I just need to put this out there:
|See that big chunk of red? That's where I used to live|
This confirms that - even with everything I've been going through with our new house - moving to Florida was the best decision I ever made. No more of this:
|When the airports open, NJ friends, come on down, we'll go to Disney.|
Alright, so it's still a little cold here - enough to make an outdoor run unenjoyable without the right gear. Since I last wrote about not being in our house yet, and not having access to any winter clothes, I bought compression arm sleeves from Running Skirts. They had a flash sale where they sent me three sets for cheap, I just had to be willing to take whatever colors and patterns they sent me. I find that they do provide some nice added warmth, but not enough to feel comfortable at 38 degrees.
|I'm really digging that leopard print.|
What's the deal with compression gear, anyway? This article provides a good overview, but to summarize, compression leads to improved blood flow leads to more oxygen getting to your muscles. So that *should* lead to improved performance, but results are inconclusive.
The last book I read on the topic (Primal Endurance by Mark Sisson*) suggested compression gear provides a lot of benefit for recovery, but wearing compression socks while running will minimize muscle vibrations that contribute to soreness.
Here's my experience - I ran last year's Star Wars half marathon with Zensah compression leg sleeves* - and my legs felt so much better, happier, and less fatigued than any other half marathon I had run before. I had run 6 miles the day prior, and hopped a 5-hour red-eye across the country back home that very evening... and felt ready to run again the next day.
So compression. I'm a fan.
*Amazon Affiliate Link. This means that if you click a link to Amazon through my site and buy something, I may earn a commission. Much obliged.
Today's Exercise: 90 min Treadmill run @ Globo Gym. The treadmill display was broken and didn't give me my per mile time, but I didn't realize it until I was pretty for into my run. Average pace - 16:40
|3 eggs with spinach, onion, and cheddar, coffee||Breakfast was more like brunch...||HC Latte||Chili, tea|