Sunday, August 18, 2013

Orange Kettlebell Club's Bay Area Championships! Part #1 Ten minute Snatch set, 187 reps (91/96)



I am so exhausted but I wanted to post something!  Here is my 10 minute 16kg Snatch set and more details coming, but the goriest detail?  Be warned....  I got the "Dexter Award"!  Apparently I splattered the floor and wall behind me from the shooting blood from my right hand after the switch from R to L.  As I was snatching L and my right hand swung alongside of me, my heart pumping oxygen to keep up pace, my heart was also pumping blood out of my hand. Yikes. I'm not saying that this is normal, or I should be proud, but I admit I think it was pretty cool.  I think it's cool to feel so focused on a personal goal that nothing else touches you, not that it's cool to damage your hands gutting out a few more reps.  But sometimes, until you learn how not to, it can happen.


I managed a PR (personal record) in 9:38.  I did not make my full 10 minutes because I had to switch from R to L around 4:30 because the skin on my palm sheared off at around 4:00!  (I'm kind of being dramatic...kind of!)  I was shooting for 100/100, but at 91 R and 30 seconds left before the usual 5 min switch I still would have been at least 3-5 reps short.  I switched and managed 96 reps on my L! A total PR on my L side by over 25 reps, and 4 short of the 100 rep goal.  187 total.


This was my second set of the day, and I'll post my jerk set when I have time, and I only have part of it on video as my IPad ran out of space and only got about 3/4 of it.  I also did a PR in the Jerk in total and on my L side.  37/34 (71 total)  Disappointing on my R, but I can't complain AT ALL!  (although I tried!)


All my team did amazing, all of them earning their Level one rank and/or placing in the top two in their divisions.  After I collected everybody's certificates and medals we went to Karaoke!  omg...I haven't danced like that in years!  And now that Mark is getting a new knee on Wednesday I think we'll be tearing up more dance floors soon!




Got to bed before midnight, and then 10:00am start time the next morning for a two day GS Instructor Certification!  I finished day one, barely able to hang onto an 8kg for technique practice, but tomorrow I should be closer to new again!  I'm crawling off to bed now.....good night.

9 comments:

Mike Moran said...

Serious Beast mode Tracy. Wow. Awesome and congratulations!

shortnginger said...

wow you the best!!!!!!!!!!!

Tracy Reifkind said...

Thanks Mike!

It was a great day and I can't wait to share more! Including more video of some of my team! Everybody was in beast mode, that's what competition does!

Tracy Reifkind said...

S and G,

It was pretty cool! And to be surrounded by people that have the same passion and commitment is so motivating. Amazing experience and it's only getting better!

Maribel said...

It. Was. Insane. You rocked the bells!

Aaron Friday said...

Congratulations on a great performance, Tracy! Awesome that you squirted blood, too. Great group photo; that looks like a fun group.

Jen said...

Love the blood squirting Tracy!! Congratulations to you, you always kick ass!

Question is, did you get the Karaoke on video??!!

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