April from Run the Great Wide Somewhere, Erika from MCM Mama Runs, and Patty from No-Guilt Life. This week's topic is on compression year.
When I first began running, I was very apprehensive on the idea of compression gear. You mean I wear a pair of socks or a pair shorts and they're supposed to make me feel better? It's in a little bit too good to be true however before I ran my first LA Marathon, I decided I wanted her compression socks and went to the outlet mall to find some.
Let me just say the socks of literally changed how I run. They really do help with recovery and they make me feel so much better. Usually the week before the race I will sleep compression socks, as they help me not be as sore leading up to the race. I always wanted to try ProCompression but they were expensive and pricey A few months ago, I was lucky to win a give away from a blog got to have a pair for free to try. Let me just say-I an in love as they are the best compression gear I've ever worn. I have seen bought 10 more pairs: 4 at the Tink Expo and 6 from their grab bags (3 pairs for for $39 but you don't know what styles you will get).
Another thing I love from ProCompression are their tights, that recently were on clearance for $25 each (regular price was 85) so I bought 4 more pairs to stock up. I wear them all of the time especially in between my races, they helped me survive Dopey Challenge for sure!
How do you feel about compression gear? Anyone else love it? Hate it?