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7/8/10 9:37 A

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I got it at CVS. The brand is NexCare and the type of tape is Gentle Paper. Here is a link to it on the CVS site so you know what it looks like. You can find it in the First Aid aisle: www.cvs.com/CVSApp/search/search_res
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7/7/10 9:59 P

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Gentle Paper.... Is that the name of the brand of tape? Never heard of it before. Sold in a typical drug store? Thanks for the tip. I may look into that. I have a toe nail where a small part of the bottom is disconnected! Ugh! The price we pay for what we do!





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7/7/10 11:01 A

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Lynn - maybe you can tape your toes prior to the race? I find that Gentle Paper works great. It's very thin, holds up well in water and is easy to remove. You might want to experiment with a swim to run to make sure it holds up getting wet then running. I don't think the bike will affect it much.

Historikell - I found that a squeeze water bottle works better than the pan - you can spot wash if necessary. I also have a speed towel and used it all over at my last tri in an effort to de-drip. My transition times were terrible and I wasted way too much time (more than a few seconds) fooling around with drying off so my socks wouldn't be wet. They were wet anyway which kind of ticked me off, and stepping down in a puddle didn't help matters much!

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I keep a small pan of water and a speed towel in transition to rinse and dry my feet, in case they are sandy/dirty from whatever venue the swim happens to be. This way, I don't get any dirt or anything in my shoes that will cause blisters and my feet will also be dry. It only takes a second. I'm not elite, so a second doesn't make that big of a difference to me.

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7/7/10 10:03 A

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I just got back from a sockless ride this AM and again...no problem. I went 14 miles which is the most I've done sockless. I have an Oly Tri this Sunday for a 25 mile ride and a 10K run. I thought I'd wear socks for the 10K but I have gone sockless on the 5K with no problems (except that one time when it rained on my shoes). I am now not used to socks in the transition and this seemed to eat up a lot of seconds! I am considering going sockless on the Olympic. I've read where most people are fine without socks on the 5K and 10K, but it starts getting to be a problem after that. Hmmmm....what to do....what to do..... My LDRs have caused some chaffing WITH socks on some of my toes and I now tape them before I do anything over 6 miles. Up to that point...no problem. Being this is my first Oly, I may go with the socks as time is not my goal this round.

Whatever you decide....best wishes!





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I, too, have had a problem with wet socks and the bike. For my next tri I am definitely going sockless on the ride. I've been riding sockless for a good month or more and have had no problems.

I haven't tried running sockless yet - I'm afraid of blisters. I guess I need to do a couple of sockless runs to see how my feet hold up. If I have a problem, then I'll roll them up and wear them for the run.

BTW - if you're thinking about a ped style sock, I use DriMax socks. I bought a 3 pack about a year ago and wear only those socks for runs. They are still holding up and don't get pulled back into the shoe. I was having chafing issues with my Asics socks, but not with the DriMax.

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Good suggestions here. I will add that I never wear socks in a sprint either. Only time I had trouble was when I first did it because while waiting for the swim start, we had a sudden little thunderstorm that popped up. We were delayed by an hour as it poured (it was sunny during transition setup and there were no storms in the forecast!). So my (and everyone's) shoes were SOAKED! This caused blisters! Bummer. Live and learn. I now put my shoes in an open plastic bag "just in case". One second to pull out of bag and guaranteed dry.

I also lay it out where I have plenty of room to wipe my feet on my towel as I put on my helmet and sunglasses....





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7/7/10 6:58 A

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i usually put my socks on in T2, i ride the bike sockless. this way my feet are drier when it comes time to put my socks on. i roll the socks, so i just slip my toes in and roll them onto my feet.

i havent tried running sockless, i seem to be prone to blisters. my bf goes sockless for sprint distances, he used to put duct tape on his heel to prevent a blister there, but says he doesnt anymore.



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7/7/10 12:19 A

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If you don't already do this: active.com had this great training video on their tri site: lay your towel out length wise, with your shoes at the far end. That way, as you run up to your shoes, you are running on your towel, drying your feet as you progress. I then put on my helmet and sunnies (hopefully giving more time to drying), and quickly dry my feet before putting socks on. (I haven't been brave enough to go sock-less, but "everyone" says that you can put glide on the inside of your shoes, and then they will slip on easily and not rub and chafe.) I use anklet-length athletic socks, either some poly blend or the smart-wool variety. Both of those types seem to go on pretty smoothly. Perhaps braid your hair or pin it up to keep it back away from dripping onto your toes?

Good luck! Keep us posted and let us know if you learn anything~!

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7/7/10 12:14 A

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For the sprint distance, I've found that it does not bother me to go without socks, either for biking or running.

Regarding the ped type socks, try them first. Some slip off my heel when I run and then I have an uncomfortable lump of sock under my arch.

Other possibility is to bike without socks and see if it works better to put socks on during the second transition.


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7/6/10 10:06 P

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They make socks that look like peds. They would be very easy to put on, and although they may not be as comfortable as your regular socks, they may still feel better than bare feet.

Here's some links I found, though I've gotten them at Walmart and TJMaxx:

www.amazon.com/Ecoland-Womens-Organi
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www.amazon.com/Gold-Toe-Womens-Loafe
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Let me know what works out for you. I take forever drying my feet, and don't want to go barefoot either.

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Two possibilities: learn how to ride without socks (for sprints I never wear socks), or roll your socks down (or fold them inside out) so that you just have to roll them up on your feet. Saves tons of time. Good luck!

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I'm doing my 2nd sprint tri this Saturday and at both my first tri and at my brick training, I keep running into a problem putting on my socks after the swim. My feet aren't ever completely dry (my hair drips!), and the socks get stuck and all bunched up, and I waste a lot of time in transition - on SOCKS! Powder won't help - it will just get wet and clumpy. I can't run without the socks. ANY IDEAS???

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