What we do after our run is just as important as what we do during. I am not going to get in to the science of it all because I actually don't know what the hell I am talking about and no matter how many times I try to read about the subject it overwhelms and bores me to no end. Plus the only thing I care about is if it works, not neccesssarily how (I'm shallow like that). What I do know, the pieces I have taking from some of the reading I did years ago in Advanced Marathoning and Ultramarathon Man work for me. Here is the 3/4 step Post Run Care routine that works for me.