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I've already posted this in the 'gear' forum but would appreciate comments from my boomer/master friends.<br><br>
I've been running in compression tights for the last two weeks and I'm not sure whether they are right for me.<br><br>
They feel great when I put them on but for the first 2 and a bit miles my calves and achilles really do ache. After that they feel great again and no more aches. As a tester this morning, I wore my ordinary 3/4 tights and no aches at all.<br><br>
I thought at first I may have bought the wrong size but they really do feel comfortable until I start running!<br><br>
Has anyone else experienced this or has any thoughts why my calves ache so much initially?
 

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We will need pics obviously before we can make an educated evalulation.<img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif">
 

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I haven't experienced that problem . . . I tend to wear them only when it's a cold race or I need to do laundry.
 

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THis is probably a silly question, but... What are compression tights/shorts and what are they for?<br><br>
Larry
 

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Lycra or spandex pants. You see them on bicyclists all of the time. They are great for warmth, and some say they can reduce muscle fatigue by reducing the re-wobble effect. <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif">
 

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Thanks Illene! Hope that arm is healing good. Larry
 

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Thanks, Larry! It is. <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"> I even ran last night for the first time in 3 weeks; 2 miles.
 

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Ilene, I think you are probably right. My friend suggested the same. I'm probably one of those akward shapes!
 
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