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Hi, I'm Whitney! I am a middle of the pack runner who discovered the fun of triathlons in 2009. Join me in my adventures in life and training. I run with the Rush Running team and enjoy the fun that comes with such a supportive group of friends who understand what running means to me. I'm newly discovering road biking and the fun that it entails.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Thorlos Happy Feet / Speedy Feet Giveaway

Recently our local Thorlos sales rep attended one of our Rush Hour track workouts.  They provided many of the runners with a pair of the Experia socks.  The Experia sock has been ranked by Runner's World as a Most Pillowy sock!  Thorlos is an American made brand whose tag line is "Your Feet will feel better."

Disclosure: I received a free pair of Thorlos socks to review and two pairs to give away to my readers.  I have also purchased Thorlos Experia socks myself and all opinions are my own based on my experience with the product.

Thorlos: Beyond Socks-We are foot Protection
The Thorlo Experia sock is "anatomically engineered for aero-dynamic fit and protection without weight."  Thorlos are a different type of sock...they have a padded sock to protect your foot on impact and also prevent the friction that can lead to blisters.  The socks are made with CoolMax material to be moisture wicking.  The Experia is a lighter weight sock that offers a combination of the cushion in the ball of the foot and the heal while offering a light weight snug fit around the rest of the foot.  I really like the fit of these socks, the material really hugs your foot through the arch.  The sock is a micro-mini crew so it just barely peeks out of your shoe.
Obviously I missed my calling as a sock model! 


I originally bought some Experia socks for the fun colors...I had no idea that I was buying a sock that would protect my feet as well.  I wasn't aware that as we age we lose the fatty pads that help protect our feet as we walk and run.  Below illustrates how the Thorlo padding aligns with your natural foot structure to provide cushioning under those fat pads to absorb the impact.  So in addition to all this great benefit to your feet you can also match your running outfits or shoes with the 15 different colors offered! I usually feel feet fatigue after wearing work shoes that have little structure.  I can see how helpful the cushioning is to help reduce that shock and impact and keep my feet happy.  The cushioning is engineered to help transfer the forces as you walk and run from the fat pads of your foot to the tightly knitted loops of the cushion pads.



Happy Feet matter so that you can have Speedy Feet! Our Thorlo rep attended our track session and that night we focused on a true progression workout.  Give this workout a try next time you are looking to build your aerobic capacity and also work progressively harder in order to train your body to function and process through lactic acid buildup. It was a tough workout and looking back through my data file I was very happy to see that I did execute the progressive build on my pace.  I need to push a little harder to differentiate between 1000m and 800m pace though since those intervals were all pretty close.  I tend to keep a little left in the tank just in case and usually my ending intervals are my strongest.

Thorlos Happy Feet Speedy Feet Progression Track Workout
Warm up - 10-20 minutes at easy pace.

Main Set -
2 x 1000
2 x 800
2 x 400
2 x 200

Run each interval at a progressively faster pace.  Take 1 minute rest between each interval.  The 200's at the end should be at or near your all out pace.  If you are like me, you'll finish feeling a little on the pukey side.  That's okay...that means you were working it!

Cool down - 10 minutes at easy pace

And now for the giveaway...no need to complete the workout to enter but bonus points if you do! One reader will receive two pairs of the Experia micro mini crew sock.  Use the Rafflecopter below to enter.
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61 comments:

  1. Oh gosh.. I have a pair of toe socks from high school that have lasted forever!

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    1. Hey, this is Jen from Thorlo...glad to hear of your great experience with our socks. Which Thorlos do you wear?

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  2. I have too many old socks to admit to, but I'm trying to get rid of them and buy more running specific socks!

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    1. Hi Laurel, this is Jen from Thorlo...check out our running selections on our website: http://bit.ly/16gwOXx We have a lot of choices so please contact me if you have any questions...my email is jgrant@thorlo.com

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  3. these are my favorite running socks.

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  4. have been only running for 5 years but have the first pair of socks that I got as part of the New Boundaries running program.

