Excuse me if this question has been asked a million times before but here goes anyway !! I am a regular and after 4 months on the biff following car accident I am getting myself back on the road to fitness. I am currently doing 40 press ups 40 sit-ups every day with a 3 mile run monday wednesday and friday. Tabbing 4 mile at 15 min mile pace carrying 25 Kg Tuesday and Thursday. The problem I am having is sore muscles especially calfs and lower back. Yes I am cooling doing and stretching off but think my 30 year old body not recovering like it used to What is the best thing to do, a) Hot bath with some radox or similar. b) Ice pack/one of those gel pack jobbies you can freeze. I am drinking plenty through the day as well as trying one of these Lucozade recovery drinks.