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How do I avoid blisters while running triathlons?

Blisters are a problem for most triathlete and runners. Coming out of winter our feet are at their softest as we haven’t been able to walk around with bare feet and haven’t had that exposure to racing flats and without socks, so it’s likely that we’ll get very sore after our first few races. It’s often the case that our first race will get slightly ruined by blisters.

There are ways to avoid it. Get yourself a great pair of quality socks that work well for you. Train a little bit in your racing flats on the track, ideally without socks. Also avoid the main reason for blisters, wet feet, which means when running through an aid station keep the drinks over your head but not coming down to your feet.

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