Speaking of recovery, remember way back when after MCM when I did some reviews of products I tried from the expo? No. Okay, fine. Well I did. Anywho, at MCM I had come across the Arctic Ease booth at the Expo. I took some samples at the time but didn’t really get to use the product until I was stumbling around after the marathon and lo and behold they had a tent set up and were wrapping people on the spot. I asked the lovely gentlemen at the tent to mummify me in the wraps since they felt so damn good, he thought I was joking for some reason. (Click HERE for original post.)
Since I touted the company’s product without getting any samples for an “actual” review they sent me some new stuff for a review and giveaway. Color me stoked!
The product they sent me to test is the newest version of the wrap that hasn’t yet hit the market. (Yes, I feel super important.) I used the wraps around my quads and upper thighs Saturday after the 22 miler and I immediately noticed that the wraps felt even colder than the product I used after MCM. The original is already pretty awesome but the upgrade is sheer delight. They stayed cool for about two hours and are ready to use again.
The wraps are basically self adhering, cold therapy but without the possibility of frostbite from actual ice. They also stay cold and last for a few hours. They can be reused and don’t need to be frozen. As you can seen from the description this is why I was so taken with them at MCM.
In addition to the wraps, I was sent some cryotherapy pads. I didn’t try these but I assume they work the same as the wraps. But this my friends, is where you come in. I’m having a giveaway! Yay!
Here are the two prize packages, just like on the Price is Right only with a different B.o.B.:
The top photo is a blue t-shirt size M, one wrap, and a cryotherapy pad packet which contains three 4×6 pads. The bottom photo is a tech singlet size S, one wrap, and a cryotherapy pad packet. The shirts both run a little big so it’s worth entering for just the wraps and pads alone. I really like this product and will actually be doing more cool stuff with Arctic Ease so stay tuned. Also, please excuse my terrible art direction and photography. Heh.
I hope you all had great weekends. Wasn’t there a football game on or something? Kidding!
I want to try it because it looks way cooler than the old lady ice bags I have to Ace wrap to my knees after looong runs.
I want to try it because you KNOW I VERY WELL COULD GET HURT!!! My achilles has been a bit angry here and there.
I'm heading over to be a fan
You know that I know that you know that your awesomeness will shine so bright that sunglasses won't be able to stop it!! Can't wait to hear about it!!!
Arctic Ease rocks! I have plenty of samples from the expo, so save them for those who want them!
I want to try it bc I'm always up for trying new products – espec if they work!
Count me in chica! I would definitely like to try me some Arctic Ease.
As for your marathon, you know you will rock it! I can't wait for the recap. Enjoy taper madness. 🙂
I've wanted to try it ever since your original post! I think it would be great for after long runs when I don't have time to sit in an ice bath. Oh and for all those injuries that seem to creep up. I'm thinking hot summer days might find me using them just for fun.
Good luck on your upcoming marathon, but you are gonna be great because you're so well trained. I can't wait to see what you can do since you've become so speedy and all! I wouldn't be surprised if you came home with a nice shiny BQ. 🙂
I want to try it but it looks like so far it doesn't come in a full-body version. sad face. lots of luck to you, babes!
I definitely want to try it because my knee has been bothering me after long runs…and it'd be great to try something new to ease the pain.
I would try it on my Achilles tendon whom is not to pleased with me at this point in time after my last few long runs!
I would like to try this product because: I am too spazzy to be able to hold ice to any body part for prolonged periods of time.
RE: The Bachelor, he's one of the most attractive guys they've ever had on the show. His body, his scruff, rrrrrrow.
I want to try it for my knee. ouch
I follow them on twitter (dont have a fb)
Hmmm…how should I put this…"John Jr." (Eh-hemm) insisted that I enter because he is really, REALLY not happy with the currently employed ice bath approach. 😉
Now go out and be relentless!! 🙂
I would love to try it. My knee has been hurting and ice definetly helps, but my ice bags keep leaking.
i would love to try it and enter the giveaway, but i have an issue with step 2. NO FACEBOOK
I would love to try Arctic Ease after my runs. You speak so highly of it – it has to be good! And of course, it looks way better than ice bags. 😉
You will do great at the marathon! Since you are so speedy you might even be on top in your age group. Can't wait for your race recap.
I would loveee Arctic Ease! I've heard great things about them and have bee wanting to use them! They would definitely help with my oober sensitive achilles tendons and heels! Best of luck with your race– you'll do great, no doubt!!!
I would love to try this! I am such an ice pack addict and I have totally passed my addiction on to my 3 year old – anytime she has a remote injury, she needs an ice pack. 🙂
No worries on the facebook Josh and Tricia! So long as you at least go look around their website you can still enter the contest. 🙂
I would love to try this because while I am a crazy hardcore runner (i.e. 14 miles last saturday in the 36 degrees rain in DC), I am a wimp and cannot bring myself to take an ice bath!
Oh yea and I now like Arctic Freeze on FB and told them you sent me! Good luck in FL0 kick butt!!
I would love to try this~I have been rehab running with a minor knee injury since early Jan and now that I am heading back into the running game 🙂 I see many many miles in my near future. Top that with biking, swimming, cross training, kettlebells, chasing a toddler…many aches and pains that this could help.
Plus, I am sick of doing ice therapy in these giant snowbanks
Sending you many many positive vibes for your FtL race 😀 Actually, I am so sick of this snow, I might drive down there and cheer you on personally!!
Sending Lloyd lots of bacon too 😀
I love your line "The price as right, but with a different B.o.B." HA!
I would love to try the wraps because I'm confined to the treadmill due to the weather and I get some gnarly knee pain if I run too many workouts consecutively on the 'mill.
You will certainly rock the Ft. Lauderdale mary…hell, you jumped over fire! You can do anything!
I am now looking foward to trying Arctic Ease because you never steer me wrong. 😉 and because it sounds practical, effective, & innovative!
Cool giveaway. I'm not officially entering bc I'm not doing the Facebook thing, but these look really cool. Sometimes ice just seems like too much trouble. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Our weather has been ridiculous, but it's been fun to play in the snow, and I'm sure when our heat and humidity hit I'll miss it. Looking forward to checking out more of your blog!
I think these wraps would keep my BEvERages cold if wrapped around them and the shirts would really be tight fitting!
Oh Man. Anything is better than being stuck on the couch with a bag of frozen peas and an ace bandage. Arctic ease would be awesome!
Good luck at the marathon – you'll do amazing!!
Thanks for stopping by my blog!
Cool giveaway…I could definitely put these to use!
I'll become a fan on FB.
And here's wishing you fleet feet, and tail winds for your marathon!