how long after long run is it still effective?
Sitting in cold bath works for my OH and just spraying cold water on my legs makes a big difference for me.
Like a lot of things in runnng it's whatever works for you.
But in answer to the original question - as soon as possible.
The research and articles that I read suggest that ice baths should be used after an event, eg in the case of runners after a race.
Ice baths after training are counter productive.
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