There is such a thing as waterproof cast padding that goes inside the cast vs, using cotton that fully drains and the cast dries within about an hour. This makes swimming possible!!! Difficult but possible. I broke my radius and although i only need a short arm cast it has to be positioned to minimize rotation ultimately altering my swim stroke; at least I can swim.
Now why you as an endurance athlete should get waterproof cast padding even if you don't intend on swimming. It seems that wearing a traditional cotton cast pad and running a 100 mile week doesn't really do good things to your skin.
Nothing says lovin' like supersaturated skin about to rot...
I did my best with spraying with alcohol and drying with a hair dryer but it just wasn't enough.
Next time you break something make sure to get waterproof cast padding!
Now onto the 100 mile week.
|new cast waterproof and glows in dark|
Want to become a strong long distance runner? Run LOTS!