Thursday, November 25, 2010
A couple of years ago, after reading some stuff about compression stockings and benefits when running and cycling. I gave it some thought, and then came the test. No, not running or biking - flying. I had to fly to California (cross country) to give a talk - and fly back the next day. I was wearing my compression tights - and what a difference they made. Last year I flew to Europe and I did the same thing. (I haven't driven long enough to make it worthwhile).
From some of the podcasts I have listened to where Ironman participants are interviewed, it appears there is little advantage to use them during competition. You will see some use them during the run - but they primarily use calf guards. However, if you run half marathon distance or more - if you do long distance bicycling - skiing .. or ... traveling - I can highly recommend you use compression tights.
Unfortunately they are not inexpensive, but deals can be found. Recently I tried to use a compression top - I will share that at a later date.