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  • Steelers21 Legend 592 posts since
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    30. Jul 7, 2008 8:18 PM (in response to RunnerWags)
    Re: recovering from long runs

     

    TowsonRunner wrote:

     

     

     

     

    Good point on the caffeine. One question: if everyone on this board is so smart, why are we immersing our bodies into ice water and running marathons?

     

     

     

     

    And getting up at 5:30 a.m. on the weekend, and turning blisters into calluses . . .

     

     

  • x_39_and_holding_x We're Not Worthy 2,974 posts since
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    31. Jul 8, 2008 2:57 AM (in response to lenzlaw)
    Re: recovering from long runs
    lenzlaw wrote:

    Yep, keep moving after your long runs and after the marathon.  I think it makes a big difference in how you feel later and the next day.

     

    I'll have to echo this.  I've only run 4 marathons but I have noticed a very direct correlation in the amount of walking afterward and recovery time.  After CMM this year I walked A LOT trying to find everyone.  And the next day I really didn't feel that badly at all.  Plus I didn't go to bed in agony like I did after my first -- MCM.  So after my 4th two weeks ago, I did the same thing -- walked -- a lot.  And the same benefits were present -- no pain that night or the next morning.  Stiffness, yes.  Pain, no.

     

    Stairs still suck after a marathon though.





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  • DaveVause Community Moderator 1,447 posts since
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    32. Jul 8, 2008 6:47 AM (in response to RubyBPG)
    Re: recovering from long runs

    Good reference on "ice" baths from Running Times:

    http://runningtimes.com/Article.aspx?ArticleID=8731&PageNum=&CategoryID=






  • x_39_and_holding_x We're Not Worthy 2,974 posts since
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    Re: recovering from long runs
    staving off decrepitude wrote:

    So would soaking my head in icewater prevent headaches?

     

    That's a good question!  Try it and let us know.





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  • MCM Ron Legend 1,916 posts since
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    Re: recovering from long runs

     

    staving off decrepitude wrote:

    So would soaking my head in icewater prevent headaches?

     

     

     

    Oh, yes.  But the downside is that it also tends to prevent breathing.

     

     





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  • DCtoPgh Community Moderator 3,033 posts since
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    36. Jul 8, 2008 7:48 AM (in response to x_39_and_holding_x)
    Re: recovering from long runs
    x_39_and_holding_x wrote:
    staving off decrepitude wrote:

    So would soaking my head in icewater prevent headaches?

    >That's a good question!  Try it and let us know.

    Jerry, you're a big brother, aren't you?!!





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  • HALOjen Legend 1,305 posts since
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    Re: recovering from long runs

    I've been avoiding ice baths.  I did one last year while prepping for MCM and HATED it!  You've got me convinced to try it again.  My husband will no doubt be giving me the "psychologist" eye when I submerge myself into a tub of ice water.  He already thinks I am a bit crazy and this will confirm it!





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  • HALOjen Legend 1,305 posts since
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    Re: recovering from long runs
    staving off decrepitude wrote:

     

    MCM Ron wrote:
    staving off decrepitude wrote:

    So would soaking my head in icewater prevent headaches?

     

    Oh, yes. But the downside is that it also tends to prevent breathing.

     

     

     

     

    A snorkel (or large straw) should take care of that.

     

     

     

     

    Lee, when you try this, will you please post a picture!!





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  • x_39_and_holding_x We're Not Worthy 2,974 posts since
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    40. Jul 8, 2008 8:14 AM (in response to DCtoPgh)
    Re: recovering from long runs
    DCtoPgh wrote:
    x_39_and_holding_x wrote:
    staving off decrepitude wrote:

    So would soaking my head in icewater prevent headaches?

    >That's a good question!  Try it and let us know.

    Jerry, you're a big brother, aren't you?!!

     

    How could you possibly know that? 





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  • dutch omi We're Not Worthy 5,642 posts since
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    41. Jul 8, 2008 8:27 AM (in response to HALOjen)
    Re: recovering from long runs

    I have these flexible ice packs that I wrap around whatever needs wrapping, although I too find that when I walk enough after a long run I'm not in pain.  I've never had headaches after a long run so I can't give any advice there.  I do hydrate really well the day before and I eat well about an 1 1/2 hours before a long run (kind of eggs, bacon, toast) and of course some cut up snickers bars instead of gu, so much more palatable.  Right now I haven't run in a week and I'm going to go off and do it in a little while.

  • DCtoPgh Community Moderator 3,033 posts since
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    42. Jul 8, 2008 8:38 AM (in response to HALOjen)
    Re: recovering from long runs

     

    curlyj wrote:

    I've been avoiding ice baths.  I did one last year while prepping for MCM and HATED it!  You've got me convinced to try it again.  My husband will no doubt be giving me the "psychologist" eye when I submerge myself into a tub of ice water.  He already thinks I am a bit crazy and this will confirm it!

    Jen, they were really really miserable for me until I figured out two things (that have already been said here but I'll reiterate): 1) wear a sweatshirt (and put the hood over your head if you must); 2) add water, add runner, then slowly add ice. The worst part is the first 60 seconds and then it honestly gets tolerable pretty quickly. I really believe they make a big difference in my recovery because it ices all those little muscles and tendons and things you never knew you had until you started marathoning And as far as the hubby? Give him the psychologist eye right back!! (Are you analyzing me? Yeah? Well I'm analyzing YOU analyzing ME)





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  • HALOjen Legend 1,305 posts since
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    44. Jul 8, 2008 10:23 AM (in response to DCtoPgh)
    Re: recovering from long runs
    DCtoPgh wrote:

     

    curlyj wrote:

    I've been avoiding ice baths.  I did one last year while prepping for MCM and HATED it!  You've got me convinced to try it again.  My husband will no doubt be giving me the "psychologist" eye when I submerge myself into a tub of ice water.  He already thinks I am a bit crazy and this will confirm it!

    Jen, they were really really miserable for me until I figured out two things (that have already been said here but I'll reiterate): 1) wear a sweatshirt (and put the hood over your head if you must); 2) add water, add runner, then slowly add ice. The worst part is the first 60 seconds and then it honestly gets tolerable pretty quickly. I really believe they make a big difference in my recovery because it ices all those little muscles and tendons and things you never knew you had until you started marathoning And as far as the hubby? Give him the psychologist eye right back!! (Are you analyzing me? Yeah? Well I'm analyzing YOU analyzing ME)

     

    I think I am going to get a t-shirt with that statement on it!!





    I will run for cupcakes!!

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