a couple weeks ago i won a giveaway from
a pair of CEP Compression socks!! i barely knew what compression socks even were, this is what i read...
Give yourself an edge with CEP Running Progressive Compression Sports Socks featuring 18-25mmHg compression. All the same great features as the original CEP Running O2 Sports Socks, but with a sleek new design. Used by professional triathletes around the world, CEP running socks are the first scientifically proven compression running socks to maximize power, boost energy, and speed recovery time.
CEP Running O2 Sportsocks maximize muscle oxygenation and boost energy with CEP's unparalleled scientifically optimized ultimate compression technology for all-day benefits. You’ll run with less effort, increased speed, decreased recovery time, reduced fatigue and optimized performance.after measuring my calf and choosing my color, a week later i received these babies...
The days of wearing socks “solely” to protect feet from blistering are over. CEP compression sportsocks are the first truly functional compression sport socks with a patented pressure flow technology that provide a scientifically proven increase in blood circulation and a consequent increase in performance. In addition to blister prevention, CEP socks provide more oxygen, more energy, an improved metabolization of lactic acid, and faster recovery so you can return to training quicker than ever.(cep website)
they came at the perfect time, i just finished a 10 mile run so i opened 'em up and squeezed my feet into them. they were not the easiest thing to put on, maybe i should have watched this first,
my legs felt pretty good, the socks were definitely tight, but my leg cramps seemed to really lessen with them on.
i went to bed with them on (don't know if i was supposed to) and when i woke up my legs felt great. i wore them again a week later. i put them on as soon as i finished the "race for the roses" half marathon, my legs were pretty sore and it felt good to have the tightness from the compression on them. last monday i ran for the first time with them on, i did 13 miles and they felt great. i was a little nervous because i only run in drymax socks but the CEP compression socks felt fine.
i definitely love my socks, they feel great, help my legs recover faster, and they were free!!
boy this modeling is hard work:)