One year ago, I was anxiously awaiting my chance to run 26.2 miles through New York City’s five boroughs.
The race remains one of my favorites – not only because it’s my standing marathon PR, nor because I was blown away by the support from the crowd, friends and other racers.
I knew I had given my all. And that meant more than anything.
A big part of a successful marathon day for me, is knowing what food, clothes and routines work for me.
I wear a certain style of shorts (Oiselle distance shorts are my current race day must-have), I have to have a hat on and I need my PRO Compression marathon socks.
Race day duds. Love those socks
The socks rock.
I’ve been running and racing in PRO’s marathon socks for over a year, well before I became a brand ambassador several month ago. The sock help keep the blood flow in my legs. I wear them to race, on my longer training runs and for recovery after long runs – and hoo boy, do marathons count!
In short, my legs feel better. And when I feel well, I run well.
In this week’s marathon excitement — and as I ramp up to run Philly in a few weeks – I’m giving away one pair of PRO Compression marathon socks or sleeves (winner’s choice).
The giveaway ends at at the stroke of midnight on NYC MARATHON DAY (11/2). Click on the above pic to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway!
But if you wanna get shopping early, use the discount code BLG14 for 40% off marathon socks and sleeves at www.procompression.com.
Do you use compression socks? Why do you like them? What PRO Compression color, style is your fave?
I’m digging those purple/white ones! 🙂
Aren’t they cool? They were the sock of the month earlier this year. 🙂
I would love a pair of pink socks!! Pink is pretty much “my” color, so I have to match of course!
The pink ones are pretty sweet! They were my first pair!
A perfect pair of socks to help me recover from the NYC Marathon! See ya there!
Excellent! Good luck Sunday!
I have only worn the sleeves before, and I wore them for the half that I ran last year. Have to say I LOVED them. I was told to wear the sleeves because I hadn’t been training in the socks. So, now I need the socks so I can train in them. ha! You can’t wear the sleeves for recovery, and I know how nice it would feel to keep those bad boys on after a race. I totally dig the orange color. I am just an orange fan!
I’ve actually never worn the sleeves, but all the guys in my running group prefer those. I am a marathon sock fan! I think you will love them — and orange rocks.
I’ve got Pro Compression sleeves but would love to try the socks! I would get marathon pink or powder blue. 🙂
Both are great choices! Best wishes with the giveaway!
I’m running NYC on Sunday and I haven’t decided if I’m terrified or excited yet.
Excited, definitely go with excited. But I totally get it cause I felt the same way last year. Let me know if you have any questions – about the course, prep or logistics in getting to the start. Happy to help! And here’s my recap from 2013 http://scootadoot.com/2013/11/14/the-2013-nyc-marathon/
I can’t get enough PRO Compression Socks 😉 I think next I need to start stocking up on the sleeves! Maybe a green pair first!
I am TOTALLY with you Carlee! xo
I think I need a pink pair for January’s Goofy Challenge!!!
Heck yeah! recovery socks are fabulous! Best wishes (and rock on with the Goofy! I ran it in 2013 and loved it!)
PRO Compression socks are perfect for recovery! I’d love a red pair.
You know I love PRO Compression. My orange socks have become my race socks (except for Fourth of July races, when I wear my USA socks). The color I want most that I don’t already have is powder blue.
Yes! I love that we often match! The powder blue ones are great – they are among my newer ones. I love the orange too!
Do you prefer socks or sleeves?
I’ve never tried compression socks, but would love to with all the awesome reviews I hear about them!
They are pretty spectacular, I’m (obviously) a big fan! What color would you choose if you win?
anything bright and fun! Purple or Pink 😀
I have both! Great choices! I am eyeing up lime next
ooooh boy I love lime… that would def be a top contender lol
I would love a new pair of calf sleeves to celebrate my 15 minute marathon PR!!!
CONGRATULATIONS! A new, HUGE PR is definitely reason to celebrate! Way to go, Steffany!
I’m running NYC Saturday and totally scared! I love Pro Compression, I would love a pink pair.
Aw, you are going to be great! Wear many layers (to toss) to the pre-race area on staten island. Bring a roll of TP, food and a small towel to sit on too. If you have any other questions, let me know! And GOOD LUCK!
Being new to the running scene (starting training and quite frankly running in May of this year) I am gearing up for my first half marathon running in Disney in January 2015! Now that my long runs are really becoming long runs (did my first 8 miles this past weekend!) I’m curious about the advantages of compressions socks, and would LOVE to give these a try! Plus, I love a fun new running accessory!
Thanks for having such an awesome blog!
Welcome to the wild and crazy world of running! The socks help with blood flow and (for me anyway) help the legs not feel so tired. (which I love!)
Best wishes on the upcoming 1/2. You will love running through the castle 🙂 It’s an amazing moment.
(And thank you!!)
Pink Argyle, cause I had a pair once and I lost one of the sock s=(
Well then we must replace those! Good taste too!
Anything in red for me- running disney princess and need them
Red is a great choice! perfect for valentine’s day and Xmas and July 4th too!
I LOVE Pro Compression! I’ve tried other brands but PC is still my fav as far as comfort and compression. And you can’t beat their prices, whether it’s the sock of the month or the great discount code you have that I’m going to use from now on. 🙂
I wear their marathon socks before and after long runs or speedwork. I have a pair of gray ones from last year that look like old-school athletic socks, and I literally just ordered a pair of black ones last night. So now that I’ve got the basics covered, I suppose I should branch out to something with more color. Pink would match my shoes, or I love purple. But I’ve also had my eye on the lime ones to maybe match all my Oiselle Fresh Green things… Ah! I can’t choose one color!
