Icy recovery

The foundation of athletic improvement is recovery.

Most runners I know will do just about anything to recover from injury faster, or to help their legs feel fresher for that Sunday long run or track session. I even have a friend that brought back mud from the Dead Sea, believing it would rejuvenate her legs.

It was a moment of desperation that led me to the discovery of the ECB Cold Spa (ECB is an acronym of the inventor’s initials). I had done an 80km trail circuit race and could not walk like a normal human being the next day.

At that point I was a farm manager, and the day after the race I had

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