|The stretch tools|
|A post-run treat from the running past|
Xaarlin's post about forgetting the basics resonated with me because I think I've gotten cocky and stopped doing the things that worked for me in the past. I was hungry before I even started, so that was a mistake that I'm still paying for today, still.
Another step I missed was stretching. What was I thinking?! I own a foam roller and I know the stretches I need to do, and yet, I skipped all of that. During my marathon training, I also took an ice bath after most of my long runs (while eating oatmeal or my recovery drink). And after the marathon, I took a day off of work to rest and recover.
What is your post long-run ritual? Do you have a routine you follow every time?