Monday, May 14, 2012

CEP Compression Sleeves

I decided to treat myself to some CEP Compression Sleeves. They were moderately priced and the studies done on compression socks really intrigued me. I decided to purchase the sleeves (this way I didn't have to wash them after EVERY run....gross. I know. But honest.).

So I wore them for my 12-miler yesterday! Now, I can't say whether or not the sleeves actually helped to be honest, but I did have a GREAT run. I ended up running 11.6 miles in 1:34:10, which is a pace of 8:10 per mile. My goal for the Marine Corp Half Marathon is 1:45:00.....which is extremely feasible at this point.
The more I read about the compression sleeves, the more I discover that people tend to think they are more beneficial to wear AFTER a long run, for recovery purposes. I only had them on about 30 minutes after my run, so I will have to try that out next time. I am only slightly sore today. It is my rest day though and I usually feel very stiff on those days.

Here are some of the other reviews I read:

Next time I run with them on (which will probably be my half marathon as I am really using them for long distance runs) I will keep them on that afternoon as well, and let you know.

PS - I also got a new set of Yoga DVD's in the mail. Excited to try those in the AM:-)


  1. I have compression socks and sleeves. I usually wear them after my runs and I think they do help to a point. I have a few different types and so they are of varying tightness. I think they do help you recover faster.

    1. So you never wear them during your run? What is your favorite pair?

  2. I have actually never tried compression socks, either during or after runs, but so many of my friends are obsessed with them that I'm thinking I ought to give them a try.

    1. I am excited to try them out during my half marathon on Sunday. I am going to keep them on for recovery and see how I feel on Monday. The research done on them is enough to at least give them a shot! Especially for a serious runner like yourself!

      I was scared I might get too warm in them but even with the high seventy degree weather I ran in them with last weekend I was comfortable.