So what do you do after winning a marathon? Okay, okay, you probably didn’t WIN a marathon, but regardless if you ran a 2:09 or a 6:59, here are ways to celebrate your accomplishment.
#1) Ice! Make ice your friend. And I’m not talking about ice cream either I’m talking about an ice bath. 99.9% of you will balk at the mere thought of such a thing, but I write from personal experience. Ice helps calm & soothe sore, inflamed muscles and speeds up the recover process. I was chatting with Bart Yasso over the weekend [ at the ING New York City Marathon ] & he mentioned that ice bath’s aren’t on the top of his fun list. I also agreed that they may not be fun, but knowing how I’ll feel AFTER I take one, gets me into the ice. Aim for 20lbs of ice, water temp should be around 50 degrees. Stay in about 15minutes.