Random Thoughts

Magic Pants

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!



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