Today’s Workout – Easy Run

Total Miles: 7.02 miles

Total Time: 1:06:02

Average Pace: 9:25 min/pace

It was such a beautiful day here today. The perfect day to go outside and get an easy run done. Aside from a little bit of hip pain I enjoyed every step of this run. It was just one of those days.

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I wanted to talk about a question I got from a reader the other day when I posted my PRO Compression Giveaway. Yes, don’t worry the giveaway winner will be announced at the end of this post.

Compression Socks Question

I didn’t even think about talking a little more in depth about the benefits of compression during my review until Toni asked this question.  Thanks Toni!

Okay getting down to it – compression is an amazing aid in helping runners recover and perform at their best.

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There are several reasons I make sure to incorporate compression socks into my runs.

1. Decrease the onset of muscle soreness. I have found that by wearing compression socks I don’t have near the soreness I used to have.  I wear socks during runs and after to help in recovery.  I have very seldom deal with having sore legs anymore after my runs, and I recover much quicker.

2. Decreased muscle vibration and impact. One of the main reasons I choose to wear compression during runs is that it helps to decrease the amount of impact to my legs.  I have suffered from several running injuries in the past, and since compression socks help to decrease the amount of impact on my legs I try to never run without them.  This also helps with recovery since you are receiving less high impact and vibration to your legs during runs.

3. Increase circulation.  One of the most well known benefits of compression socks is the aid it provides in increasing oxygenated blood circulation.  This helps to increase your lactate threshold and it has been shown that increased lactate threshold in athletes helps them perform at a higher level.

4. Recovery. I always make sure to keep my compression socks on at least an hour or two after my workouts to help continue to the increased blood circulation and recovery process.  

There was a time period where I never incorporated compression socks into my runs.  Now I will simply not run without them due to the amazing benefits that have provided me. 

If you are interested in trying out some compression socks, remember you can can get a pair of PRO Compression socks for 40% PLUS free shipping through August 22nd by using the coupon code PCBLG

PRO Compression is also offering 40% off their sock of the month.

PRO Compression Sock of the Month

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Just use the coupon code SWRL at checkout for 40% plus free shipping!

Okay now to what you all are really here for!

The winner of the PRO Compression Giveaway is……………….

Compression Giveaway WinnerKrysten:

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Krysten I will be emailing you shortly to get your information and have your PRO Compression socks shipped to you!

Stay tuned and follow me on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and through the blog – I have several more giveaways coming up VERY soon!! You don’t want to miss them trust me! 😉

Do you wear compression socks during your workouts? How often? 

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