I know you’ve been thinking this all day long, so often and so much that it keeps you up at night.
Don’t deny it.
You want to know, “What the heck are compression socks? Who uses these? And WHY? And then WHEN??”
I was pretty sure that they were doing something good for me. They were all snuggy on my legs. The next day my legs felt pretty good. I wore them again the next day after running 8 miles, the day after doing a sprint tri (CRAZY TALK) and my legs felt pretty good that following day too. In fact, in hindsight, I think they worked well as recovery socks. Because my legs felt great on Monday! I still took Monday off (because I freakin deserved it after that weekend) but when I returned for some speedwork on the treadmill, my legs were like new and they felt freakin’ fantastic.
Could it be the socks?
I don’t know. But during my research I read an article from last year’s Runner’s World that made me fall out of my chair with laughter (and made me aspire to be at least HALF as witty as this writer) and I share it with you, it’s hilarious. And if you don’t click on it, at least listen to this description of compression socks from the Runner’s World writer:
“I have become addicted to wearing them postrun until preslumber. I’ve ridden the train and sat at my desk and, yes, performed my radio show with my calves in a warm, private embrace.”
“Warm, private embrace.” *snicker.* Don’t you just love good writing?
But I agree! Because I wore them post-tri and post-run and though I looked a little ridiculous in my heart pajamas and knee-highs, I felt fantastic. Of course, I couldn’t publish my own findings about compression socks without of course first questioning the all-knowing master of running Coach Joe, and this is his $.02:
“I think compression socks or calf guards in particular are very good for people that work out frequently and need help in recovery. This would be people that are running every day or triathletes working out everyday, for example.” – Awesome Coach Joe.
He also said they help in reducing the pain and soreness after tough workouts so you can hop back to it sooner. Which seems to be what happened for me! I will continue to wear mine post-workout. You can wear them during a workout too but it’s too freakin hot here to wear anything on my legs.
The stats on these Sugoi R&R Compression Socks (Women’s Specific)
- Foot specific- which means they are specifically formed to fit L or R with little markings on the fit
- Mesh venthilation for air flow
- Cushioning at the heel and toe for impact
- Good for training OR recovery!
Well I have a pair of Sugoi Compression Socks to give away right now so you can try them for yourself! And sorry guys, they’re made for girls (plus, they’ve got some pink on them but who am I to tell you whether or not to like pink on your sock, right? I won’t judge. You can enter, I mean, whatever, right?)
Anyway, here are the rules:
- Leave a comment here telling me if you own a pair, use these or have ever heard of them.
- Tweet the giveaway for another entry.
- Tweet about my amazing Twitter Party that’s happening tomorrow night (SUNDAY) at 8pm ET!! hashtag #momswearcapes. It’ll give all of us who didn’t go to BlogHer 10 something to do rather than wallow in our sadness and solitude. So if you didn’t know about it, please come!
Leave a comment for each entry and the giveaway closes Sunday night at 8 p.m. et and the winner will announced at the Twitter Party! Have a great day!!!
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