As hinted at during the previous post, I did end up doing a straight-up high intensity interval UAW session this afternoon. A good little sweat-fest. I started off for a couple of minutes with bokken cuts, then went right into it.
As I cycled through the first round, I was starting to feel it. A little nausea crept in, and some wheezing breaths–not surprising considering the coat of yellow pollen covering everything.
However, just as I was really feeling the workout, suddenly, in the second cycle after the second ab set, I caught my second wind or something. I actually felt stronger! And felt like I could really pelt the workout, and I was able to kick it up a notch and still catch my breath. It was almost as if I was getting stronger with every set. Very strange, but pleasurable. I had that feeling that time was winding down, and I had plenty of reserve left, so I’d better really give it all I had to make the workout worth it.
And so I did, and it was great! I finished off the squat-thrusts springing as hard as I could from the squat up to the ceiling. Sure, I was breathing hard, but the nausea was gone, I didn’t even feel that lack of oxygen feeling where my teeth get numb, or anything. I felt energized rather than tired. I then took off to the gym and hit the sauna and the jacuzzi. I really started to come down in the jacuzzi, and was ready for a nap. On the way home, I picked up salad fixin’s and such at the supermarket, and really started to feel the hunger.
I was thinking about heading over to the College to help out with the fencing, but I didn’t know if they were still doing it, or if things were winding up in the semester (in the crush of things, sometimes these things don’t get communicated). As it happened, the roommate showed up and said that nope, they aren’t fencing today. Which is cool by me, I could use a nap! 😀