|3rd place AG medal Gold Rush 5k|
|2012 Joplin Memorial Run poster, bib and medal|
|My tribute to J-Town|
|(L to R) Matt, Eric, me, Jody, Shannon and David|
A note on my recovery. My experience with compression socks/sleeves is limited (until yesterday) to the Zensah compression sleeves. I had used them both during and post run. For use during runs I did not notice any real difference in either performance or how I felt. However, for recovery use I thought they did help speed things along a bit.
Yesterday I ran a half marathon. No big deal, right? Well, there was that stress fracture, the 10 weeks of no running, the tendonitis in my shin and my paltry training for the half I mentioned above. Everything below the waist felt beat up after the race yesterday. Mostly my quads and lower calves. I removed my Brooks ST Racer shoes (big thumbs up again on these) and slipped into my Sole sandals. I just bought a pair of these and really like them. Great post race option offering plenty of support and comfort. I would wear them for most of the remainder of the day.
I used the compression sleeves in the car on the way home, took a shower, put them back on and left them on until bedtime. After another shower I slipped on my Vitalsox brand full compression socks. They look ambiguously gay being bright, neon green and coming all the way up just above my knees. It’s now 7am and I just took them off. I fully expected to be hobbling around this morning. My feet and calves feel fine? Yep. Just a touch of soreness in my quads. I am quite surprised and totally sold on the combination. Now time for some active recovery, I’m thinking a little walk, some pool time and rolling.