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2013-08-13 11:29 AM

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Subject: How quick can you get a pair of compression socks on?
I see people in the run stage wearing calf high compression socks & I can't help but wonder how the hell they get them on. I have a pair of CEP socks that I wear after long runs or races, and it takes me what seems like forever to get them on. I can't imagine trying to do that while under the crunch of transition.


2013-08-13 11:49 AM
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Subject: RE: How quick can you get a pair of compression socks on?
Obviously you value speed over fashion. For shame.
2013-08-13 11:51 AM
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Obviously you value speed over fashion. For shame.


Oh, I have no disrespect for fashion & more power to those who pull up their Pipi Longstockings in T2, but for me, I feel like I can figure out exactly what my wife's is thinking faster than I can get those socks on!
2013-08-13 11:54 AM
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Subject: RE: How quick can you get a pair of compression socks on?
I wear them under my wetsuit or just swim in them. I have the 2xU brand and they dry quickly.
2013-08-13 12:10 PM
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Subject: RE: How quick can you get a pair of compression socks on?

Originally posted by Swimbikeron I wear them under my wetsuit or just swim in them. I have the 2xU brand and they dry quickly.

I did this too in one of my IM's (under wetsuit).  I had no problems at all with this.  I do not think I would want to take the time in T1 or T2 to put them on.

2013-08-13 12:22 PM
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Subject: RE: How quick can you get a pair of compression socks on?

I put on compression socks in T2 during my last 70.3 as I had developed shin splints prior to the race - the compression really helped on my run. My T2 time was 4:46, which included a stop in the porta potty.

For that particular situation I was glad to trade the ~45 seconds for increased shin comfort for 13.1 miles.



2013-08-13 1:16 PM
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Subject: RE: How quick can you get a pair of compression socks on?
I have only used them once in a race, Ironman, and my T2 time was 25 minutes so I am not the best example of blazing through transition. Although I barely remember putting them since I more focused on convincing myself to not go and lay down next to the ever growing pile of athletes just outside the tent. Don't think I would fool with it on any course shorter than a Full or perhaps a half.
2013-08-13 1:48 PM
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How about compression sleeves? You can wear them throughout the race.
2013-08-13 1:51 PM
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Subject: RE: How quick can you get a pair of compression socks on?

Originally posted by slowbuthappy How about compression sleeves? You can wear them throughout the race.

This is what I normally see in my races...just ankle to knee sleeves...

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