RecoveryPump has really shown it's true value lately since I've been taking long flights to races. I started out the season racing in Pucon,Chile, then in Dubai, Mexico, and next weekend I will be flying to race in Brazil. I don't normally do races that are so far away, so having the RecoveryPump to travel with has been really helpful. Since it's now battery powered and more compact, it's easy to travel with and I don't have to worry about bringing a power converter when I travel outside of the US. I just charge it fully before I leave and get plenty of uses out of it.
I usually use the pump as soon as I get the chance when I arrive to get rid of my airplane cankles. Then I use it before and after the race and it really helps me feel ready to race and recover quicker after. I prefer to fly in and out pretty quick, so that I can get in proper training the week before. I can get away with arriving the Thursday or Friday before an international race now, which is awesome.
RecoveryPump has made a huge difference in my recovery over the past 5 years. I can't imagine what I'd do without it now.