Cyber Monday Discounts

Be sure to take advantage of some awesome Cyber Monday Deals!

BibRave Associated Races and Companies

  1. Inside Tracker: Huge savings with BFRIDAY2015
  2. BuluBox: 25% off with CYBERMONDAY
  3. Orange Mud: 20% off and free paracord bracelet with cmon20gift
  4. 2xu: 45% off entire website and free shipping
  5. Zensah: 50% off select compression sleeves with ZensahCM50
  6. Kentucky Derby Marathon and Mini Marathon: $10 off with CyberRace
  7. Sin City Run: 30% off with  GVPcyber
  8. Mad Marathon: Cyber Monday Marathon pricing at $55 and an additional $10 off with BRAVEBrenda

Other Race Discounts

  1. Rudolph Ramble 8K (Chicago, IL): $5 off with cyberrudy
  2. Soldier Field 10 Miler (Chicago, IL): $5 off with cybersf10
  3. Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon (Pittsburgh, PA): $10 off with 10OFFTHANKFUL
  4. P3R: 30% off select Running Gear with CYBERRUNDAY
  5. Race 13.1: 10% off with ChatR131
  6. Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon (Roanoke, VA): 10% off with RUNCHAT10
  7. Ukrop’s Monument Ave 10K: 10% off with ITSHERE
  8. Raccoon Marathon and Half Marathon: $15 off afternoon Half Marathon with CyberHalf or $40 off Double Half with CYBERDOUBLE
  9. Jingle Bell Run (Cleveland, OH): $5 off with FLEETFEET
  10. Finisher’s Pride: 30% off Skinni/mini frame and multi medal frames with cyber15 
Advertisements

Product Review: Zensah Thigh Sleeve

Disclaimer: I received entry the Zensah Thigh Compression Sleeve to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews! Don’t forget to join us every Tuesday at 9/8 EST/CST for #bibchat on Twitter

Runners are known for liking all thing compression for their legs, especially after long runs. We torture ourselves on a regular basis, and so anything that can help in the recovery process, we’re all for it. Awhile back, I was given the opportunity to try out Zensah’s thigh compression sleeve and I’ve since been trying it out

Cost: $24.99.

Sleeves included: 1 sleeve per pack. This seemed a little odd to me, since any time I’ve gotten compression sleeves in the past from Zensah in the past, I’ve gotten a pair. I wish it would have been a pair so I can wear them both at once!

Sizing: Either S/M or L/XL. You can go Men or Women with Sizing. For women, the S/M is for thigh circumference of 18” – 22“ and under 5’8″. The L/XL is for thigh circumference 22″ and up and for people taller than 5’8″

I tried a few different approaches to wearing the sleeve after I got it. It’s a fairly stretchy sleeve, but at 5’2″ I felt like I ran out of leg since it goes off thigh circumference, but doesn’t alter much based off height. At least on me, it came down all the way to my knee.

I wore it mainly after runs to help with compression and circulation. It for the most part, did it’s job. Part of what I noticed with it, was that the top part would at times roll down on me. I tried sleeping with it on and it almost got to be too much. However, when I wore it for short term compression, it felt pretty good.

I also found an unexpected use for it: knee compression! If you’re feeling tight around/behind the knee, it actually felt pretty good to wear. It almost felt better as a knee sleeve rather than a thigh sleeve!

What I wasn’t a fan of, was if you tried running with, it got bunched up. I felt like it wouldn’t stay in place and the top part would roll down on me. I’m not entirely sure why- maybe secondary to my bilateral short leg syndrome (ie, I’m short), maybe it was a touch to big, I’m still trying to figure it out.

I will say though, we were talking amongst BibRave Pro’s and suggestions/input were passed along to Zensah. I’m a fan of Zensah- I have 2 pairs of their calf sleeves (remember the Ultra Sleeves??). I would use this more for compression purposes, however, not while running like I can do with the calf sleeves. I think if something can be adjusted that also takes into account people’s height, it would make a big deal. Someone at 6’5″ is different than 5’2″. Love the idea, but I think a few tweaks are needed.