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    1. Hey Darlene: It's Jen from Thorlo...so glad to know we've been protecting & supporting your feet for so long! Here's to many more years of pain free running...check out our running sock link: http://bit.ly/16gwOXx

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  5. My oldest pair of socks are a pair of slipper socks that I got years ago. I still wear them in the winter when my feet are cold because they are really thick.

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    1. Hey Teresa: Jen from Thorlo here, I understand about wanting your feet to be warm in the winter time...where do you live & how cold does it get?

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  6. My oldest socks are ugly black dress socks for "special" occasions. You know, like funerals and weddings.

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    1. Hey, Jen from Thorlo here...you should check out our website to see all the new products and great colors offered by Thorlo! http://bit.ly/13TKcDO If you have any questions feel free to email me at jgrant@thorlo.com

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  7. My oldest pair of socks are some slipper socks from about 10 years ago!

    nomfreebies at hotmail dot com

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    1. Hey Angela: Jen from Thorlo here...wow, socks have lasted 10 years! Would love to see a picture! My email is jgrant@thorlo.com if want to send me a picture! We could, with your permission post the picture on our FB page.

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  8. I don't have old pair of socks. I swapped out everyday weekend socks for all running socks. I purchase socks every couple of months, so that I don't have old ones. It also helps because every once in a while one will disappear.

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    1. Hey Shalama: Jen from Thorlo here. There are ways to keep your Thorlos like new and last longer than a couple of months. I have the care instructions in a word document and would be happy to email them to you...send me an email at jgrant@thorlo.com requesting care instructions.

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  9. My oldest socks are probably 5 years old - stuck in the back of the drawer...

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    1. Hey Vera: Jen from Thorlo here...that's a great life for socks...are the ones in the back of the drawer stuck for any particular reason? Email me at jgrant@thorlo.com - inquiring minds want to know!

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  10. My oldest pair are only like a year old. I don't keep socks long if they are tattered and torn.

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    1. Hey Autumn: Jen from Thorlo...what kind of socks are you wearing? Would love to hear from you...my email is jgrant@thorlo.com

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  11. The oldest pair of socks are sow cheap cotton Hanes no-show socks that I first started running in. I now use them to mow the yard in or for dusting.

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    1. Jennifer, it's Jen from Thorlo, we were laughing about your post, wondering if you wear the socks for dusting or use the socks for dusting? Have a great day!

      jgrant@thorlo.com

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  12. My oldest pair of socks are a pair of Addidas running socks that I just noticed have a hole in them!

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    1. Hey Jonathan: Jen from Thorlo here...have you ever tried Thorlos? Check out our website: http://bit.ly/13TKcDO If you have any questions just send me an email at jgrant@thorlo.com

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  13. I have some old Structure men's socks I used to wear in high school. They are great to keep legs warm! (You remember Structure, the old Express clothing store.)

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    1. Hey Jill: Jen from Thorlo here...I do remember the old Express Clothing Store...if you get a chance, check out our website, http://bit.ly/13TKcDO...if you have any questions, I'm available at jgrant@tholo.com

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  14. I have some scooby doo socks from high school that I still wear in the winter. They are so soft and comfy I love them!

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    1. Hey Ruby: Jen from Thorlo here...who wouldn't love some Scooby Doo socks? If you would like to try something for other seasons, check out our website: http://bit.ly/13TKcDO...I would love to see your Scooby Doo socks...if you get a change send me a pic at jgrant@thorlo.com

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  15. I have a few pairs of "Athletic socks" that are your typical cotton sock that just soak up moisture. But I continue to wear them.

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    1. Hey Cecil: Jen from Thorlo here...check out our website: http://bit.ly/13TKcDO...we use acrylic blended yarns which wick away the moisture...much better for your feet than the cotton socks...I'm at jgrant@thorlo.com if you have any questions

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  16. I have way too many old socks to even count! I usually hold onto a pair until they get holes that become noticeable haha

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    1. Hey Leslee: Jen here at Thorlo...it's hard to let go of things even though we should - you should see my 15 year old car, lol...

