I presume most of you that do long distance riding ride several days in a row. How do you do it and avoid being sore?
I normally ride 200-250 miles/week. That consists of one long ride on sunday (80-110 miles) and a few 40 mile rides during the week. My problem is that if I ride more than 2-3 days in a row, my legs feel very tired and sore. This has been the same for years now. I sleep well, enough for me, eat well, etc. Most times I am under in the drinking department during the rides, but certainly make up for it afterwards. I have tried eating more, drinking more, tights for recovery, etc without any real difference. I would love to be able to increase my riding to several days in a row, so I can maximize riding during trips out of town. Kind of sad to go on a 6 day trip and having to take a day or two off, which I see it as wasted time.
So, any suggestions on how to achieve feeling fresh the day after a ride? day after day?