Recently I completed my second half marathon with a finishing time that I was more than satisfied with. Considering I had not trained near the amount I desired and was primarily focused on finishing the Insanity workout program.
I can’t believe it has been two months since crossing the finish line in Little Rock. I am always blown away by how time intensive training can be for an event and then how quickly time passes following that event you have had circled for months.
Although it has been two months there is one bit of my training and recovery that I still carry with me. This is something I never really considered before LR(probably because of my comfort level) but now I think it is so crucial to my training and recovery. Ice Baths have become addictive following long runs. I know it sounds insane to those who have never done it. But my recovery after 10-12 min in 45 degree water is so much better than anything else I have ever done. Check this article out.
I recommend starting slow. I would usually get in the tub first, start the cold water filling around me, then yes, add the ice. It wasn’t so bad. I also would enjoy a nice hot cup of joe as well as push play on my favorite Pandora mix.
What are your good recovery tips?
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