Hi, so question for everyone, how do you cool off while running an ironman and still keep your feet relatively dry? I am doing my first full distance race at IM CdA. I did my first half earlier this summer and found that I was starting to get blisters where my big toes connect with the base of my foot. They weren't too painful for the half but having to double the distance I am sure they would get much worse. I have not had any similar issues in training runs and the main difference between the two is that during the race I was dumping water over my head to cool down. With that my socks were soaked by the end of the race, so I assume that is what was leading to the start of the blisters. Any suggestions on how to cool off without getting my feet wet or is it that I just need to suck it up and power through the blister issues?
When it's hot, I put ice in my hat at all aid stations (and also in my top if it's really hot) instead of pouring water on me, and my feet typically stay dry unless it rains or I run through puddles.