Went for my first half marathon last week in Edinburgh. All the training since Jan paid off, made it in 2:07 although the last 6k were hard work and I only got through thanks to some energy gels. Didn't run more than 10k at a time during training, need to do this in the future. Still, great experience and tempted to get more halfs under my belt.|
But... Got two black toenails during the half, funnily enough both index finger equivalents. One is still a bit sore while the other just looks a bit blue, but as both nails are very short now I can see the blood/liquid built up just at the front of the toe. Am not sure now what to do, leave it or should I try to open the "blisters" (thats what they look like but filled with blood) to drain it and relieve the pressure... Also not sure if I should run with these, have been taking a break for a week and already feel the itch to run again.
I hear this is a common problem but no idea how to best treat this, so any advice from you pro's is welcome.