EXACTLY, what you had in mind eh?
1. Ice bath….let your legs recover from the effort with a 10 minute dip in the bathtub with some ice to allow them to reduce the soreness from the hard effort.
2. Run or Swim in a pool to alleviate the pounding on the muscles after a long race or run.
3. Drink lots of water and keep your body fueled with a balanced diet of fruit, veggies, protien and some carbohydrates.
4. Allow your body to rest with good sleeping habits.
Whether you do this after a 1/2 marathon or a very hard workout it allows your body to recover more effectively and you will be ready to go to the next race.