This post was sponsored by Fit Approach on behalf of ProCompression. I received ProCompression Marathon Socks in exchange of my honest review. As always all opinions are my own.
My recovery routine has gone through changes over the years and will probably continue to do so depending on training and needs. With my recent running assessment I’m armed with new information to make informed decisions about recovery particularly after a long run.
⇒ Drink water.
⇒ Turn on the TV and stretch/roll. If I don’t stretch immediately there’s too much of a chance that I won’t and it’s most effective soon after a run. I’ve added foam rolling my groin. Seriously needed and feels great!
⇒ Shower and make a smoothie.
⇒ Comfortable clothes, compression socks or calf sleeves and with any luck, relax. Ideally, time to read. If there’s little time to relax I just wear the compression for the rest of the day.
I sometimes run in compression socks or sleeves depending on how I feel and the distance, but I always use compression for recovery after a long run. The benefits are many but, more importantly, I love how it feels.
Quality compression feels like a massage!
I recently tried ProCompression Marathon Socks. When I put them on the first time just to see how they feel my family was waiting to go to dinner. They felt too good! My family got impatient with having to wait. It was interesting to learn that true graduated compression promotes circulation by pushing fluid up from your feet and ankles to toward your knees. This design also helps reduce swelling and inflamation while providing critical support to muscles and tendons.
Key Features of ProCompression:
- True Graduated Compression
- Arch support with just the right about of compression
- Stabilization zone thru the sides to mid foot. Helps provide foot bed comfort.
- Open toe box so it will not keep your toes too tight.
- Wide cuff for added comfort.
- Moisture wicking materials
- No blisters!
The post-run stretch routine seems longer than it is. I’m at the point now that it requires little thought and I’m done before I know it. The TV helps! Then it’s smoothie, compression and relaxing time!
Try this routine. You’ll feel great and rejuvenated…I [almost] guarantee it!
If you’ve considered trying compression now is the time. Use the discount code “PINK” for 40% off your entire purchase at the PRO Compression online store.
What is your recovery routine? Has it changed over the years? Have you tried compression?
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