Thursday, May 29, 2008

Second Day Socks

As planned, a short trail run today. Legs are continuing to recover very well from last weekend. I tested out the Inov-8 Debrisock 38s again today. They didn't feel as overly "warm" as yesterday, despite temperatures that were at least 10 degrees warmer than yesterday. They felt quite comfortable, in fact. Two thumbs up for sure.

And yes, this was the same pair of socks that I wore during my run yesterday. Not cleaned. I do this quite often. I can imagine this might seem gross to many people. Perhaps it is, but I also think there is a benefit to doing this. I believe that slightly dirty socks can help build up callouses and help prevent blisters. While the real key to blister prevention is a pair of shoes that fit well, I think the dirty socks do help. I'm not talking totally caked on mud and drenched in sweat dirty... just slightly used dirty. It's not so bad. Then again, maybe stuff like this is why I'm still single.

Ran 4.9 miles @ 8:50/mile pace
AHR/MHR - 144/161
Trails (technical) and some dirt roads.
Very hilly.
Upper 70s, sunny.
Shorts, short sleeved shirt.


UltraFlash said...

dude, wash the socks! that's the most whacked out theory i've heard from you yet. if i smell your feet at western states...

Blaine Moore said...

Don't feel too bad - my socks are often used more than once as well. My feet don't sweat much so I can sometimes get 2 wearings of the socks w/o much trouble...