Earlier this week, we posted our list of our favorite destination marathons around the world. If our list kick started your fire to get out and run, today’s post is for you! We’ve turned packing for your destination marathon into something as easy as 1, 2, 3 so that the only thing you’ve got to worry about is what time your flight leaves and how you’re going to get through that 20 mile training run!
For any destination marathoner, organization is key. Make a packing list early on, and start packing at least one week in advance. This way you can focus on your training. Divide your list into categories—Race Day, Recovery Day, Street Clothes, Toiletries, Travel. This way you can knock out a segment of your list at a time. It also makes it easier to think about what you need.
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We have a different sizing chart depending on the type of compression garment. Please consider your foot and calf circumference when choosing your size.
If you're in between sizes, ask yourself a few questions:
What is my body type? Will I be more comfortable in a size up or down? Take your body type into consideration when choosing a size especially if you're in between sizes.
Machine wash after each wear, delicate and cold.
Air dry is preferred to maintain the elasticity and quality of fabrics.
Compression garments are made in a variety of support levels, each of which is designed to address different needs. These levels are most commonly expressed in millimeters of mercury (abbreviated as mmHg). Generally, graduated compression is displayed in ranges. The higher the numerical value, the stronger the support level indicated. For example, a 20-30 mmHg garment will offer more support and feel tighter than a 15-20 mmHg garment.
All of VIM & VIGR’s products are offered in 15-20 mmHg compression level and select styles are available in 20-30 mmHg.
Slip your arm into the sock until your fingers reach the toes. Your palm should be resting in the sock's heel.
Starting at the cuff, fold the sock over until it meets the heel. Make sure to fold the sock onto itself.
With the sock still inverted, pull the foot of the sock firmly onto your foot. Make sure your toes are securely in the toe pocket. Starting with the cuff, gradually roll the sock up.
Adjust so that your heel is properly positioned in the heel pocket and the cuff sits below the knee. Make sure the cuff is not pulled up too high.