Sorry if this has been covered have tried a search with no luck.
I've got a weekend in Wales coming up which I also did last year, it was ruined a bit last year by the fact I was suffering on day 2 and decided to not even ride on day 3 because my legs were so knackered. I'm quite fit and could happily do any of the rides without problems individually, but doing them on days back-to-back was the issue.
I know I'm probably asking to have my cake and eat it, but any tips people have found to get around this? Barring access to Lance Armstrong's medicine cabinet. I'm thinking of things like stretches to do pre or post ride? protein shakes or other recovery foods /supplements? Deep Heat or similar muscle rubs?
What has been successful for you?