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:-)