As a dancer, I got used to stretching extensively every day. I wish I’d known then what I know now, which is that I was probably doing myself a lot more harm than good, weakening my muscles and worsening my fatigue and soreness. To learn more about that, listen to the Science of Stretching episode of the Liberated Body podcast. Trust me, you need to know this.
Luckily, in my later dancing years I found Active Isolated Stretching and put together a little routine that seemed to re-balance my body after the sometimes very asymmetrical demands of the day, as well as erasing tightness and fatigue like magic. I do it to this day after every run.
Give these post-run stretches a try and leave a comment telling me what they do for you!