I've worn the sleeves on a few runs, and I have to say, when I was finished with first a 7 miler, and a 6 miler, my legs felt great. I kept them on for about an hour after each run, to reap their benefits. I'm planning on wearing the sleeves this weekend, when I race in my first triathlon, Irongirl Syracuse !
I tested out the compression shirt on two shorter runs, and it was comfortable, with smooth seams, and again, that thin fabric. But the true test was one morning, I woke up after a lousy night sleep, and as I got out of bed, I did a weird twist, that resulted in a painful kink in my back. You know, one of those shooting aches you get when you're in your late thirties? I thought I would put the shirt on to see if it would help, and I'm happy I did. By afternoon, my back was much, much looser, and I felt good enough to......go for a run.
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Note: I was provided with a shirt and calf sleeves for the purpose of this review, the opinions of the product are entirely my own.