Friday, 10 November 2006

some farcical aquatic ceremony

Posted by speedygeoff on Friday, November 10, 2006 with 1 comment
"We are different, in essence, from other men. If you want to win something, run 100 meters. If you want to experience something, run a marathon." - Emil Zatopek

"I'm never going to run this again." - Grete Waitz after winning her first of nine New York City marathons

My calves have been very sore lately and the advice is to stand in cold water, e.g. the lake, after a run. There is evidence that cold water aids in recovery or prevention of some lower leg conditions? The temperature of water may be important. Colder water may relieve pain and have some anti-inflammatory affect?

The concentration of salt may also help reduce inflammation.

Water pressure may also help, which points to deep water being better than shallow.

But I am not sure about standing in the murky water of Lake Burley Griffin. It doesn’t seem very healthy, there is a genuine risk of infection.

Ocean swimming seems more beneficial! Now if only there were an ocean here in poor old land locked Canberra.

"Strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government. Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony." - IT'S ...
Monty Python and the Holy Grail.


cheatahs sometimes win

1 comment:

  1. Lake Burley Griffin doesn't sound too enticing. But at the end of the Canberra Marathon I might just brave it!