I'm doing a one day 100K hike in four weeks and I'm having problems with aching feet...
In just four short weeks, I'm going to be doing the One Day Hike
from DC to Harpers Ferry, WV. I've attempted it twice in the past and made it to mile 35 each time but this year I've decided I MUST MUST MUST finish and have been staying ahead of the suggested training schedule on the website.
Yesterday I completed a 36 mile hike and my dogs were BARKING big time at the end! I really didn't want to keep going! It's not a matter of the muscles in my legs being tired (I'm not sore today at all), it's that my feet are so achy.
I have been trying out different hiking boots/shoes and getting them to fit properly has been trying (but not impossible...REI really does have a bangin return policy). I've taken care of the blister issue and am no longer struggling with those but it's the ball of my foot that is causing me the most pain.
After searching online, the only thing I can come up with is insoles but I'd like to find other things to try out as well. Any ideas? If you do suggest insoles, can you please tell me what brand has worked for you? Also, any hiking shoes you REALLY REALLY like? I'm open to any and all suggestions!
Help this hiker finish her ridiculous dream of a 100k! Thanks so much :)