As a result of my missus being on maternity leave (and thus being available for the nursery run) I've been able to commute by bike 5 days a week, instead of just 2 or 3 days I was doing previously.
But my poor ickle leggies hurty me..
So Rule #5 or should I be doing something to help them recover between rides?
If so, what helps? I drink quite a lot of water already (pint of orange squash before I leave, 1.5 litre of bottled water during the day, at least a couple of pints of squash when I get in). And I try to get a decent bit of protein in my diet, from eggs and meat mainly.
Background: My commute is 11 miles each way and relatively flat. I've been riding it five days a week, both ways, for four weeks now. My legs are feeling pretty drained and empty.