Friday, October 1, 2010

CEP Compression Sock Review....and giveaway!

I've read great things about compression socks, and have been eager to try them. So I was excited when I came home the other day to find a package from sportscompression.com on my doorstep, containing a pair of pink CEP compression socks to test out!


If you aren't familiar, compression socks and sleeves are used to help with muscle recovery either during or after exercise. The compression increases circulation, which flushes out lactic acid, thus helping to improve your performance. They also support muscles that have been injured, like shin splints or dreaded plantar fasciitis (which I've dealt with on and off for years now), by reducing the muscle vibration in the tissue.  You can read more about the advantages on CEP's website, http://www.cepcompression.com/.

I put the running socks on as soon as I got them out of the box to see how they would feel, I noticed right off how smooth they are, the stitch at the top didn't bug my toes at all. After a few minutes my legs started to feel lighter, the socks were tight to put on, but they felt good.

Sports Compression suggests that you wear them for 4 - 6 hours after activity, I ran 8 miles yesterday, and put the socks on right after I finished. I had to do a bunch of errands, and get Eliza to story time, so I waited to take a shower (it was raining so I figured I could get away with looking a bit skanky), threw my sweats on over the socks and got to it. My legs felt good all afternoon, I took the socks off at dinnertime when I finally got in the shower. By the time the Biggest Loser started, I put them back on because my legs were getting tired, and they immediately felt better.

I usually have a rest day after a run longer than 8 miles, but today when I got up, I felt like I could go for a run! I think the socks are great, I think I'm going to wear them on a run later in the week to see how they work while running, plus now that it's getting cooler they'll be a great addition to my fall running gear.

Thanks to David at sportscompression.com, here is a chance to win a pair of CEP Compression Running socks, AND if you can't wait to get a pair, you can use the following discount code on sportscompression.com for 15% off your order.  Use code: BLOG15.

To enter the giveaway, please go to sportscompression.com, click around, and let me know what you would like to try out.

For additional entries (please leave a separate comment for each) you may:

1. Be a friend of my blog, or become one

2. Follow CEP on facebook here, or twitter, here

3. Share the giveaway info, by blog, twitter, facebook, etc.

4. Let me know what your favorite running distance is.

Giveaway ends at midnight EST on Sunday October 10th.

*Note, I was provided with a pair of Compression socks for this review, my thoughts on the product are my own.

302 comments:

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Big Daddy Diesel said...

We are BFF's already on blogger

Big Daddy Diesel said...

Already a friend CEP on facebook ( I freaking love compression!!!!!)

Big Daddy Diesel said...

My favorite distance is any distance right now, I am sick and tired of my injury, its just flared up again when I tried running after the season is over. If I was healthy, 10k, heathly, whats that HMPFFF!!!!

track coach and adorable wife said...

I so want the pink ones, like so bad!

track coach and adorable wife said...

I am a follower

track coach and adorable wife said...

I like cep on fb

track coach and adorable wife said...

I posted the giveaway on my blog

track coach and adorable wife said...

So far a 5k is my favorite distance. I am more of a sprinter!

Rae said...

I'd love the pink ones!

J said...

I so want the pink ones! Although the black ones would be great so I could wear them to work under my pants in the winter!

J said...

My favorite running distance has to be 7 miles! It is not too far but not too short! And it is a totally doable run before work!

Rae said...

I'm a follower!

Rae said...

Linked on my blog!

Rae said...

I love 5Ks, but now I'm starting to go longer. I've reached 7 miles today!

Elizabeth said...

I like the compression shorts probably because my hip and butt muscles still need special care from previous injury.

Elizabeth said...

Already a follower of your journey.

Sheridan Lee said...

I love the pink ones...or the lime green...

Sheridan Lee said...

Already a follower...

Sheridan Lee said...

Already like CEP on Facebook...

Sheridan Lee said...

Posted on my blog...

Sheridan Lee said...

Facebooked it...

Kimberly said...

I am a friend of the blog ...

Sheridan Lee said...

My favorite distance is a long one...anything beyond 3-4 miles, that's for me. My mojo doesn't really start going until then!

Kimberly said...

I follow CEP Compression on Twitter (@redheadrunswild)

Kimberly said...

