I decided that I wasn't going to focus on pace. I was just going to run and hope to reach the intended target miles. My knee still isn't 100%, but it loosened up around a half mile. At 4 miles, I realized that if I pushed the pace on the last 4 back, that I could come in under a 10mm. I wound up with a 9:46 pace for the 8 mile run. I was pleased. I drove home with a smile on my face. This was exactly what I needed.
For recovery, I reached for some low-fat chocolate milk, and my PRO Compression socks. When a runner friend mentioned that I should try PRO Compression socks because I was having calf cramps, I was skeptical to give it a try. But when another friend also suggested it, I decided I might as well give it a try and see if it helps. I am so glad that I did. I am hooked. The majority of my runs are now with compression. If I don't use the marathon socks, I use the trainer low sock. And if I don't run in them, I use them for recovery.
You'll find me wearing them at the gym, the grocery store, play dates, and even Kindermusik. I am truly in love. If you haven't tried them yet, I really suggest that you do.
I'm giving away one pair of PRO Compression Marathon Socks. You can also use this code (PCBLG) to receive 40% off and free U.S. shipping.
The contest is from July 1 - July 9th. Good luck!
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