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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
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    Tips of Toes Hurt

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    I just started road cycling this last spring. But, I have been a spin instructor for years. I am noticing that since I have added more road miles, all of the toes on my left foot are achy and raw along the tips. My shoes aren't too small. Any suggestions.

    Jen

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Albuquerque, NM
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    I'm leaping here assuming that you're riding clipless? you might try several things: moving your clips around on your shoes - don't be surprised if your cleats are different for each foot. You might also try different insoles: I ride with running insoles in my biking shoes. The other thing I do is flex and splay my foot while riding to make sure the toes are moving around in the shoes. Oh - and make sure you aren't pushing down really hard on the front of the stroke - I always have to tell myself "light feet"!
    I'm guessing you'll get some other ideas too - but good luck and welcome to the board. If you get a chance there's a thread under open titled "getting to know you" give you a chance to meet us and tell us something about you!
    Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, champagne in one hand, strawberries in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming: "Yeah Baby! What a Ride!"

 

 

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