CONDITIONING YOUR FEET FOR THE TREK:   

Wearing the wrong shoes on the trek will rub you wrong and that means foot pain and blisters. 

Remember, your toes need room to expand, because your feet will swell a full shoe size as you walk on the trek. So be sure to bring only comfy trekking shoes.  

Running shoes are the best bet for trekkers because they are specifically designed for cushioning, motion control, and support. 

Keep in mind that hiking boots do not provide motion control features that many people need, and may be inflexible and heavy.  And they are certain to rub you wrong!

 Since you  know that you will be trekking soon, try to do a couple of walks with your  trekking shoes and a light backpack. If, or when you feel hot spots forming, stop! Go home, rub your feet with rubbing alcohol and let them dry out. This should allow you to form calluses that can protect you on the trek.

To physically prepare yourself for the trek, here are some general guidelines:

  • Walk 4-5 times per week

  • For 2-3 times per week, walk 2-3 miles, and 2 times a week, walk 4-5 miles

  • About 4 times before the actual Trek, walk longer periods of time up hill. 

Remember, the trek experience is an authentic one.  You will not have canned pop on the trek.  If canned  or bottled pop is a habit for you, we encourage you to "dry up" for at least a week before the trek. 

 

This site is not an official Church website and should be used only as a resource for Trek  preparation and information.

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Start preparing for the trek NOW by taking daily walks.  Start by walking 15 minutes 3 times a week.  After a month, increase your walks to 30 minutes 3 times per week.  Be sure to use the "Monthly Events" Calendar as your guide.  For tips on preventing blisters, CLICK HERE