The Pink Does It!

The Pink Does It!

I was intending to do my second run this week yesterday morning but after a very restless night decided to postpone to this morning - despite the fact that I have started running regularly on a Sundays.

After a really good night's sleep I awoke feeling fine and raring to go. I did the C25K+ Stamina podcast and must be doing something right - I felt able to do a quick spurt for the last 30 seconds. Haven't been able to do that before after 35 minutes running.

Put it down to the new Ascis Gel shoes and pink compression socks.

6 Replies

  • New shoes! They're fab! I need some pink socks to go with my new shoes too, where did you get those?

    Well done on completing Stamina, I love those podcasts they've made such a difference to my running x

  • So what do the go-faster pink compression socks actually compress?

  • My lower leg. I had an ache in the front of my legs on Tuesday so, on the advice of a seasoned runner, changed my shoes and bought the socks (£5.50 from Amazon).

    My old shoes had run for many miles and didn't owe me anything.

  • They are definitely pink :D lovely shoes :D and a great run ,well done

  • Love 'em and the socks ! Looks the dogs wotsits that :-) xxx

  • They compress your feet! LOL

    Seriously though, I would Google for a comprehensive explanation about compression and what clothing is supposed to offer us runners, as if you ask 10 people you will get 10 different answers. The jury is out about whether it actually works or not but I think there is a raft of evidence to say there's something in it. You hear lots of people are advised to wear compression socks on long air journeys to prevent DVT. I think runners wear them to support the veins in their legs, keep them warm etc

    I wear a compression top for its thermal properties. It keeps me warm to the point where I want to keep it on all day while I'm out and about, and working in the garden or hiking. I got mine cheap as chips from Aldi but it's a fab piece of kit. Tight at first but you get used to it

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