Thursday, March 3, 2011

CEP Compression Socks Review and Giveaway!

…a little somthin’ somethin’ for YOU!

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So yesterday I began to tell you about my compression socks. About how my legs were craving them…A few weeks ago Jamie sent me a pair of CEP Compression Socks to test out.

CEP=Compete, Endure, Perform

I must say this company has done it right. I have a couple of other pairs of compression socks but they don’t really compare to these. CEP is made with over 60 years of experience, and here is the kicker, by a world leader in medical compression products, medi. CEP is medically tuned compression that is designed specifically for the athlete to improve performance, recovery, and overall quality of life. So they aren't just really tight socks! Who woulda thunk it? And…AND they have been clinically proven to increase performance by 5%! If you look around you will see that Compression is worn by some of the best endurance athletes in the world: Dave Scott, Matt Reed, Andy Potts, Mirinda Carfrae, Timo Bracht, Joe Gambles, Josh Cox, Amanda Brandon (oh wait…..) and more! CEP also makes Wintersport Products! Ski socks and ¾ tights for those of you who are stuck running in feet and feet of snow! If you decide to give them a try guess what? They have a 30 day guarantee!

SO there is a lot of science behind compression, more than I was aware of for sure. So this is some info I found interesting:

The Science Behind Compression:

1. Arteries with normal blood flow - Arteries are blood vessels that transport oxygen-rich blood from the heart to the organs and muscles. Veins transport de-oxygenated blood back to the heart.
2. Arteries extension - The compression of the CEP compression sportsocks expands the diameter of the inner arterial wall thus improving blood flow to the muscles.
3. An increased arterial blood circulation and supply of oxygen to the musculature - The arterial blood circulation increases by approximately 30% while at rest and by approximately 40% under physical strain. The special compression profile of the CEP compression sport socks* is a decisive element in ensuring these results.

And remember how I told you my shin had been screaming? Well last week I took a major cut back in mileage for the week and donned my CEP Compression socks every day and even slept in them. Now I don’t think they can HEAL shin splints but I can tell you this week I have picked right back up and my shin feels pretty good.

CEP Prevents:

  • Shin Splints-----Booo-yeah!
  • Cramps ---- Who needs em?
  • Achilles Issues ---Um, no thanks!
  • Fatigue --- Yeah, we all have miles to run, training to do and PR’s to tackle!
  • Micro Muscle tearsNope, not with these socks!
  • Vibration trauma ---Uhhh, I’m confused but I can say No Thank You to trauma…
  • Blisters--- No brainer, no bueno!
  • Blood clots from travel---Hello destination races!! Bring it!!

CEP has a lot of different types of products to choose from. I’m going to have to pick up a pair of the pink ones for sure and if I had a St. Patty’s Day race planned I would have to get the green ones for sure!

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So far I have been using my CEP socks for recovery. I have done a few runs in them and haven’t noticed a significant improvement in my run times. However, I have been in a pretty constant state of fatigue with my multisport training these days. So recovery is the goal with my CEP Compression sock usage.

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So how would you like a FREE pair of these CEP Compression socks?? I thought so!! Here’s your chance!!

In order to enter to win a pair you must—Required

  • Become a follower of CEP’s Facebook page HERE- leave a comment
  • Become a follower of CEPs Blog HERE-leave a comment
  • Visit CEP’s site and tell me which recovery item you are interested in HERE
  • Become a 5 Miles Past Empty follower, if you aren’t already. If you are leave a comment.

And for extra entries-

  • Link back to my awesome giveaway from your blog or FB page –Leave me a comment telling me you did so-One extra entry
  • Make a donation, in any amount, to my DetermiNation Team in Training for American Cancer Society HERE!! 5 extra entries! If you already have made a donation remind me!

The contest will end at 10 PM EST on March 13! And the winner will be generated by Random.org and announced on Monday, March 14th.

And if you are in the market for a pair and don’t want to wait to see if you win then you can go HERE to shop around and enter code BLOG15 to receive a 15% discount!!!

Now I’m off to renew my CPR and First Aid certs. What are you up to today?

338 comments:

  1. I am not going to enter since I already have a pair and I am moving to compression sleeves versus the socks. But, they do make a difference and I always wear them (the sleeves) on long runs now.

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  2. Would like to try the tri suit

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  3. I would try either the triathlon suit or the leg sleeves.

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  4. Cool giveaway!! I am already a follower of YOU, so I'm in for that. Followed them on facebook, and their blog and comments have been made. I think I'd get the triathlon suit because I've always been interested in tri! I will link you on my blog today for an extra entry! So please, PICK ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  5. I also now follow CEPs blog!

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  6. I would like to try the compression socks in hot pink of course!

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  7. Liked them on Facebook, as well.

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  8. I'm a follower of your blog!

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  9. I <3 CEP and I sooo need a new pair!!!! I follow CEP on FB

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  10. I really want a pair of what you're giving away, the compression socks!

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  11. I'm interested in their new compression tights!

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  12. I would LOVE a pair of those awesome Green ones!! Would also love the compression short. Might just have to use the discount on those.

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  13. I love the lime green socks. They'd look good on me.

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  14. I have been wanting a pair of pink CEP socks for FOREVER!! I liked CEP on facebook!

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  15. And I am follower of your blog!

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  16. I'm a follower on their blog!

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  17. I like the green and the pink socks!
    VIBRANT!

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  18. I'd like to to try the leg sleeves, specifically for the summer months...

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  19. I did all the required things - follow on FB, follow on the blog and I'm already following you!

    I so need these because one of my compression socks is missing under the bed and got sucked into the abyss. Or the dog ate it. I'm no good with just one.

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  20. I added a link to the giveaway on my blog (side rail).

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  21. I came, I saw, I Liked and Followed. Love the white ones!

