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Paula's secret to success
I found this article on the BBC news website, all about Paula's icy secret to success. Enjoy!
I think I'd rather try the 12 hours sleep a day that she did in preparation for the FLM.
I use a dustbin full of cold water for 10min after my trining runs on hot day's & thats bad enough.
It's in the garden so the neighbour's must think I'm nut's!!
How does Paula get a bin or bath full of water down past cold tap level cold? Paula must have one hell of a lot of ice-cubes in her fridge freezer!
I tried standing in a kitchen bin of iced water when training for my first marathon as I was suffering from very sore calves-it worked! The first few minutes were the worse then your legs sort of go numb, along with your brain! Happy running!
At her post 10K interview I wonder how many people thought she said she was going to have 'a nice bath'. Brrrrr
I always wondered what garden water butts were really for.
Hmm, I must have completely blocked this from my memory - whilst at school I severely injured my right ankle, so when the footie season came around the following year and my school team went on tour, me and some of the other 'perma-injury' girls had to start our days my immersing our feet in buckets of ice cold water. Oh, the shock, but it did work, meaning that my ankle was immobile upon waking, and then mobile after the water-torture!
But an entire bath??? No thanks!
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