24 Pull-ups!

I did 24 kipping pull-ups in a row tonight, tying the women’s record at our CrossFit gym.  Several weeks ago I grabbed the crown by doing 22, and the next week another woman did 24.  I tried so hard tonight to get that 25th and I just couldn’t clear my chin over the bar on the last one.  I dropped to the ground, pleased that I tied the record and disappointed that I couldn’t pull off that last one to take it myself (ha, pull, pun!).

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October 13, 2009. Tags: , . Words. Leave a comment.

22 Pull-ups!

I did 22 kipping pull-ups in a row tonight at CrossFit.  Two nights ago I dreamed that I did 24 and I have a distinct memory of the motion I was using, they seemed so easy at the time.  When I got to the gym I decided to try out the dream technique to see if it made a difference in the waking world.  As I was heading over to the bar, one of the owners said he wanted to see a new female record for the gym.

“What’s the current record?” I asked.

“21,” the trainer replied.  “Let’s see it, I want a new record set right here, now, tonight!”

I slowed down after 16 or so, and had to stop for a moment at 20.  #21 barely counted, with my chin just at the bar, and then I finished off with a comparatively solid #22.  I think I haven’t maxed out my potential yet, it just might take awhile to get a new PR.  That’s a downfall of greatness, I guess…

Previous personal record: 19 on August 28, 2009.

September 21, 2009. Tags: , . Words. 3 comments.

19 Pull-ups!

I did 19 pull-ups in a row at the gym tonight!  As I was driving over I said to myself, “Hey, maybe I’ll do 20, wouldn’t that be cool!”  As I was warming up they felt pretty good, so I kept going.  I started slowing down as I hit the teens, and after 18 when my chin barely cleared the bar I had to hang for a moment to gear up for another one.  As I was pulling myself up for 19 I was thinking “Oh my god maybe I can get 20!!” and then after I made it up I dropped to the ground.  Everything gave out — my grip, my arms, my back, I was breathing heavily.

My PR jumped by two this time.  Previous record set on August 1, 2009: 17.

August 28, 2009. Tags: , . Words. Leave a comment.