Training with wet feet

Training for the Jungle Marathon doesn’t mean you just follow your running plan…

I printed out a running plan from the internet that told me how many km to run each week including interval sessions, tempo runs and a long run. Ok, it will keep you going for a while and will build up your stamina but that’s not enough. Keeping in mind how the terrain will be and Mother Nature’s challenges I have to face like crossing swamps and rivers, I took some advice from previous competitors.

“Train with wet feet.” Your feet need to get used to being wet all the time so better train in wet feet.” “If you start training in wet feet your feet can get use to it. You might get blisters but better now so you get used to treat them properly.”

So here we go…training in wet feet, let’s get started!

My new marine wool socks getting tested under wet conditions.


Advice: wet your feet while training for the Jungle


My feedback:

The temperature outside was warm and I ran again to Regent’s Park. My wet feet didn’t bother me at all, I was surprised! I was also surprised when I removed my socks. My feet looked wrinkled and the skin looked kind of white. It is similar when you stay too long in your bath. Today’s run was a success but if I imagine running or walking a week under these conditions… I just keep on telling myself that I can do it!


  1. John Vonhof
    September 3, 2012 / 6:24 pm

    Shirley and her staff are right to encourage athletes to train with wet feet. After your run and during the race, let your feet dry in the air. You are off to a great start.

    • Sabine Noebel
      September 4, 2012 / 9:49 pm

      Thank you John! I will train as recommended. I also just orderd different type of socks to check which works best for me.

  2. Nadeem Akhtar
    September 17, 2012 / 12:43 pm

    Sabine, best of luck with this adventure, I can see you're really thinking of all complications, and in life the way to guarantee success is to limit uncertainty with planning- well done on the blog!!

    • Sabine Noebel
      September 18, 2012 / 11:01 pm

      Thanks for your support.

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