Hilary Achauer explains how the oldest and youngest athletes in the Southern California Regional approached the competition.
If you’re a CrossFitter over the age of 30, it’s likely that at some point you’ve given yourself a little extra credit for your years.
Yes, you’ve played the age game.
After getting demolished in a workout, you allowed yourself to think, “Yeah, I didn’t get as many rounds as I thought, but I’m 10 years older than her! I’m doing fine.”
As a 38-year-old in a gym filled with mostly twentysomethings, I was happy giving myself a pat on the back for my extra years until I met 42-year-old Bill Grundler at the Southern California Regional. I didn’t even think about the effect of being 10 years younger than most of the competition until I watched Connor Martin, age 20, compete at that same event.