Friday, July 5, 2013

PRO Compression Review and Giveaway!

The weekend is here and that means extra time to workout! At least, that is what my weekend plans are. I have two scheduled runs, one on Saturday and one on Sunday. I'll be leading Run Club at the Athleta, Roseville Galleria store and I hope to see you Sacramento area runners there Sunday morning! The first Sacramento Capitals World TeamTennis match is Sunday as well, so if anyone is up for some great professional tennis matches in the Sacramento area you should really check them out!

I've been trying out some new products lately and one of my new favorite things are PRO Compression socks! I know, so many runners speak their praises, I can't believe it has taken me this long to test out a pair. I was surprised at just how much I like them! I was sent a black pair to test out and now I want to buy some neon ones for racing. It never hurts to have some extra color on the road. 

For those of you who don't know what compressions socks are, here is a quick description, curtesy of PRO Compression:  
"PRO Compression socks are designed specifically to deliver both maximum comfort and speedy recovery times. The science is complex, but benefits such as improved blood flow, stability and comfort are universally understood.  The moment you put these socks on your feet and incorporate them into your game, you will feel and understand the difference. 
PRO Compression socks are noticeable tight and require more effort to put on than standard socks in your drawer. But it's that extra effort and much-needed compression that make all the difference. Be patient and your feet will thank you."
PRO Compression socks are made in the USA, so you know where they come from and that you are supporting our labor force. Since the manufacturing occurs right here in the US, PRO Compression can monitor the quality of each and every product and design.

I immediately felt better after putting these on. It was as if they were hugging my calves. I wore them all day after a long run. They are great for recovery. I did not want to take them off before bed. I have also heard these socks are great for wearing on airplanes and help reduce swelling during travel. I really wish I had a pair before my trip to DC. Next time I will be prepared.

I wore these PRO Compression socks on a three mile treadmill run and felt like they were neutralizing the jarring effect of the treadmill. They only thing I would say is that they can get hot on longer runs. I'm used to wearing ankle socks when I run so this was a bit of a change. In the cold weather, these would be great for support and for keeping my legs warm. 

Have you tried compression socks before? Do you wear them during training or for recovery? If you haven't tried PRO Compression socks yet, today is your lucky day, because you can win a pair! Or maybe you have a few pairs at home but want to expand your collection. Be sure to enter my giveaway below and the lovely folks at PRO Compression will send you a brand new pair if you win! If you just can't wait you can enter the promotion code: PCBLG for 40% off your purchase and free shipping in the US at the PRO Compression website. 

Happy Training and Good Luck!

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