I love that I can always find a discount code for PRO, it really makes the socks affordable. $30 instead of $50? YES! I wear the purple ones most often (which is likely why they are starting to look pretty ragged) but lime is next on my must-have list! Good luck!
I love pro compression socks– essential for recovery! I’ve been eyeing the red, white, and blue striped ones!
Those are sharp! And perfect for patriotic events and races! Good luck!
I love my pro compression socks! I have been wanting to get some sleeves for some time. Gotta go with the purple.
I’ve not worn the sleeves but my running partners swear by them! (and YES on the purple!)
Would love a pair of socks. I like to wear them for recovery. I need to try then out when running. Would love a pink pair!
Definitely try them out when running, though not on a warm day like today. They feel good, but its definitely different than low ankle socks.
I love the neon green with pink! Too Cute!!
Those are too cute! Good luck!
I’d love a red pair!
Red is great! Good luck!
I’ve had a busy fall and could use some new compression wear. For the first time I did marathons a week apart and don’t plan on doing it again anytime soon. I’m just happy I didn’t injure myself because I really had to change up my stride during the second marathon. My thighs hurt from the start! I have a half marathon in less than two weeks and I am still trying to recover from last Sunday. I would choose the Black on Black or Stars and Stripes Marathon Socks.
Two marathons two weeks straight? Wow! Way to go! Yes, you do need some compression. How did you feel about the races afterwards? Would you do that again?
I would love a pair of electric green!!!!
Awesome! Good choice and good luck!
I started wearing the sleeves a couple of months back and I CANNOT believe I waited so long to try them! It’s AMAZAE-BALLS how much better my legs feel the next day after a longer run!
Right? It really makes a difference 🙂 Glad to hear that you love them too. Don’t forget the discount code BLG14 if you want to snag some more pairs!
I would love to try pro compression! Hearing lots of good things about them and need faster recovery. Any color would awesome!
They are pretty great! If you don’t win this time, discount code BLG14 will get you 40% off at checkout. Make it way more affordable
I’ve never used compression socks before, probably because they’re expensive. Winning a pair in any color would be a good way to try them out risk free. 🙂
Exactly! That’s a great way to test any new product 🙂 Good luck!
I would like to win a new pair of compression sleeves for my race in November. I would love a pair of purple ones.
Good luck in your race AND the giveaway! What race are you running?
I need those latest sock of the month. The orange purple and blue ones!
Aren’t those fun? I think they’re called honeycomb!
I would love a pair of compression socks to help with my long run recoveries. I love the black ones with Neon dots.
Woo! Great choice!
I love pro compression sleeves! I own a black pair that I wear for all my races….Really need pink ones though! 🙂
Colored compression socks just brighten the day! Think pink! And good luck
I would love a pair of red socks. I have so many colors – but not red. Thanks for hosting this giveaway.
You’re so welcome! Here’s to hoping you secure that red pair!
I would love to win because I think it would help me run more effectively 🙂 I’m a new runner so anything would help!! pink would be my choice!!
They really do help- it’s been a godsend for my long distance training!
I love them as recovery, but they’re so expensive! I want the pink with yellow stars.
They are pricey. Would 40% off help? Use code BLG14 at checkout!
I want the neon pink ones! Love them for recovery.
So fun! Good luck Paulette!
I like compression socks for recovery rather than running. I’d love a pair of blue ones.
They are great for recovery! Good luck!
I would love to win any PRO compression socks because I only own one pair and I love them. I love wearing them for recovery and being a stay at home mum I can’t always get all the running accessories I would like to buy!!
They sure are great for recovery, though I do get some odd looks! If you don’t win – the code BLG14 will get you 40% off at checkout
I would love to win these! I have a pair in black and they have been a lifesaver after some lower leg issues. I’d love a purple pair.
Purple’s my go-to race pair! Great choice!
I love compression sleeves and really want to give the full socks a try. I was just looking towards my spring races and realizing its time for staring my half marathon training plans. Need to get a good start to keep it going all winter for the early spring races, and these would definitely help. Love something nice a bright, though I also have always liked the throwback style pair that are white with blue and red stripes that ProCompression has.
Hooray for spring races! Which half is ahead for you in spring 2015? And yes, the vintage-y pair is pretty snappy! Best of luck!
I would love to win some compression socks, great for the winter and help with my shins. Hope I win!! Would love to own a red pair.
I hope your shins feel better, and good luck!
I am in training for the Philadelphia Marathon! I would love the purple!
ME TOO! I love Philly and am running it as well! Last 20-miler in the morning!
I use ProComression socks after my long runs and sometimes on my long runs–depending on how my legs are feeling, but always after. Training for Goofy in January and would love the lime or black with neon dots.
Excellent plan! And Goofy is a blast, you will LOVE it!
I love these to recover in! They help so much. I also would love the lim green pair!!
They really do! and great color choice
I need the pink socks, and the black socks, and the gold socks. I guess I just need them all! I love Pro Compression socks!
It sounds like you need ALL THE SOCKS! If you don’t win, Code BLG14 will get you 40% off at checkout.
My recovery socks are just about worn out and I’m so sad!
I’d definitely go with powder blue. They’re pretty and match my new favorite marathon finishers shirt!
Powder blue is a great choice! Sounds like you’ve been putting your socks to good use
I’ve really been wanting to try compression socks but they just don’t make the budget right now.
I get that! Here’s to hoping for lady luck to make you a winner!
Compression socks are so great for recovery! I would love an orange pair!
Love em!! Good luck
I have black but I think I need pink!
Oh yes, you definitely need pink!
I just love PROCompression socks! I’d absolutely love to win a pair because, well, you can never have too many!!
I wholeheartedly agree! How many pairs do you have?
I love pro Compression!
Us too. What do you love about PRO Compression?