While I was running I found that I was focused on the socks for a little while during the beginning of my race. Would I like them? Would they bother me? But after about mile 2 in the 5k, I totally forgot I was even wearing them. They were comfortable and very well made. No inside strings rubbing on my feet causing cuts or blisters.
After I finished the 10k my legs were feeling fine and it was almost like I was ready to run another 13.1 on the next day. (Ready or not I was still going to have to do it.) I have to admit, I did not train as much as I would have liked for these races. I certainly did not train for hills. Since I wasn’t sore on Saturday or Sunday I am going to credit the socks with the win.
As much as I would like to say it was my own physical prowess that led me to a painless journey through Bethlemhem, PA, I am not so confident in that. Clearly, I didn’t have a chance to run all the races with and without socks for a side by side comparison, so I will never be able to be 100% sure.
But all I know is that I was not sore. Win. And I got a lot of compliments and interest in my socks. Double win!
I am going to start implementing compression socks into my regular long run training and hope it will promote recovery and speed. So for me, I guess the answer is ; Yes, compression gear does do something and was an extremely worthwhile experiment!Question: Do you wear compression gear? How do you like it and implement it into your training? *Disclaimer: Lunatik Athletiks provided the socks and skirt at no cost. All opinions are my own.