Ok. Here's what happened. And I'm a total novice when it comes to drinking so I'm gonna ask some dumb questions; please bear with me. Sorry for the novel, too
Friday night I went out and had... rough estimates here... 10 shots of crappy vodka and then probably like 6 beers. It was enough to get me pretty drunk (which probably means I can't hold my alcohol, but whatever) but not enough to give me a hangover the next day or anything like that. Saturday night I had maybe 8 shots and 5 beers.
Sunday I went to the gym and lifted a bit, set a 3x3 Bench PR so I thought I was feeling pretty good. I didn't drink as much water as I should have, not very much at all by my standards (I drank maybe a quart. Normally I have about a gallon.) But the thing is, my piss was still almost clear even 24 hours after my last beer. If I was dehydrated it would have been yellow right?
So anyways it's monday. I have a big breakfast at 9:30 and then a small lunch at noon, drinking a little water throughout the day and my urine is still clear (or close to it), which is surprising to me because I feel like I haven't drank enough water to be properly hydrated. But anyways, I start my workout at 3:30. You don't need to know exactly what we were doing, i'll just say that we did fast shuttle runs for 1 min and then rest for 2:30 (6 sets total). Anyways, this is a Track team thing and I'm running it with jumpers, pole vaulters, and other sprinters. My endurance and speed both are better than about 90% of the guys I was running with, drastically in some cases.
So in the last 10 seconds of the very first set my legs are locking up BAD. I run the 400m so I know what lactic acid buildup feels like, this was different... my legs weren't just moving slowly; I was barely able to pick them up at all. I'm trying to hide it and whatever, so when the second set starts I go out way slower trying to conserve energy. I make it for about 20 seconds before I black out and fall over. A coach is tapping me on the side saying "don't quit on me!" so I get up and run again... for about 5 seconds where i collapse and just stay down. From there I was blacked out for probably 7-10 minutes (my estimation; nobody told me). I woke briefly because some guys were trying to stand me up, but then I was out again. Finally someone gets me up again and walks me to a bench, I'm falling all over the place because I can barely support my weight and shit, and then I sat there and drank water until I felt good enough to walk home.
It's bewildering to me that I couldn't even make it through 30% of the workout. I've never blacked out from exercise before by the way. The only other thing that occurs to me is that I hadn't eaten since noon (workout started at 3:30) where in the past I would want to eat something about an hour before I workout. But still, hungry and mildly dehydrated as I may have been, I can't imagine why it would such an adverse effect (my body has never come close to giving up on me like this before). And if I'm being honest, this is the heaviest weekend of drinking I've had before a tough workout like this, but again I had almost 40 hours to get over it so I don't see how that could be it...
mostly I'm wondering if it could be alcohol related i guess. Is this something that might happen to a guy who hardly ever drinks, but an athlete who goes out every weekend could have built up a tolerance to?