In two weeks I'll be riding in the local MS 150. I'm planning to ride 105 miles, 75 the first day, 30 the second. I've been riding in training rides, usually 2 or 3 times a week. The club I'm a member of has been riding metric centuries every Saturday for the last four weeks and fifty milers before that. I'm currently riding with the 18mph group. So distance and speed for the first day are not a problem. My concern is, getting up to ride the second day. Everytime I complete one of these Saturday rides, I'm really sore and tired the next day and don't really feel like riding. Last week I tried a MTB ride the day after, not a good plan. I was tired and nearly fell several times. I cut the ride after less than an hour and went home.
My Question: Does anyone have any recommendations how to quickly recover after a ride so I can ride the next day?
All comments, responses are appreciated.