I recently bought a pair of compression socks so I could see if there was really anything to them. After every run, I put on the socks and wear them for a few hours. Amazingly, I've seen a huge difference! My recovery time is cut in half and my legs feel better than they have felt in years. I ran my longest run ever Saturday and wore the compression socks for several hours afterwards. Sunday I had some slight leg soreness but not nearly as much as I thought I would. Monday my legs felt absolutely perfect and rarin' to go. That is not typical for me at ALL.
I'm wondering if anyone else has tried compression socks or sleeves and if they have noticed a huge difference in recovery time as I have? Also, do you wear the sleeves or socks? And do you wear them while running or just afterwards?
By the way, the brand I have is Zensah and while I like them a lot, they were pretty pricey. I would guess that all compression garments work pretty much the same and one brand would be as good as any other, but since Zensah is the only brand I have tried, I can't say for sure.