I study under a traditionalist Grandmaster who doesn't believe in air conditioning. Our school is equiped with AC, but with the exception of the kids class he NEVER turns on the air. It doesn't matter if it's 95-100 degrees, he still has us moving at a crazy pace in the heat.
The weather has been especially humid the last couple of weeks. I've been drinking a lot more water throughout the day in order to avoid dehydration, but I still feel somewhat sluggish. I'm not talking about during class (the heat has slowed me down a little, but I'm kind of used it so I just push myself through class and drink a ton of water afterwards). The problem is more that I'm feeling kind of drained/lethargic throughout the day.
Maybe I'm still not drinking enough water. Do you think the sluggish energy is from dehydration? Also, is there a supplement or something I should be taking in addition to drinking more water to replenish all the electolytes I'm sweating out? I take a multivitamin, but should I be taking anything else? Or is this just a sign of overtraining and I need to cut back a little until the weather is more agreeable. (I really would rather not cut ease up on classes right now. There's a dan testing in 3 months and I want to be at my best for the test)
I don't know what's up. I've always gone to class 4-5 days a week and have never felt tired like this. Any thoughts? advice?