I started adding some heavy leg workouts to my weight-training routine; my upper body is coming along nicely (getting in shape for climbing), but I've been kind-of neglecting my legs when it comes to weights.
So, I started off with some basic squats (to work on glutes, calves, and quads, followed by 8x10 sets of lunges at fifteen pounds.
The lunges are what bloody killed me. This was two days ago, and my legs are sore as hell -- as in, my legs weren't this sore the last time I rode 80 miles without a break (although I pretty much licked my pantry clean afterwards). It's prevented me from riding to work the past few days, as I can barely even walk. The fact that I live upstairs has been...fun. Good thing I'm a masochist. :D
Any suggestions to help with the recovery? I'm walking around as much as I can to keep them from getting too stiff during the day, but I do work a desk job; and I've been increasing my protein intake to help the muscles rebuild. Anything else on the tips list?