Thursday, June 18, 2009

Recovery Socks and Runs

I haven't posted in over a week. I had family in town and if I did post it would bore you, because we have been swamped with trying to get my 2 year old potty trained. She knows what she is doing but is still scared thus making it stressful for me.

Anyways, this past week I have been trying out a pair of Recovery Socks that I was sent to review and am really excited to tell you about it. I have a review all written, but I want to get some pictures uploaded so look for that review tomorrow.

On the note of recovery I wanted to talk about my recovery runs. As I have learned in the past few months, running slower has been the key to getting my mileage in. I hate seeing a slow pace on my Garmin so I speed up and then I feel the results of it later on, big no no. So this week, I have been focused on hitting my paces and to incorporate a good recovery. I did 11 miles on Tuesday, 13 yesterday, and today I had a 5 mile recovery run scheduled. Based on last week's sore legs, I was ready to skip today's 5 mile run. Between my new recovery socks and slowing down, I can say, I ran a very slow 5 miles today and my legs feel good, as if I didn't run today. I also did the run on the treadmill, so that my feet could avoid the pounding on the pavement. I have been worried that I wouldn't be able to keep up with 6 days of running every week, so this is my test. So far so good, and I will be able to report more after my long run on Sunday. So slow down and don't be afraid of that slower number!


Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

6 days a week!! Wow lady!

I have TROUBLEs going slow, I feel worse when I do believe it or not.

I am interested in the recovery socks, interested to hear your thoughts.

aron said...

I definitely agree on the recovery runs. in my last training cycle I finally slowed it down a bit and it really helped me out. Now I am attempting to do that on long runs too. Its not easy but its worth it!

mamasweeds said...

You are so right, I am definitely afraid of that slower number. Every run doesn't have to be a fast run, I need to remember that.

Can't wait to hear about these socks! I'm always on the look out for new gear, I'm curious to hear how socks can aid in recovery!

NoMeatAthlete said...

I've heard so many good reviews about the recovery socks, I can't wait to hear what you think of them!