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katluvr2010-05-01 09:39:10 +0000 #1
So has this already be discussed? I know Susan has a pair she was wearing after her long runs.

I am thinking about getting a pair. TE has the Zoot brand.

Any other recommendations. I don't think I will run in them -- but definitely want a pair for after those runs.
Crankin2010-05-01 09:53:09 +0000 #2
My former exchange student son, who was a pro for 3 years, wore them religiously after a hard ride or race. I made fun of him for running around the house wearing "stockings," but apparently they have quite a following. I would love to see some real scientific evidence that they do something. Anything to help this old body.
tjf92010-05-01 10:25:19 +0000 #3
Love them! I started with socks (and here's a tip, you can find "medical" compression socks for diabetics for waaaay cheaper than the athletic ones) and used them after long runs.

After a while, I noticed that where I really tend to get sore in my quads and hip flexors so decided to try the 2XU tights. I love them! I always feel better after wearing them. Highly recommended!
rocknrollgirl2010-05-01 09:58:50 +0000 #4
I use Skins tights and I love them
roadie gal2010-05-01 10:15:34 +0000 #5
2+ on cheap medical compression socks rather than the expensive "athletic" ones for recovery. Get the 10-15mm ones rather than the 20mm or higher compression if you go this route. You don't need it that high.
Delta72010-05-01 10:09:55 +0000 #6
+3 on compression socks (got some from Walgreens). My legs were sore after my 10K run this weekend. I wore them today, and my legs feel great.
colby2010-05-01 10:06:07 +0000 #7
I was checking out the TE review on the Zoot CompressRX tights, and the sizing is based on your calf/thigh/waist measurement. My waist is a good 1 size smaller than my calf/thigh measurement. :P Weird choice of sizing for athletic people. I guess I'll end up with a pair of tights that are big in the waist but make my thighs and calves feel great

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