Sunday, March 20, 2016

Shorts, socks, and six miles

On Sunday I took advantage of the not as cold weather and ran my 6 miles outdoors. I was getting tired of running laps around the indoor track at the Harris YMCA.

Since it was just under 50 degrees I wore shorts. To keep my legs a little warmer I wore my PRO Compression hot pink compression socks.

Why wear compression socks (aside from warmth)? Well here are a couple of reasons (from the PRO Compression site):

- improves blood flow, resulting in better, more consistent performance and faster recovery

- support critical muscles and tendons while reducing inflammation, swelling and soreness

I currently own two pairs and use them when I'm running more than 5 miles, after running half marathons, and if it's chilly out (for example I'll probably wear my "shamrock" ones during a St. Patrick's day 4 miler). 

Have you ever tried compression socks during or after a run?  

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