Thursday, August 6, 2009

Closer to 50 than 40

Did I mention my birthday was yesterday? (LOL) Anyway, seriously, I have been teaching swing classes now since the first of this year and I love my "core" group of people, especially in my Intermediate/Advanced level class. My "core" group are the students that have been showing up, consistenly for weeks, if not months, and to see their progress from, in some cases, "sucking wind" after 1o swing reps, to being able to swing for minutes at a time with very little rest, and now some training Max Vo2 with me all the way up to 80 sets!

I realized, when someone asked me my age (can you believe someone asked?), that I am now closer to 50 than I am to 40.....yikes! did I hear that? FIFTY. Well, let me give you an idea of my KB workout today;

5 minute warmup w/16kg

100 transfers w/16kg, 2.5 min. work, 1 min. rest

100 2 hand swings w/20kg, 2.5 min. work, 1 min rest

100 rep roudabouts w/16kg, 2.5 min., work, 1 min. rest

50 2 hand swing w/ 20kg, 1.25 min work, .75 min rest (total 2 min)
x 2 (100 reps total)

100 rep roundabouts w/16kg, 2.5 min. work, 1 min. rest

4 sets of 10 reps
2 sets of 20
1 set of 30, 2 hand swings w/20kg, 4 minutes total

25-35 minutes, and then......double swing, double clean/press combinations w/ double bottoms up cleans with two 12kg's for another 15 or so minutes.

This workout was after swinging with my Beginner's class for 30 minutes, and followed with 45 minutes of Spinning. Finishing off my afternoon with 90 minutes of this normal for a woman that almost 50? ( I better not say that because I'm sooooo far away from 50! lol)

Until I have a little more time to write about feeling like I'm in the best shape of my life, I'm going to enjoy everyday of being 46. I'm not afraid of 50, 60, 70, 80, 90.....I'll take anything after 90, lol.....but I can wait!

PS I forgot to mention that the 3 other people in my Intermediate /Adv class....the 2 women are 1/2 my age, and the male student is a very fit 30 something, and this is a hard ass class! (I have to give Meg props though, she's closer to my age, but I'm not telling!)


Christine said...

Happy Birthday!

Mark Reifkind said...

my love

it matters not what age you are, you are just getting better each and every day, in each and every way.And you couldnt be more beautiful no matter what age. I want to grow old with you and be kicking ass training kbs when we are 70 and beyond!
Happy Birthday my Love,

ps awesome work on your max vo2!Team TracyRif are some lucky chicks.


mslloyd said...

Very polite of you to not point out that I'm older than you are!! But its just a meaningless number as long as you keep on challenging yourself. See you tomorrow for some max VO2, you youngster.

Tracy Reifkind said...

Thanks everyone....

I wanted to tell your age because I was blown away when I found out myself! But I'm glad you mentioned it instead.

I'm also glad that I, as a "former fat girl" have helped you, such an accomplished athletic woman, find a way to challenge yourself with KB Max training.

As you know, being an athlete that has trained very specifically for a sport, it's not about "willy nilly" "shiney new things", it's about showing up, doing the numbers, rep after rep, step after step, stroke after stoke, that make our bodies and our minds the strongest.

Tracy Reifkind said...

My sweet husband,

Thank you for making my birthday week so special (from Sat. to Sat. , lol!) I'm so lucky to be married to the strongest man ever!