i ran yesterday on the trails and (OF COURSE!) my foot was hurting from the get go... i ignored it and ran on. eventually the soreness subsided a bit and i could focus on the run instead of my foot.
later last night i talked to a friend of mine and fellow runner who recommended i do an ice bath on the offending extremity. we talked about it and he shared with me that a distance runner friend of his does ice baths often and has had much success with them.
so today i've been perusing the internets looking for proof of that before i go submerging my parts in frigid ice water. if you recall i did not particularly enjoy my "ice bath" during the tough mudder earlier this month so (as can be expected) i'm a bit reluctant to try this method of healing.
i found this article which basically says that being in an ice bath has no significant healing properties. then there was this article which says the exact opposite! what's a runner girl to do?!?
i guess i'm going to test it out for myself and see what happens. anyone have any thoughts on that? if so... please comment.