So I’m two weeks out from VT and up until now I thought my legs were hating on me from that hellacious run. As it turns out I think it’s my new CW-X compression pants that are tiring my legs out. Why do I think this? Because I ran this week without them and my legs were not nearly as tired feeling as they are when I have these pants on.
If you think about it, it makes sense. Put pressure around your bicep and then try to lift something repetitively. It’s much harder. It’s like using a weight sled or a parachute trainer to increase your speed. I hadn’t given it much thought until I just couldn’t figure out why my legs would still be complaining about that race. So now, do I keep using them hoping they strengthen my leg muscles? Do I only use them for long runs? I think both actually because even though it’s much harder to run in these, it will make next season easier I think. I’m all for that so HAIL to the compression! I’ve already signed up for a half marathon in March so this winter with these pants should prove useful. In a way these are like Jacks magic beans. They looked like ordinary beans but then they grew into something amazingly magic. They are my magic pants!