This Fall I tried something new for my runs….. Any idea?
I wore compression socks. I have seen runners wear these before and never thought much of them other than maybe they kept people’s legs warm or were just trendy. Probably true but little did I know there is a lot more to these socks so once I tried them out myself, I was hooked.
Compressions socks are tighter than normal socks to enhance blood flood throughout your legs which helps in muscle recovery. They can be worn before, during or after a workout and are specifically great for runners or other endurance athletes.
I know for me, heavy legs from Body Pump squats or just not properly stretching is the first thing to impact my running. I get discouraged, uncomfortable, and feel slow. It is the worst feeling when you want to get in a good run. I have worn compression socks for my training runs and past two races and I can tell a difference for sure. My legs feel fresh and even feels like I have a spring in my step. My race recovery is a lot faster too. I was pleasantly surprised the benefits these compression socks had on my runs and I will be sticking with them throughout the season.
Check out PRO Compression if you want to learn more about these socks or buy a pair to try yourself. Please note this post is my own opinion and not sponsored so you know it is the real deal!