I bought these at the race Expo in Las Vegas last year (RocknRoll Half Marathon with a PR of 2:36:21, this year I break 2:30:00). You see elite runners and triathletes wearing them, both leg socks and arm warmers. I was AMAZED to see one elite woman speed through the Kona Ironman transition area after the swim and come out on the bike with her compression socks on. How did she get them on that fast? While she was damp???
They are supposed to speed muscle recovery after a hard workout. And I figured, can’t hurt. Plus they are PINK! I do think they help after my training sessions and long weekend runs. I find that my legs feel less tired and less sore the next day. I also have one thigh sleeve that I used to help with a sore hamstring.
Race expo’s are a great place to find them or Amazon or the Zensha site. Pick your favorite color and measure for sizing. I also choose this particular product over CEP because they are sleeves instead of full socks, and I can still wear my normal socks and shoes. I find that to be a huge plus. But have heard nothing but good things about CEP as well.
I am sitting here, in the semi-dark, waiting for the sun to come up. With my coffee in my Grumpy mug (handle is hanging in there, thanks for asking) and wondering why Michael had to come through the dark bedroom, swinging a plastic grocery bag around? I know it is trash day. And he was gathering up the trash. But couldn’t it have been done after he showered and I was out of the room? Please?
The OUCH is from torture trainer Victor. As I reported yesterday, he beat on my legs. And had me doing a calf machine that I hadn’t tried yet. I could tell at the time it was going to be bad. But honestly, they are SCREAMING at me. I am trying to slowly stretch them as I sit here. But my 3 mile run is going to become a 3 mile hobble around the neighborhood this morning.
The best thing I can say is that I get to rock my pink Zensha compression sleeves! That will be our featured product later. Stay tuned! (They make my calves look huge. Its all about camera angle).
Oh, and the baseball game last night was exciting, even for Single A Marlins ball. The Grasshoppers came back from a 7-2 deficit to win 10-7 and have kept their playoff hopes alive. And there were fireworks!