This summer I ran Grandma’s marathon in Duluth, MN. I ran a time quick enough to qualify me for the 2020 U.S. Marathon Olympic Trials in Atlanta, GA. After my race, I looked back on all the different products that helped me achieve this goal of mine. Detailed below are some of my favorite Zensah products that helped make a difference in my performance I needed to qualify for the Olympic Trials.
Featherweight Compression Socks
The compression socks are one of my go to apparel products when marathon training rolls around. 100+ miles a week really takes a toll on your body week after week. I was able to complete all of my training and last longer in workouts with the targeted support from the socks. The compression socks help promote blood flow to my legs and help with muscle support. The support is greatly needed when running 2+ hours. They allowed me to feel fresh going into workouts and that is important to me when running such high mileage. I owe that to the socks and how they help promote blood flow to my legs. I love the Featherweight socks extra because they are the lightest compression socks I have ever tried. I don’t even notice they are there during runs. Other socks can get hot and feel bulky. The featherweight socks can be worn in the heat of the summer and are still comfortable.
Shin Splint/Calf Compression Sleeve
The shin splint/calf compression sleeve is a lot like the compression socks in a sense they give targeted support to my calves. I typically have calf soreness if I’m ever sore. The sleeves provide the perfect amount of calf support and I can wear them literally whenever. They are also great for traveling. I feel much better and hardly any if any at all jet leg after wearing Zensah compression on my flights.
One of the most important factors in running well is recovery. These recovery tights are essential in my training. They provide me with faster recovery. In the end, that’s what I exactly need. Recovery allows me to feel good on my next run and lowers my risk of injury. I was never injured and never had any pains during my lead up to my marathon. I give credit to wearing these recovery tights most evenings after my run, especially after workout days.
Mini Crew Socks
One of my favorite sayings in running is feel great, race great. I love the different styles of the mini-crew socks and the confidence they give me when lining up on the starting line of a race. I always am getting compliments in workouts and races when wearing Zensah mini-crew socks. The neat designs truly keep my runs fun and enjoyable.
I’m extremely happy I found Zensah after years of running without compression. I don’t believe, I know that Zensah products helped make a difference in my performance throughout my training and my races. I had never trained at such a high level for this amount of time without becoming fatigued before I started wearing Zensah products. Thank you for Zensah's support and I can’t wait to see what design I find to wear for the Olympic Trials!
Post written by: Mitchell Klingler
Mitchell Klingler has continued his competitive running career since winning Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association championships in the 5,000 and 10,000 meters during his time as a student at Albion College. However, one of his biggest accomplishments of his running career was qualifying for the U.S. Olympic Trials.