Proper warmups are obviously very important. But what constitutes a proper cooldown? Every now and then due to time constraints I have had to jump into the car or house right after hard running, and I don't feel like I missed something important. I need to stay mobile after such running, ie walk the dog or walk to a store vice just sitting around.
But what do I really miss if I don't jog 10min after hard running?
Your thoughts are very much appreciated, letsrun.
(PS: yes, I am an experienced competitive runner.)