But I was able to attack vigorously and keep going. I was able to do more than one bout, with several rounds in each. HA!
Good talk, too. DRW thinks what came into my head while writing a particular incident is not only doable but will be a great addition to the scene. Discussed the details of, among other things, cocking a crossbow while on an unstable surface, the rigging of tall ships, rate of fire of crossbows in various tactical situations.
I was even able to clamber out of the car once I got home (just barely...the hour in the car after fencing is long enough to stiffen up considerably.