Excuse me for getting all gross with an open wound on my beat-up feet, but Riana picked up some Spenco 2nd Skin AquaHeal Hydrogel bandages. After days of having cheap bandages from Walgreens simply flake off when faced with the abrasion from the heal cups of my new Merrells, I was surprised and delighted to see that this one actually stayed on for a little over nine miles — an then survived the shower afterwards.
This means the blisters and scabs that tend to accumulate during training then refuse to heal until nearly the end of the rest cycle might actually clear up before the taper! Yes, they’re spendy — $10 for a six pack at REI — but when you think about it, the marginal improvement from being able to train longer and harder is pretty high relative to the marginal cost of these over regular bandages.
Nurse Flashman approves, anyway.