We’re gonna need more ice packs

On my long run today (1:45:00, 11 miles), my left calf started feeling a bit stiff after some faster intervals…about an hour and a bit into the run…after I had stopped to top up my water bottles…so I kept the last 4 miles on the easy side, finishing without incident…although yes, my calf was a bit stiff after the run

…so as I was finishing my run I was thinking

‘We’re gonna need more ice packs’

since if my calf joins my right knee and left hamstring…my 2 freezer bags aren’t going to cut it anymore.

…and I’m _not_ going to do the ice bath thing…okay…at least not yet…

The title of this post is a parody on a great line from the 40 Year Old Virgin…

‘We’re gonna need more wax’

…that started to run through my head…runners high or something I guess

…here’s the clip…minor editing for our PG audience…and for the guys an ‘easy’ way to erase at least 5 seconds per 100 meters from your swim time 🙂

(small rectangle in the bottom right corner for full screen)
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2 Responses to We’re gonna need more ice packs

  1. Daughter says:

    Ice baths aren’t that bad! I took (quick) ice baths between long rides and hockey in early season 2009 🙂 It’s like the post-race IV.. but a lot less expensive.

    As for the video.. you’re getting crazier with age – but a fun fact about that scene is that wasn’t an act.. Steve Carell was actually getting waxed; so his reactions are completely real!

    A bit of empathy pops?

    • Dad says:

      Sounds like the ice bath thing was 2 years ago, so I’m guessing not enough ‘return’ on the ‘discomfort’.

      …of course, you’ve seen me swim, so if I can ‘buy’ an extra 5+ seconds per 100M for a little discomfort, the waxing thing sounds like a good investment…it’s sort of like training but with an instant return…that chest thing does look a little scary though…even for Iron Dad

      …oh that’s right, I have a wetsuit so it doesn’t matter in a race…whew 🙂

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