Ice Baths

Ice baths are a great way to treat muscle soreness and help prevent injuries after a run.

Ice Baths

What To Wear

When I first heard about taking a bath in ice, I shivered at the thought of sitting naked in a tub full of ice. Lucky for me, I had someone to tell me that you get in a tub of ice-water with your clothes on.

So what to wear? Jump right in with your running clothes still on, or pick something warm on the top and just wear shorts on the bottom.

The ice is mostly for your legs and feet, so no reason the rest of you can't stay warm.

Amount of Ice

It's importan to start slow in order to get your body adjusted.

Before you even try the ice, just sit in a bath full of water as cold as you can stand it.

Once you can handle that, try just a couple trays of ice and build it up to a couple bags of ice.

Time In the Bath

Start with no more than 10 minutes and build up to 15-20 minutes.

Bring Company

You might want to bring something in the tub with you to keep you company such as an inspiring book like Sole Sisters: Stories of Women and Running and a nice warm drink.

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