Sunday during the strength/skill portion of my training, I was executing 3 x 5 (or 3 sets of 5) heavy deadlifts @ 185#. I didn't set up correctly during my last set, pulled wrong and pulled my hamstring! Ouch!
Needless to say, I finished the WOD even though it included more deadlifts. By that evening, I was paying the price. My hamstring was so tight, and I had very, very limited range of motion. I couldn't squat down to pick anything up if my, or my son's, life depended on it! And by 2am, I definitely needed the walker when going to the bathroom! Lol.
So, for the next 2 days, I listened to my body (for once) and rested. But that was the end of my cautiousness.
Tonight found me @ the Box working on hang snatches and overhead squats (of all things!)...oh yeah, and Pete also threw in an 800m run.
Even though I went light (35#), I still was questioning my sanity halfway through the skill/strength portion. My hammy was on fire...tada, da, da! By the WOD (you guessed it, more snatches/overhead squats), I almost wished I'd stayed at home and rested another day...ALMOST...not quite!
It's true what they say...some of your best workouts occur when you are beat up or had a bad day. Throughout the WOD, the Maestro himself complimented me on my snatch and overhead squat (2 of my CF nemesis)...oh glory day! And my overhead squat even felt solid to me...and I'm my own worst critic!
The icing on the cake was:
By the time I finished the run, my hammy had just started to loosen up! Not only that, I shaved 1:27 off my mile (0:435 off my half mile)!
See what happens when you work through the pain!?!