PRO Compression, Creator of Compression Socks for Runners, Comments on Advice for L.A. Marathon Runners

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Following an article offering advice for people running marathons in Los Angeles, PRO Compression releases a statement commenting on the potential benefits of compression socks for runners.

On March 25, 2013, PRO Compression releases a statement following a Los Angeles Times article by Mary MacVean offering different tips that athletes should consider when running a marathon in Los Angeles.

According to the LA Times article, one of the biggest things to do when running a marathon in Los Angeles is to make sure you have shoes that you are already used to wearing; this will make a serious psychological impact in your performance. They also need to be supportive, because as the marathon starts to get underway, the wrong pair of shoes can become uncomfortable and really start to limit you.

Some other tips marathon runners should consider, says the LA Times:

  • Wear a Hat: A hat is great for sun protection, and because a marathon can take place for several hours outside, having some protection is key.
  • Be within 20 percent of your ideal weight: A marathon training program is not the best way to start a weight loss program, and if you’re looking to lose weight, mixing in cycling and cross-training will have a better affect. Extra body weight will take its toll.
  • Be careful of the danger signs. Everyone deals with knee issues when running in high mileage zones, but be careful of danger signs like sharp pains with every step. Foot pain that gets worse with every run could be a sign of a stress fracture.

In response to these tips for marathon runners, PRO Compression, creator of graduated compression socks for runners, expresses their understanding of the importance of having reasonable goals and properly preparing for a marathon. CEO Eric Smith says, “Marathon running is not easy, and along with having the right equipment, runners need to pay attention to their own bodies. Listen to your body and don't overexert yourself. It's important to have manageable goals and understand effective training is a process. Training is critical and being able complete a marathon takes a commitment of time and effort.”

At PRO Compression we’ve created high-quality, graduated compressions socks tailor-made for the weekend runner and elite athlete. Unlike countless gimmicks that claim to improve your performance, with PRO Compression socks, the instant, positive improvement isn’t an empty promise – it’s purely scientific.

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