Day 6 Week 14 – Running Gears

10/1/2016 – 8 AM run, light drizzle, 8 miles easy

Originally planned 12 mile run today, but my left foot got a superficial cut from the minimal shoes strap which was wet from the weather.  It would definitely get bloodier had I pushed onward to finish the remaining four miles. So I decided to cut it short.

On Thursday, I ran 9 miles in the rain without problem.  Perhaps too soon to repeat it again. In any events, I did not want to exacerbate the cut and risk a more serious injury, an infection or something worse.  Just have to be more careful in applying lubricant as a prevention.

Running gears are critical to the marathon results.  The key is to find something that works, then stick with it.  A couple of weeks back, I had a chaffing issue with my shorts.  Today it was the strap.  Part of the marathon training is to flush out all these kinds of  issue and tested the running gears in various conditions.

Any sacred rules or tried-and-true tips about getting your running gears ready?

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