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Finally A Good Run & PRO Compression Marathon Socks Giveaway

Since the Double Creek Half , I've been in a little bit of a slump. I'm frustrated with my (what I see) as a huge gut. So I upped my cardio to try to burn more calories, and I messed up my knee(s) which resulted in time off instead of more cardio. Also, my running buddies have been out of town or too busy to run which has left me to run solo for all of my runs. So, when I saw my long run on the schedule this past weekend, I admit that I wasn't too excited. I even commented to my husband that I might need some encouragement to get out there and attempt it.

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 (PCBLGto receive 40% off and free U.S. shipping.

The contest is from July 1 - July 9th. Good luck!

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Full Disclosure: PRO Compression provided me with a pair of socks free of charge for the purpose of providing a review. My opinions are completely my own based on my experience. 


Comments

  1. I love my calf sleeves. I don't have the socks, but I think they'd be a nice addition to my running wardrobe. :)

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    1. Yes, they would make a nice addition :)

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  2. I go for the ice bath and stretches

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    1. I made it like 2 minutes in the ice bath!

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  3. Foam rolling, soak in Dr. Teal's, and lay around in my ProCompression socks.

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    1. I've never hear of Dr. Teal's. I'll have to check that out. I use a foam roller also (but not as much as I probably should)

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  4. I just tried my calf sleeves last week after a long run and think that plus foam rolling will be my go-to recovery from now on!

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    1. :) Sounds like a great recovery plan.

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    1. It seems as though I'm letting down on my foam rolling since that seems to be what a lot of people do for recovery!

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  6. my go-to method is foam rolling, stretching, and a BIG meal. ;)

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    1. If it's been a really LR for me.. ok. let's face it.. even a short run sometimes.. I reach for ice cream ;)

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    1. I probably should have rolled after my 4 mile run this morning. I'm starting to feel it.

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  8. I use compression sleeves after all my long runs and races. The only problem is I only have one pair. I need more!!! =) I wore them under a long dress once to an evening event because I couldn't handle my recovery day without them.

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    1. Glad to know I'm not the only one who wears them under my 'regular' clothes.

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  9. Stretching and wearing compression socks are my go to recovery.

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    1. I'm guilty of not taking enough time to stretch.

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  10. I've never tried them. I don't get cramps but I have heard they are a good way to prevent Achilles injuries, which I do get!

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    1. I won't run hills without compression :)

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  11. Haven't had the chance to try compression socks... maybe a birthday gift for this year!! hehehe

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    1. They would make an awesome bday gift! :)

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  12. I have always been a fan of compression (I have Zoot tights and knee-high socks), but I'm not sure that it (or ice baths, or foam-rolling) honestly work for me. Chocolate milk, on the other hand... ;)

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    1. It's probably a combo of all of the above and definitely the chocolate milk ;)

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  13. I don't really have a go to method. Just keep moving but not too much.

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    1. Yes, I found out the hard away about not moving. I try to keep moving as much as possible after a hard workout.

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  14. I try to KEEP moving with a recovery swim in a COOL pool, plus a day after run/walk always seems to help after a LONG run! Love you blog Mrs.Glass!!

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  15. I like a bath... not to hot, not ice cold!

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  16. I love compression sleeves after a long run! Way to get out there and run on your own..You rocked it!

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  17. My go-to method for recovery is stretching, more stretching, a nice bath, and then put a good movie on.

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  18. Thanks for the nice post. I always like these types of physical events particularly the wears like compression sleeve, wetsuit, sports bra and other sports wear. This is really awesome.

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