I'll usually do a light pre-run stretch, and then I'll start off slow till things start loosening up then get into a decent stride depending on how long I intend on running for. I'll definitely do a cool down stretch routine when done.
I've got a 5k race this Saturday so I'm taking it easy all week.
2013 Race Schedule
2/3 Sac State Superbowl 10k 55:20
4/7 Sactown 10miler 1:47
4/21 Capital City Classic 10miler 1:42
5/4 American River 1/2 2:37
7/27 Fab 40's 5k 27:50
11/29 Run to Feed the Hungry 10k 58:40