Snow Recovery


Sunday (2/6):

22 Miles Long (Treadmill, 1% Incline, 3:00:43, 8:14 Pace)

Today was my longest training run yet! I also ended up with a new weekly mileage high of 82 Miles! My legs are feeling pretty good, but it’s always good to do a preventative ice bath to help speed up recovery. Only this time I decided to experiment by taking advantage of the snow drifts that are around.

I have to say it wasn’t too bad feeling. Not like the shards of knifing pain of stepping into a pre-made ice bath.

For this outside adventure I did have on dry clothes and socks. After some picture-taking I didn’t stay out because I could have used an extra layer on my butt, it froze almost as soon as I sat down. Next time we have a big snow I may try this again instead of having us go out for big bags of ice. Next time I will wear some shorts underneath.

19 thoughts on “Snow Recovery

  1. LOL. What a great idea! I keep saying I need to start taking ice baths, but never actually do. Maybe this way I will get it done!


  2. This is so funny, I totally do this too! I think my neighbors think I’m nuts! Sometimes I take bags outside and fill them up with snow too, when I don’t need an entire ice bath. The snow just forms around your joints, so much better than bags of ice cubes! Great minds think alike! 🙂


  3. That looks like so much more fun than an actual ice bath! I’m such a weenie, I couldn’t even keep one foot in a bowl of icy water, let alone submerging my whole lower half.


    1. Oh yeah it doesn’t feel good. I usually shout while getting in. Some tips to ease the pain: wear a hat and sweatshirt hiked up and drink hot tea. The pain is temporary and the benefits are awesome!


    1. Unfortunately it’s not leaving fast enough. I’m SO ready for winter to be over. If you ever want to go for a run and sit in a snow drift let me know. 🙂


  4. Haha I was thinking about this the other day but since I have so many neighbors I didn’t figure they’d appreciate me sitting out in the snow 🙂 Plus I’m sure its WAY colder than the ice bath! I still scream every time I get in though… at least in the summer its probably a little more tolerable! Congrats on the mileage girl 🙂


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