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I’m supposed to run but … I have blisters and/or chafing

What should I do if I have blisters and/or chafing?

THE PROBLEM: You felt it coming on during yesterday’s run. Maybe your sock was rubbing your shoe in a funny place. You knew you’d likely get a blister, but you didn’t want to stop and mess up your tempo. Or maybe it was a hot, humid day and there was no way to avoid chafing in […]

I’m supposed to run but … I’m hungover. What do I do? (practical running advice)

I'm supposed to run but ... I'm hungover.

THE PROBLEM: Your friends invite you to happy hour and you cautiously accept their invitation. You have a long run scheduled in the morning, but surely you’ll be OK if you only have one drink. But you’re having a good time and before you know it, one drink turns into two … then three… or more. […]

I’m supposed to run but … I ate too much. What do I do? (practical running advice)

THE PROBLEM: You had good intentions to wake up with the sun and get your long run in before meeting your family for brunch. But you hit snooze, then hit again… and again. Then you’ve realized that you’ve hit snooze too many times so that you don’t have enough time to run before you head out […]