Hi, my name is Gary Reinl. I am a long distance runner (50 plus years; logged more than 50,000 miles), and the author of ‘ICED!’. And, I am a passionate member of the ALTRA club.
In “real” life I work with many professional and other elite athletes and their trainers, therapists and doctors and represent a muscle recovery device called MARC PRO. I have been doing this type of work for more than 40 years. That said, this blog post isn’t about me. Instead, it’s about you and your relationship with ice and your ability to recover after a hard workout. If you don’t use ice, you will likely find the following, at the least, interesting. If you do use ice, read carefully and feel welcome to contact me with questions, comments, etc.
For some runners the marathon is just not far enough! Once you have ticked the marathon off your list of 'must do before I die' what will you aim for next? Maybe it will be an ultramarathon.
What is an ultra?
An ultra-marathon is an event longer than the standard marathon distance of 26.2 miles. Ultras usually take one of the following forms: