I wonder how many adopt a policy of finishing a race or session and immediately (within minutes) eat a quantity of protein and carbs (tuna on bread for me - obviously), then do the warm down.
My clubmate Chris Finill and me after XC races would do a warm down while actually eating while we went. Potentially annoying for some as we would be eating, talking and going faster than some could race at.
Incidentally, Chris and some of the other guys are so focused on the races that they routinely forget all the back up supplies such as food, drink, extra socks and post race cleaning gear such as flannel and towel. They know where I am. I'm currently in deficit to two pairs of socks.
The other warm down solution is to go out a few hours later instead of just after the main effort, hence a walk to the bus or chip shop, or pub.
Can I be bothered to go out?
My average weekly mileage was dented yesterday, but so far this year its been just under 70 miles. It's a means to an end, I should remember that.
However, I'm feeling so much better than I did, I'm tempted to repeat yesterday's virtual nothing.