HANDY TIPS THAT WILL HAVE YOU CAMINO READY
Here are some handy videos & links to have a look at in preparation:
• Use Arnica Oil to rub your sore feet each night.
• Take off your shoes every 5km for massage and to let your feet breathe. Even if your feet feel fine, it's beneficial to take them off and give them a break.
• From the beginning, roll each toe with kenotape to prevent blisters between the toes. Investigate every rub and scrape immediately.
• Carry a syringe, mercurochrome, and yarn in your backpack. Treat any first signs of a blister immediately.
• Don't push yourself to be an overachiever or try to impress. Instead, consider stopping every 2 to 5km if you feel like it, especially during the last stretch.
• You will not enjoy your journey if you have blisters.
• If you can comfortably do 8 - 10 km per day three months ahead of your hike, continue with that. There's no need to push yourself to 15km per day.
• Doing a 15km hike every Saturday is perfectly fine and is part of our recommended training program.
• We recommend completing a 20km hike at least three times before your actual hike to get the feeling of a long-distance walk.
• Conduct your training on a gravel road. Although it may appear to be a hard surface, it's not always the case. You will encounter "sinkplaat," soft sand, and various hard surfaces.