figuring that if it is making a callous, it probably needs to?

Any advice fellow runners?
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Old 03-09-2009, 03:16 PM
 
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Honestly, I would consider getting some new shoes...

30 years ago running shoes really needed to be broken in well before really running long, today's shoes are pretty much ready to go out of the box.

Certainly 3 weeks is enough time to break them in sufficiently.

Callous formation on the toe is a sign of abnormal friction or pressure at the point where callous is forming. I would go to a reputable running shoe store locally and get fitted.

You can also use a pumice stone to smooth out the callous that is already there but you should really treat the source of the problem and that is almost certainly your shoes...

Worse case scenario, if you buy new shoes now and are not quite comfortable using them for your 1/2 marathon you can always go back to the old ones for this race and then start in the new shoes..

Good luck in your race
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Old 03-09-2009, 08:33 PM
 
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You are probably right - new shoes should solve the problem. I know they don't need breaking in - it is just a head thing for me. Three weeks though is probably just right timing to get a new pair and know if they are going to be right.

I ran 11 miles this morning in my full race gear - same shirt, bra, shorts, socks shoes that I plan to wear for the race. Everything was great - no rubbing, not too tight, not too loose... except for this darned toe!

Thanks for the well wishes - I am really psyched!
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