If you plan to participate in the Free Press Talmer Bank Marathon on Sunday, Oct. 18, make sure your legs are ready.
As you’ve trained for the race, you may have noticed a growing number of runners wearing compression stockings and wondered if they’re right for you.
Because running is a high-impact activity, runners often experience vein swelling, which can result in leg aching, throbbing, heaviness or fatigue. Many runners are wearing compression socks to help them recover from the stress a long run puts on their legs. The snug-fitting, knee-high socks are meant to increase circulation and reduce lactic acid build-up. Some runners wear compression socks while training and racing while others use them after a run. Continue reading