I joined CEP on FB.

Becka said...

I'm a follower!

Becka said...

I follow CEP on FB

Runners Fuel said...

I'm a follower

Becka said...

Favorite racing distance is half marathon!

Kimberly said...

I think my fave distance is 8 miles. It's far enough that I felt like I did something but not so far that I'm pooped for the day.

Carly said...

I'm a follower.

Carly said...

I've only done a 10K once, but I really liked that distance.

Carly said...

linking you on my sidebar

Runners Fuel said...

I like them on facebook

Runners Fuel said...

Posted on my blog

Runners Fuel said...

my favorite distance right now is 6 miles, but I'm excited for my 1/2 next year.

Brittney said...

I'm a follower of your blog!

Brittney said...

I follow you on Twitter!

Brittney said...

I'm not sure what my favorite running distance is, but I'm excited for my upcoming half marathon and loved my last one. I feel like that's a great distance to train for because it's challenging, but doable.

Brittney said...

I tweeted the giveaway!

Brittney said...

I want these pink ones!!
CEP Run & Recover Compression Socks- Women

Kovas Palubinskas said...

I'm a follower

Kovas Palubinskas said...

I like CEP on FB

Kovas Palubinskas said...

I follow CEP on Twitter

Kovas Palubinskas said...

My favorite running distance right now is 10 miles

Pam said...

I just bought the pink ones. Now I want some green ones!

Pam said...

I follow your blog.

Pam said...

I posted this on my sidebar.

The Turtle said...

I follow.

The Turtle said...

The pink ones would go well with my obnoxiously pink shoes.

Pam said...

So far my favorite distance is the half marathon.

Julie said...

Hi Molly,
Yes, I am a faithful follower!

Julie said...

I personally like the black or the hot pink babies:)

Julie said...

My favorite race is the ten mile:)

Wells L said...

I really could have sworn I was already a follower, but it appears I wasn't official - but I am now (number 498).
mystorychapter2.blogspot.com

Wells L said...

I have posted your give away on the sidebar of my blog under "win this".

mystorychapter2.blogspot.com

Wells L said...

I think I like the 10K - but the 10 miler is really becoming a new enjoyment.

mystorychapter2.blogspot.com

Wells L said...

I really like the pink ones - nifty!

mystorychapter2.blogspot.com

Zoë said...

I really love the pink CEP socks, but the CEP compression shorts sound divine!

Zoë said...

I'm a follower/friend! ;)

Zoë said...

I "like" CEP on Facebook

Zoë said...

Added this giveaway to my blog:
http://www.runzoerun.com/p/giveaways.html

misszippy said...

Hey Molly--I already have some and love them, so don't enter me, but I'm going to post on my blog!

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Teamarcia said...

I am a follower!

Teamarcia said...

I'd love to try out a calf sleeve for my ornery achilles. Moo!

Teamarcia said...

Because I'm tired and in the taper I'm gonna say my fave distance is 5k

Teamarcia said...

Already follow CEP on twitter and FB

Teamarcia said...

I linked you on my blog

Teamarcia said...

and I tweeted @teamarcia

Canadian runner said...

I am follower of your blog!

Canadian runner said...

I posted your giveaway on my blog side bar

Canadian runner said...

I follow CEP on twitter

Canadian runner said...

I tweeted it @canadianrunner9

Canadian runner said...

At the moment, I am training for my second 1/2 marathon in two months... so my tired legs like the 10km distance

Canadian runner said...

I would love a pair of the compression socks.. pink preferred. I would also like to try the calf sleeves.

chris mcpeake said...

black ones
I am a follower of your blog
favorite distance is 50k trails

~Andrea~ said...

I am a follower :)

~Andrea~ said...

I am now following CEP on FB

~Andrea~ said...

I also like 10 miles. I feel like it is a great distance for a workout and plenty of time to get my clear thinking done and short enough that my mind doesn't go crazy :)

Penguin1979 said...

I follow your blog ;)

Penguin1979 said...

I would looooove some compression socks in blue for my shins

Penguin1979 said...

my fav race distance would have to be 10k, not too long and not too short

Karen said...

I'm a follower.

Karen said...

I already like CEP on facebook.