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  17. I have a cute pair of argyle socks I bought in college - still fun to wear!

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    1. Hey, Jen from Thorlo here...would love to see a pic of your argyle socks! My email is jgrant@thorlo.com

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  18. An old gripper pair love to wear when cold outside

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    1. Hey, Jen from Thorlo here...is it cold a lot where you are? Would love to see a pic of your gripper socks...not sure what those look like...jgrant@thorlo.com

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  19. I still have a few pairs from high school... I graduated in 1996

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    1. Hey, Jen from Thorlo here...WOW! That's a great life for a sock...please send me a pic of your socks at jgrant@thorlo.com...would to see them! Have a great day!

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  20. My oldest pair of running socks is probably some Balegas. I wore my Thorlo socks today. I usually wear mine for marathons - good socks and lots of color choices!

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    1. Hey Tina: Jen from Thorlo here...thank you for sharing your story about Thorlos, glad to know we could "support" you during the marathons!

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  21. Yikes! Admittedly still have some durable pairs from HS!

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    1. Hey, Jen from Thorlo here, how great is it that your socks have lasted since HS? Hang in there! jgrant@thorlo.com

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  22. I have socks that are probably 10 years old

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    1. Hey Tara: Jen from Thorlo here...would love to see a pic of your 10 year old socks! Would be happy to post your picture wearing the socks on our FB page...my email is jgrant@tholro.com

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  23. My oldest pair of socks is only a few years old. The heels always wear out. I've got a great pair of Puma socks that are really comfortable, but sadly I can see the heels are starting to fall apart :(

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    1. Hey Seth: Jen from Thorlo here...email me at jgrant@thorlo.com and I'll send you some info on getting the right fit for your socks & shoes...there is probably a reason the heel is wearing out this fast...look forward to hearing from you

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  24. Yikes, probably 10 years old, and filled with holes!! Get the job done though :)

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    1. Hey guys: Jen here from Thorlo...email me at jgrant@thorlo.com and I'll send you each a free pair of socks & one of our catalogs...have a great day!

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  25. Thorlos are great! They were my first running socks back in the day! my husband swears by them

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    1. Hey, Jen from Thorlo here...thanks for the compliment...it's wonderful to work with a company that is able to do so much for healthy feet!

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  26. I'd love to try these, they look awesome!

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    1. Hey: Jen here at Thorlo...email me at jgrant@thorlo.com & let me know if you get a free pair from the contest...they are awesome so we'll make sure you get a chance to try them.

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  27. OMG! My oldest running socks already got some holes on them. I'm saving it for now because I like to think of it as a sign of greatness! :) LOL

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    1. Hey, Jen from Thorlo here..."sign of greatness"...might need to borrow that one!

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  28. My oldest pair of running socks just happen to be ones I swiped from my husband! They are just solo comfy and recently he noticed a hole on the top and asked me when was I going to get my own!

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    1. Hey Jean: Jen from Thorlo here; what a great story...email me at jgrant@tholo.com if you'd like a catalog...you'll have to get HIS & HER's socks!!!

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  29. I actually throw away running socks quite often so my oldest pair is probably only from last year?!?!?

    The June giveaway for a pair of PowerSox begins in 2 days! Our Journey

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    1. Hi Sarah: Jen from Thorlo here...good luck with the June giveaway...email me at jgrant@thorlo.com and let me know how it goes!

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  30. Oldest pair is a beloved pair of fuzzy socks from Nap (the Brookstone company)...so comfy!

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    1. Hey Lori: Jen from Thorlo here...gotta love the fuzzy ones right?

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  31. I thought my Adidas socks were the best until I bought Thorlos for my first Half Marathon. The cushion/comfort is where I fell in love. I thought about trying others, but why? If it ain't broke, don't fix it!

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  32. Hey Walisa: Jen from Thorlo here...so happy to read your post...you are so right - if it ain't broke don't fix it! Email me sometime at jgrant@thorlo.com

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