Ok couple of things that help alleviate too much soreness if it occurs. Very light to light work in same area which pumps blood to the area and really helps recovery, but not enough to damage muscle tissue again, that would be like chucking turps on a bonfire.
Sleep more and get up to eat in the night, or drink a protein drink in the night, take some fats with it, for instance Olive oil and fish oil caps.
I got so good at doing this, I used to not even remember doing it, I'd set alarm for 3.45 wake, drink the protein shake etc, and not even remember, just wake and the empty tub would be there.
Unless some joker was coming in my room and drinking it for me.