Zensah: web facebook instagram twitter

 See what Other Bib Rave Pros had to say:

Laurel: https://runningtohappiness.wordpress.com/2015/09/07/zensah-compression-thigh-sleeve-review/

Jess: http://seejessrun711.blogspot.com/2015/09/zensah-thigh-sleeve-review.html

Haley: http://runnertransformed.com/2015/09/06/zensah-compression-thigh-sleeve-a-review/

Angie: https://marathang.wordpress.com/2015/09/02/zensah-thigh-sleeve-product-review/

Product Review: Zensah Ultra Compression Sleeves

Disclaimer: I received a pair of Zensah Ultra Compression Sleeves to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews!

Earlier this year, I became part of the BibRave Pro team. BibRave is an online website where runners can go and review races of any distance (the good, the bad and the down right ugly) so other runners can get a feel if they like a race. As part of being a pro, we occasionally get things to try out, so when there was a chance to give some Zensah compression sleeves, I was a little excited to say the least.

I have a pair of Zensah sleeves that I use primarily for post race recovery, especially after my long runs. Some of the benefits of compression sleeves? Me personally, I typically get less soreness and more muscle support and wear them for increased circulation (don’t hate me for bringing in some of the medical knowledge).

Compression sleeves can be worn during and/or after activity, which is a plus.  Last week, my new bright yellow Zensah Ultras popped up in the mail and to say surprises are always fun is an understatement

Zensah Ultra Compression Sleeves

Zensah Ultra Compression Sleeves

When I first tried them on, I felt like they were a little on the tighter side compared to what I normally like and I was debating if I got the correct size or if I should have gone a size bigger.  My other pairs I have seemed to be at a good comfort level for me. I wore them out and around and then for a little bit of a run. I know a fair amount of runners who love the sleeves when they run and I normally agree with the idea of compression during running. However, personally, if I’m doing something compressive during a run, I prefer an all out sock rather than sleeves and socks. It’s more of just personal preference for me that I’ve developed over the past few years.

I have worn these little suckers around the house after runs and love them. After reading up on them a bit, yeah they’re going to be on the tighter side due to them being ‘ultra’ compression sleeves (hence why they felt smaller to me), and for me, their more of a post run sleeve rather than a during run sleeve fore me. Another plus (especially if you’re on the shorter side) is that at least on 5’2″ me, they don’t bunch around the ankles or the knees (yes I’ve had issues with other sleeves that do this).

IMG_0773

The Pros

  • Decent sizing in the eyes of a 5’2″ runner
  • Decent compression, especially for the post run compression
  • Comparable Pricing
  • Even if you’re not a fan of ultra sleeves, Zensah has socks, sleeves and other gear

The Cons (not a whole lot)

  • If you’re taller, you might not get as good of length in the sleeves depending on how you like them (maybe different ‘height’ options would be something to consider?)
  • Initially seemed too tight, but that went away when the sleeves were worn for a bit

Check out Zensah, they’ll respond to ya if you contact them!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/zensahsports

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Zensah

Instagram: https://instagram.com/zensah/

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/zensah/

BibRave-DeepOrange-Gray-01

50 in 50 Marathon Quest

A fun look at life and running in the Pacific Northwest and my journey to run a marathon in every State.

Daddy, Did You Win?

Juggling being a husband, a father, work, and running

franklyrunning

Follow my journey in running, hiking, biking, and the outdoors!

Out Running

outrunning our goals together

athlettuce

Eating Plants and Running the 50 States

Mountain Maven

My outdoor adventures in the Last Frontier

Angie Runs

3.1 - 6.2 - 13.1 - 26.2 - 50k

for the love of nike

for the love of nike

The Fit Wanderer.

forever wandering

Kara Runs

Wellness. Happiness. Balance. Motivation. Encouragement.

Keny'inz 2012

"Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied." Matthew 5:6

the fight and flight response

running through the wall, one goal at a time

Simple Speedy Snacks

Recipes and stories about snacking

bearrunner

Just another WordPress.com site

Fear The Hat

Because I don't just report the news...No, actually, that's it. I just report sports news.

Run The Long Road

hard work, determination, and a little luck...

f my injury [dot] com

Screw being hurt. It's time to get healthy.