Friday, March 21, 2008

Done! 1000 Snatches, 48 minutes w/12kg

Never one to resist a challenge, I had to just "get er done!" Here's the breakdown;

Set #1

12/12 x 20 = 20 min.
10/10 x 1 = 1 min.
500 snatches, 21 min.

3 min rest

Set #2

12/12 x 10 = 10 min.
240 snatches, 10 min.

1 min rest

Set #3

10/10 x 13 = 13 min.
260 snatches, 13 min.

1000 snatches, 48 min.

I wasn't sure about the rules, so I did put the weight down twice. The first time after a 21 minute set...I probably could've slowed down and kept going. The second, for only 1 min. between sets 2 & 3. Next time, if there is a next time, I'll do it with someone's very difficult to concentrate and do the math, in fact, I was lucky to have met the goal prefectly. In actuality I thought I overshot it, to my surprise I hit it on the nose....Thank God!


Franklin said...

As impressive as your previous March Swing Madness monster numbers are, this new feat is even more extraordinary. Whether you rested or not, or put the bell down a few times doesn't seem to tarnish this accomplishment in the slightest .. 1000 snatches, 48 mins w/12kg .. AMAZING!!

Anonymous said...

Come on...I was just throwing ideas are around LOL!!! Obviously you are a no talk all action lady. Now Ill have to catch up. I had an unexpected flight this morning so I guess Ill give it a whirl tomorrow AM.
None the less...great work!!!

Bill Fox said...


Back in the day a few of us(me, Whitely, Rob L., few others) did this with the 16kg (about = to you using the 12kg)without puttting it down. Only Cotter did it fast. We were mostly around an hour. Obviously if you don't put it down you have to baby your hands a bit more i.e. go slower.I find your "1000" to be 100% legit by any standard.

Apropos, I just made a sweet "snatching sock" by just cutting a thumb hole in really thin running sock, the "short no show" kind. Did 400 with the 16kg in 25 minutes to test it.

Nice work, as usual.

Amy Jurrens said...

You're the woman! I thought doing 160 snatches in 10 minutes with the 16 kg was a lot. (Did that on Monday.) You truly inspire me Tracy!

Will you be at the April RKC? I'm going for my cert then. It would be great to meet you. I'm off to do my TGUs and 10 minutes of swings. Have a great weekend!

Mark Reifkind said...

good lord woman! that is freaking unbelievable! I live with you and still can't beleive how easily you pull this stuff off. amazing.
PLUS, its on top of these performances:

3/20 800 swings in 30 min( after 350+ snatches)
3/12 1010 swings in 30 min
3/10 1400 swings in 60 min
3/4 1500 swings in 60 min
2/29 1000 24 kg swings 60 min

that's quite a collection of workouts! well done Hon, I'm so proud :))

Gabi said...

You are the woman to accomplish such a feat! I was so sure you were going to do it! Still I'm bowled over, it is simply incredible!

JenG said...

You rule!

Mark Reifkind said...


I talked to brett yesterday who said he had done 1160 snatches in one hour with the 16kg. amazing numbers for all.

fawn said...

Amazing Tracy! Very impressive!

Colleen said...

Way to go Tracy! I am truly impressed and inspired...but not inspired enough to try to keep up with you ;-)

Tracy Reifkind said...


March madness...I love it! I didn't plan it that way, but it seems to be a trend.

I ended up swinging again this afternoon with clients for about 20-30 min.

Tracy Reifkind said...


This workout was done after a 90 min., 104 degree, Bikram yoga class. Keep coming uo with ideas...I'm game!

I told you I had to get leaner...of course the 1/2 bag of chocolate covered, peanut butter filled pretzels isn't going to help!

Tracy Reifkind said...


I think it is easier to never put the weight down. Once I stopped momentum, it was way harder to get back the groove.

I had never tried this before and didn't know what to expect. If I had someone with me, I know I would not have stopped.

I will eventually try 60 min nonstop and go for numbers. I think I can do it, and at only a10/10 pace that equals 1200. sock sleeve is definitely open to interpretation. I've used thinner socks, kids socks, I've had a client cut a thumb hole like you've described, etc.. When I thought of it, the idea was to have something that allowed the bell to slide, while protecting only a small part of the hand.

Tracy Reifkind said...


160 w/16kg is alot! I'm not sure I could do that! I'm so out of shape with the 16kg, but that's coming back soon!

I would love to come out to the April cert, but Mark is not teaching at that one, so I don't really have an excuse! I'll be out in MN in June, during the level 2 cert.

Tracy Reifkind said...


I didn't give it much thought I just went out and did it!

Working toward the 16kg though, now that will be something. I would be happy to be able to snatch the 16kg for time,(60 min) the numbers wouldn't be important!

Tracy Reifkind said...

jeng, & Fawn,


Tracy Reifkind said...


Keeping up with, or working up to...that's the difference between competition or inspiration! We all do our best, and we all have to start somewhere!

Consistent workouts...that's the key...never miss, and train to your potential.

Aaron Friday said...

Snatch much? GOD! You should fight crime.

Lauren Brooks said...

Nice work Tracy!

Shanah said...

Amazing! You are truly inspirational!
ps..give my brother and nephew a hug!

Tracy Reifkind said...


Just think...if I ever practice shooting I could realy be dangerous!

Tracy Reifkind said...


Can't wait to meet you in June, although Mark and I have talked about going down to San Diego soon.

Tracy Reifkind said...


Hey, wow! Thanks for stopping by! I hope everyone is fine where you are...and happy!

Gone Fishing said...

Hi Tracy! I rarely post comments on blogs but I cannot get your accomplishment out of my head. You are spectacularly inspiring and I couldn't resist the opportunity to thank you for it. So, thank you! And, sign me out as one of your biggest fans, Cindy G.

Tracy Reifkind said...


Thank you so much for the compliments, and taking the time to comment.