How Compression Helps You Be A Better Runner

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary pair of compression socks from Tiux in exchange for a review. All opinions, as always, are my own.

When I first started running and training for my first race my body didn’t know what to do with itself. My leg muscles were being used more than they had ever been used. While training I became familiar with some common running injuries. Specifically shinsplints and tight calf muscles. As a new runner I turned to my good friend, Google, to see how I could alleviate these injuries and make my runs more comfortable. That’s when I learned about compression socks. 

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Compression socks were my BEST running accessory while training, especially for long distances. I’m just now getting back into running and once again I’m relying on compression socks as my muscles get used to the motions of running again. That’s why I was thrilled to receive a pair of new compression socks from Tiux. Tiux is a small startup that sells performance compression socks exclusively online. Since they cut out the middleman, retail stores, etc. their socks get shipped directly to you for only $35 AND free shipping. Not bad, right? Plus, they come in some pretty awesome colors.

If you’ve never tried compression socks before here are some reasons why I LOVE them:

1. They help your muscles recover faster.

Some people wear their compression socks during a run and after their, or just during their run. I do both. I wear them about 1-2 hours after my run and I definitely notice a difference in my muscles not being as sore than if I hadn’t worn them. The compression helps to reduce lactic acid build up in your muscles and improves circulation. Plus, they’re really comfy!

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2. They help you run better.

If you’re legs are sore from yesterday’s run and you still need to fit a few miles in the next day just slip on compression socks to help alleviate the soreness and enjoy your run. 

3. They protect your feet and legs.

Compression socks are great coverage for your legs if you’re prone to scrapes, bumps, getting dirty, getting bit by bugs, etc. They also help with chafing, which sometimes happens when wearing ankle socks.

4. They keep you warm on cool days.

We are a LONG way away from cool days here in FL, but when they do come around compression socks are a great way to help keep your legs warm. I wear them over running leggings, as well as with shorts.

5. They just plain look cool!

Stand out during your next race or be the talk of your running club when you show up with awesome, colorful compression socks!

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These Tiux compression socks gave great compression and are really comfortable. It may be silly, but my favorite part about them is their color! I am a big fan of the purple/pink combo. If you want to get your hands on a pair of these awesome compression socks check out Tiux at tiux.co.

Do you wear compression socks?

 

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