Piloxing class -
Ran outside -
slower, easier miles
I took Bri’s 6am Piloxing class and it was a fun sweatfest. I really like the jumping around cardio part as well as the barre/Pilates movements. It’s a good totally different from running workout.
But you know my first love is celebrity gossip. And my second love is running so I ran 10 easy miles after Piloxing. My legs were burnt out tired so the first 5 miles were around 9:00 pace and the second 5 were closer to 8:30s.
SOCKS VS SLEEVES: READER QUESTION
I think it all comes down to personal choice – both work well so use whichever you prefer. (I personally like compression socks better than sleeves, but I have and wear both.)
That being said, there are some benefits to sleeves:
1. You can wear your own socks with them.
If you’re particular about your running sock, you can still use it. Or run sockless in Vibrams, etc. If I’m not wearing compression socks, I only run in Drymax running socks so that’s a nice benefit.
2. They’re cheaper and easier to re-wear.
Pro’s sleeves are on sale right now for $30 ($10 off) so you can get a pair for $20 less than socks. Also, because your calves probably aren’t sweating as much as your feet, you could re-wear them more often than socks.
I can’t wear socks more than once without washing them… that funk feet thing I have going on.
3. You can change into dry socks a lot quicker.
Maybe you’re competing in a triathlon and need to change socks during a transition: it’s a lot easier to pull off a footie sock and just leave the sleeves on. Or if you’re hiking/trail running and want to change your socks.
4. You won’t look like a tool as much when you’re recovering in them.
Super important stuff: you can wear sandals or open-toed shoes with sleeves and not look like a megaturd.
Ran 13.5 miles yesterday and then went to a meeting… while compressing:
The hus told me I was wearing them wrong, as if he knows anything about anything, so I moved the grey to the back and instantly felt so much cooler.
I’m such a hipster.
It’s hard being this cool… where’s my fedora and horn-rimmed glasses?!
OTHER STUFF YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT
Don’t forget tomorrow is the free Run Like a Girl fun run at the Laguna Hills Road Runner Sports. You probably won’t want to come if you don’t like free stuff, women or running.
Today’s the last chance to enter the CLICK summer giveaway.
I’m drinking some right now and would show you a picture but I have a huge pimple on my nose. not kidding.
You can register here and read more about the event.