After a week away from the delights of conditioning work, I was a bit anxious about the workout today. As I expected, it was rough, but not the whip-my-ass-and-pray-for-it-to-end rough from last month. Hopefully that's because I'm getting a bit stronger and can actually handle the workouts instead of just trying to survive them.
Of course the other factor is that week one is always "easier" in the sense it's about building endurance for the more challenging workouts ahead. And, if nothing else, endurance is one thing I should have a little of at this point. I also made sure to get three meals yesterday. Not great meals but something. That seems to have helped too.