Compression kit

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Apr 2018
8:23pm, 15 Apr 2018
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I'm running my first half marathon in three weeks (omg!) And wonder if I would benefit from compression kit. Maybe leggings or shorts and long socks? I am ok running 10k or so but when I ran 2x 7k laps in Jan I noticed my legs were aching a lot at the end. Would compression shorts help or are they more for wearing after the run?
Apr 2018
9:05pm, 15 Apr 2018
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There's no scientific evidence (that I know of) to support the use of compression clothing, but it can sooth aching muscles after exercise in my experience. This may be a placebo effect though....
A quick look at your training suggests the pain is likely caused by your 'low' running volume (it's all relative). If you try to run a full weeks mileage in one session, it's going to be sore ;)
Apr 2018
9:15pm, 15 Apr 2018
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Haha no my miles are very low compared to some of you guys. I am realistic to know I won't get a full half distance in before the event and also equally realistic to know I will probably end up run walking. I was just curious I guess as to people's experiences as seen lots of people running in local events with shorts and long (I assumed they were compression) socks

I am hoping to get a few more 10k in before the event at least.

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