What sort of training are we talking about here? If it's weights I think one solution may be to work a 3 way split routine over a week, then, even if you have DOMS you'll be able to train because it would be a different body part and by the time you get back to the first the DOMS should have gone.
I think it may just be a case of conditioning - maybe you are starting out way to heavy/hard from a break and it would be better to ease into over a couple of months....I don't know much about your training, but if you are the sort of person who goes all out hard and pushes themselves to the limit no matter what, then this may be the problem.
The other thing is massage, and tons of it. That helps recovery no end. Also, diet is obviously important (lots of antioxidants etc) but sleep is vital.