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I don't know what it is and thought someone had posted to this earlier but alas its gone! LOL.. anyway I wish I knew what that felt like .. in all my life with exercise I have never felt that second wind and always struggled with the first to the point of collapse! hated exercise unless it was done in fun.. running after kids for hours or some such thing!I am curious about it and how you feel when you get that feeling.. do you feel refreshed? I hear you say that you don't want to stop.. Well Thats really cool! I can't imagine!
When I was younger and used to do a lot of long-distance kayak racing I would always be very tense at the start of the race. These were mass-start events, and there was a definite phase-change once the start was over. The start basically meant getting clear of everyone else, and once that was achieved the focus switched to strategy. In terms of solo exercise there is a similar stress associated with starting, and that stress uses energy. Once that stress is gone i.e. once you've started, you lose some of that initial stress, settle down into a more sustainable rate of expenditure and start to plan your future expenditure, which comes down to efficiency. Starting isn't about efficiency though, so a disproportionate amount of energy is used during that phase.