Karen said...

I'm not sure I've been racing long enough to really have a favorite distance. So far I've run 2 miles, 5Ks, 10Ks, and a half-marathon. The half was most rewarding, but I don't think I could absolutely say it's my favorite. Ask me again in 6 months.

Karen said...

I like the lime green socks!

Kristin said...

Ok Ive been soo looking at buying a pair of these PINK ones!!

Kristin said...

Favorite Running distance is Definately a 13.1~~

Michelle said...

I so want a pair of these in the bright lime green!

Michelle said...

I already follow CEP on twitter

Michelle said...

I'm already a follower!

Michelle said...

I linked you on my blog

Michelle said...

Still trying to find my favorite distance - I'll let you know after my 10k!

mommaof3ontherun said...

I'm a follower

mommaof3ontherun said...

I follow CEP on fb

mommaof3ontherun said...

I folow CEP on twitter

mommaof3ontherun said...

Not sure about favorite distance...anything is good:-)

dclugston said...

I'd love to get a pair of compression socks...any color

dclugston said...

I follow your blog already

dclugston said...

I already follow CEP on FB and Twitter

Meredith said...

Love the pink compression socks!

Meredith said...

I'm a follower!

Meredith said...

Joined CEP on Facebook!

Meredith said...

Favorite running distance... I think I'd have to say anything over 8. And actually, really starting to love my mile repeats and tempos at the track.

Paige (Two Runners And A Brown Dog) said...

I would love to have a pair of the white CEP compression socks. I have some pink ones (another brand). I like the pink, but I think the white is old school (which I love) and will go with more of my running shorts!

Paige (Two Runners And A Brown Dog) said...

I follow your blog!

Paige (Two Runners And A Brown Dog) said...

My favorite distance is five miles. It's long enough to make me really tired, but short enough that I'm not too sore/tired the next day.

Courtney @ I CAN DO THIS said...

I'm a follower =)

Courtney @ I CAN DO THIS said...

I follow CEP on FB

Courtney @ I CAN DO THIS said...

I linked to your giveaway on my blog

Courtney @ I CAN DO THIS said...

My favorite LR distance is 10 miles, and I think my new favorite race distance is a half marathon because it's such a challenge for me.

Courtney @ I CAN DO THIS said...

Cool website. I would like to try the running shorts, and obviously the pink socks!

Kelley said...

Green socks are a must have!

Kelley said...

I am a follower

ajh said...

I want the calf socks.

Forward Foot Strides said...

I like the running compression shorts!

ajh said...

I'm a follower.

Forward Foot Strides said...

I'm a friend. :-)

ajh said...

My favorite running distance is 6 miles. Favorite race distance is half marathon.

Forward Foot Strides said...

I follow CEP on twitter!

Forward Foot Strides said...

I linked to your contest in my giveaway section.

Forward Foot Strides said...

I don't really have a favourite distance for training. But for events...anything that comes with a medal!

Angie Bishop said...

I follow!

Angie Bishop said...

10 miles is my favorite distance and I am not sure on a race distance yet. I need to run some more and I will get back to you ;)

Angie Bishop said...

i follow CEP on twitter

Angie Bishop said...

I follow on facebook too

Angie Bishop said...

I posted a link to my blogs sidebar

Angie Bishop said...

I tweeted!
@BarefootAngieBee

Iron Mike said...

You wear pink compression socks all day and no picture?
Nice review though, I'm pretty interested in how they work, because sounds like they did wonders for you.
Actually, they probably wouldn't even fit over my calves damnit.
Anyway, I'm a follower and if I win, I'll run my favorite distance which is 4 miles (because I have a nice little 4 mile loop from my house).

Sarah said...

I am now following!

Sarah said...

I like CEP on FB.

Sarah said...

on my blog.

Sarah said...

5K.

Pretend this is real... said...

I'm a new friend of your blog (those pink recovery socks are nice!)

Pretend this is real... said...

I like CEP on FB.

Pretend this is real... said...

I posted the giveaway info on my blog.

Pretend this is real... said...

Favorite running distance this year? The marathon. Definitely.

Zaneta said...

I would definitely love to try out the CEP compression socks!

Zaneta said...

