Saturday, May 23, 2009

CEP Socks Update

Earlier in the month in the post "Not Just for Grandma Anymore!", I reviewed CEP Compression Running Socks as a means for quicker recovery. CEP running socks are the first scientifically proven compression running socks to maximize power, boost energy, and speed recovery time. CEP Running O2 Sportsocks maximize muscle oxygenation and boost energy with CEP's compression technology for all-day benefits. The company says that you’ll run with less effort, increased speed, decreased recovery time, reduced fatigue and optimized performance.

I tested the socks for recovery purposes and was extremely pleased. To read that review [click here]. Derek, the president of the company encouraged me to try the socks while running too. So that's what I did this past week. I ran an 9-miler and a 5-miler wearing the socks. Both times I was pleasantly surprised with how good they felt. It's hard to describe, but your legs, the calves especially, just felt solid. I suppose that's due to the compression. My calves, especially the left one tends to tighten up, especially on longer runs. I experienced no tightening on the 9-miler.
The 5-miler I ran was a very last-minute kind of run. My daughter has been home sick for the past three days, so I haven't been able to run. On Thursday, however, my 13-year old daughter offered to watch her little sister, if I wanted to run. I wasn't sure which to be happier over, that my 13-year old offered to watch her little sister without any prompting or the fact that I was able to run. Both were great! So, I yanked on my CEP Socks and running shoes and flew out the door. I decided to make this a 5-miler a tempo run so I could get back to my nursing duties. Man, I'm not sure if it was the adrenaline rush from being able to run, or the socks, but between the two, I was quit speedy! I felt the same support as on the long run.

After each run, I took a quick shower and put the socks back on for a couple of hours for recovery. My kids tease me about my new black "dress socks" that I wear around the house (my CEP Socks are black). I really did have strong reservations about wearing "socks" when running and how effective they'd be, but I'm a believer now.
The chart at the left shows you the benefits of wearing CEP Socks and how they compare to the competition.
If you're interested in getting your own pair, now is the time! CEP Socks is offering the readers of RunnerDude's Blog a special 10% discount. The company has a great 30-day money back guarantee, which is great so you can test them out and see what you think with really nothing to lose. If you'd like to take advantage of the discount, just click on the special RunnerDude CEP Sock button on the right-hand side under the "Runners Market." While you're at the Runners Market area, also check out PaceTat, The Stick, and RoadID for some other really cool and useful running products.

12 comments:

Rookie on the Run said...

Do you HAVE to wear them while running to benefit? I can't imagine running in warm/hot weather with long socks. I would totally love them for after a run!

Thanks for the review. You rock!

Oh, and congrats on your 13 year old offering to watch her younger sister! That alone, is something to celebrate. :D

Missy said...

I love me some compression sox, during, after, whatever - no matter the weather.

RunnerDude said...

Hey Rookie on the Run! Nope, you don't have to wear them when running. I believe when you where them while running, it helps with your performance, even cutting some time. But, you can also wear them afterwards to help speed up recovery. Or you could do both! Very versatile!

RunnerDude said...

Hey Missy! The are pretty great. You know it was a pretty warm afternoon when I wore them for the 8-miler and I really didn't notice them being too warm.

Jamoosh said...

I can't wait to try them for running. I compared the CEP sock to the Recovery Sock last week and actually chose the Recovery Sock over the CEP. Of course, that's only after one wearing each and I am still recovering from an injury so a another comparison will be in order down the road.

RunnerDude said...

Hey Jamoosh! I've heard of Recovery Socks but have not used them. Really pleased with CEP for during and after. Give em a try for during running and see what you think. Keep me posted!Oh yea, welcome to the blog!

Nick said...

I can tell you that I love my compression socks. I ran a 50k in them and never felt better.
I have the Sugoi brand, but would like to try these CEP brand just to compare.

Nick said...

One more thing, check out my blog header. You'll get to see my compression socks in action during my 50k!

RunnerDude said...

Hey Nick! Yep, give CEP Socks a try. You're gonna like them a lot.

RunnerDude said...

Hey Nick, I checked out the blog header. Pretty cool pick. Awesome muddy shoes!!

NoMeatAthlete said...

Very interesting. I'm so skeptical of this kind of stuff, but it seems that a lot of people are really on board with these CEP socks now. I'm going to have to give them a try sometime. Great post!

RunnerDude said...

Hey NoMeatAthlete! I really like them for the recovery aspects.