|Opedix Compression Separates|
Most of us who have worn compression tights know that you often need a shoehorn just to get them on. They can also dig in and restrict at the knee and hip joints. Feeling like you're working out in a straight jacket is not what you want. The Opedix Knee Tec tights were relatively easy to get on and fit incredibly well with 20 panel construction and patellar panels over the knees for extra mobility. The fabric offers 4 way stretch and fit my size 5 frame like a glove. The material/construction is surprisingly light and airy which is unique for compression tights which often have much more heft. I especially like the elastic waistband and flat drawstring tie which allowed the tights to stay in place while supporting my abs.
On the Bike
What may work on the running trail may not always work on a bicycle. I ride about 2 miles to run the trails at my local park, so it makes for a great little warm up for my legs. In fact I also wear a light Terry Bicycles cycling skort for running races as well as on my bike. It's just one of my favorite pieces of gear.
|Crossing the finish line in my Terry Cycling Skort|
|My Opedix Tights were fine on my Selle Italia leather saddle.|
After my bicycle warm up to the park, I did my usual 5k + run. Sacked with cold weather and snow, I've been snowshoeing but haven't been to the track since the middle of January. So I was expecting a little discomfort. However, I have to say, I've never felt better during a run. It could also be that I've dropped a few pounds which often helps but my knees, ankles, hips...everything felt great even after being off the track this long.
|Opedix Knee Tec tights after my run. Hoka One One road shoes.|
Super #running weather today! Wore my new @Opedix compression tights. 👍#womenruntheworld #runnersbody #HokaOneOne pic.twitter.com/6cjrnEuvej— Marie J. Miczak (@DoctorM) February 20, 2016