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  22. I love the pink running socks and the black leg sleeves too.

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  23. I follow 5 Miles Past Empty already - thanks for the giveaway too!

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  24. Linked your giveaway on my blog.

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  25. Oooh! I've been wanting to try compression socks for a long time and these look awesome!
    I'm a CEP fan on facebook!

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  26. I'd love to try the running compression socks--I'm drooling over the ones youre wearing :)

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  27. I now follow their blog (which btw way I never knew they had, so thank you!)

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  28. I LOVE all of their products, but their Tri suit and pink socks are something that I would LOVE to try.

    Oh and this is like teh 50th time I have entered a giveaway to win a pair... and I still haven't won... PICK ME, PICK ME!

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  29. Just signed up to follow the CEP blog!

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  30. Just went to their site...I'm a sucker for anything I could use on St. Patrick's Day, so I'd definitely go for the green ones!

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  31. Been following your blog for a couple weeks now! :)

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  32. Just posted a link to your giveaway on my fb page :)

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  33. I'm a CEP blog follower and already follow your blog. I'm interested in the triathlon shorts or the CEP green socks size 3.

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  34. Follow 5 Miles Past Empty Blog

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  35. I would love to try a pair of black CEP Running socks

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  36. I went to their website and I LOVE the bright green compression socks. Green is my favorite color... the more obnoxious the shade the better. :)

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  37. I became a follower of the CEP blog

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  38. I am a new follower of your blog

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  39. I posted about your giveaway on my blog
    http://seemomrunfar.blogspot.com/

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  40. I follow their blog and commented.

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  41. I'm still digging the pink socks. Love love love the color!

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  42. Linked!
    http://www.runzoerun.com/p/giveaways.html

    I totally need to get recertified in CPR and first aid. Makes me want to lifeguard again...

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  43. i would love a pair of green or pink socks, the brighter the better :)

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  44. I follow you! (that sounds creepy...)

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  45. I like the black full socks. :) Everything I own is black.

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  46. Just donated to your amazing cause. Cancer SUCKS.

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  47. Totally want the pink socks, I'm not normally into Pink (I'm a purple girl - Go HUSKIES!) but I'm drawn to these for some reason. :)

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  48. Following this blog via Google Reader

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  49. I follow and left a comment on CEP's blog!

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  50. I would love to a pair of the green socks!

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  51. I already have them in pink and green. Now I need the black ones!

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  52. I am now following CEP's blog.

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  53. I'm now following CEP on facebook.

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  54. I would love some of the green socks. Very cool!

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  55. I'm now a follower of your blog.

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  56. Love both the bright pink and bright green socks!!! :D

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  57. I linked the review/giveaway in today's post!

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  58. I put up a status linking to this post on FB as well.

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  59. I have been wanting to try compression socks, but am nervous to spend money on a pair. It seems they work, and would be a great investment. I am a follower now! :)

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  60. I love the colors of the socks, and would be happy with the pink or green socks!

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  61. I need a pair of green socks! After these races I'm going to be living in them. ;-)

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  62. I would buy the green CEP socks.

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  63. I would get the sleeves instead of the socks. I'm slowly transitioning to barefoot running so socks wouldn't be very useful. :)

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  64. I checked out their website - I totally need the pink or green ones. All about the color!

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  65. I'm now a follower of CEP's blog.

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  66. Added a link on the giveaways tab of my blog.

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  67. I don't have time to all that stuff for the socks but your review has made me curious about them.

    I did finally make a donation! 88% to your goal already, I think you should raise your goal!! :)

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  68. I have a pair of Zensah & 2XU sleeves, so I'm really curious to see the difference a full sock makes. I'd rock the green ones since they match my Brooks and I'm in black capris 99% of the time.

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  69. Really, really want the green socks!

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  70. Linked to my sidebar @ running42km.blogspot.com

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  71. Totally LOVE the pink socks!!

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  72. Love your blog so I'm am a follower!

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  74. I donated.
    You truly inspire me! As a runner and as a military wife. I always look foward to reading your blog.

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  75. Donation entry for Cynthia at http://rundreamlaugh.blogspot.com/

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  76. I'm a follower of your blog!

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  77. I love the pink compression socks!

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  78. Linked to you on my blog. I need to get my wallet out of the car so I can donate. My wallet and my laptop are never at the same place at the same time!!!!

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  79. I'm a follower of CEP...I'm psyched at the chance to win those socks!!

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  80. My favorite would be to try the compression socks or arm thingys!...i feel like they would feel good!

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  81. and I have been a follower to your blog!!Which I love visiting!!

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  82. Okay, so I put a reference to your blog on my blog! Check it out! So fun these little giveaways!

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  83. Visited CEP site and NEED those pink socks. I've already been eyeing them up for recovery, and possibly training, too. My shins need them badly!

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  84. Following your blog now :)

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  85. Shared the link to your giveaway on my FB page.

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  86. I'm interested in their calf sleeves

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  87. I linked on my blog's sidebar at www.fatwuzhere.blogspot.com

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  88. Would love a pair of the pink recovery socks. Am a follower of your blog and did all the things required to be entered in the drawing...but may have to go buy some now anyway and hope that I will have two pairs! :) Thanks for the discount code! :)

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  89. I'd love the green ones and some black ones too. Probably will have to make the investment, I could use all the help I can get.

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  90. I would love a pair of the white or green socks! :)

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  91. I follow 5 miles past empty! :)

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  92. I posted your giveaway on my blog! :)

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  93. #1-following your blog already,
    #2-and now following CEP's blog... #3-and I left them a comment.
    #4-I must have those super hot pink socks. I am all about the pink.
    #5-Linked your giveaway on FB
    #6- Linked on my blog

    Thanks.

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You're pretty much awesome!!

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