I follow your blog! :)

Zaneta said...

I follow CEP on twitter AND facebook :)

Zaneta said...

I posted your giveaway on my blog!

Zaneta said...

so far my favorite distance is the half marathon! :)

mindysmarathon said...

I following now!

mindysmarathon said...

right now my favorite distance is 10k, but after January it may be the Half.

mindysmarathon said...

I like CEP on Facebook.

mindysmarathon said...

I posted a link on my blog!

Cole said...

I like ALL of it on their site! But if I had to choose just one I'd go with the white socks...or the pink ones lol

Cole said...

my favorite distance is 1/2 marathon. Long enough to feel acomplished, short enough to not kill myself (but I"ll still do 26.2 every now and then!)

Cole said...

I'm already a follower!

Cole said...

tweeted it!

Cole said...

following CEP on twiter

Cole said...

mentioned it on facebook

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

I would totally love to try a pair of compression shorts. My quads are always so tired! But $130 is kind of steep for some shorts.

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

I am a follower!

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

I like CEP on FB!

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

You are linked on my sidebar!

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

My favorite race distance is the 8K. I can hold my 5K speed for the distance and always finish feeling strong!

Suzi said...

I would LOVE the pink compression socks!

Suzi said...

I'm a new friend.

Suzi said...

I posted a link on my blog.

Suzi said...

I follow CEP on Twitter.

Suzi said...

I like the 5k. I enjoy any race, but the short, sweet 5k is my favorite.

Suzy said...

Great giveaway! I so need a pair of these. I'm a faithful follower.

Suzy said...

I'm a fan on FB.

Suzy said...

My favorite distance is a half marathon! 5Ks are too short, 10Ks I'm just getting into a groove. I've never run a 15K so I have to say a half marathon.

*~* *~* Tracy said...

I really want the pink compression socks. Actually today I NEED them after running a hilly 13.1!

*~* *~* Tracy said...

I'm follower!

*~* *~* Tracy said...

I like CEP on FB

*~* *~* Tracy said...

I linked this on my blog

*~* *~* Tracy said...

My fav distance.... before today I would have said 13.1, but my legs are mad at me so I'll say 6.2 so that maybe they'll talk to me again.

Colleen said...

I'm a friend...

Colleen said...

I am a follower on FB of CEP

Colleen said...

My favorite running distance is probably 10 miles. It's short enough to not be dead for the rest of the day, but long enough to feel good. And you can push it still at that distance!

Cynthia O'H said...

I'm a follower.

Cynthia O'H said...

I follow CEP on Twitter.

Cynthia O'H said...

My favorite running distance is 10 miles, but it is quickly becoming the half-marathon.

Cynthia O'H said...

Posting to my giveaways.

Cynthia O'H said...

And tweeting.

The Green Girl said...

I'm a follower! And I'd love some green compression socks. ::grins::

Alanna said...

I really want the green compression socks.

Alanna said...

I'm already a follower!

Alanna said...

Linked to my sidebar @ running42km.blogspot.com

Alanna said...

So far my favourite distance is the half marathon, but that's only because I haven't run the full yet. Ask me again in a week!

Jill said...

I am a follower - yay!

Jill said...

Favorite distance is definitely the marathon!

Jill said...

I "liked' on FB!!! :)

Kelly said...

Holy cow...you've got a lot of comments on this one! I would choose either the calf sleeves or the pink compression socks.

Kelly said...

I am a follower, natch.

Kelly said...

Followed CEP on twitter.

Kelly said...

Posted this giveaway on twitter.

blissfulrunner said...

I've had my eye on the pink ones for ages!

blissfulrunner said...

I'm a follower

blissfulrunner said...

My favorite distance is probably the 10k -- just long enough to feel like an accomplishment, but still with a short recovery time.

chasingdownadream said...

Checked out CEP's site and I would love to try out either the green or pink compression socks.

chasingdownadream said...

I follow your blog. :)

chasingdownadream said...

I follow CEP on FB.

chasingdownadream said...

Having just finished up a great 12 mile run, I think that a half marathon may be my favorite running distance.

Laura said...

PPPIIIINNNNNKKKK ones!

Laura said...

I'm a new follower! ;D

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