On Episode 285 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed two veteran CrossFit Games competitors: Gretchen Kittelberger and Christy Phillips. This episode was webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, July 17, 2013.
3:16 Gretchen Kittelberger placed second at the Mid Atlantic Regional and earned her third trip to the CrossFit Games. She feels her experience has made her more confident this year. Kittelberger described her training since the Regional and detailed how the past year differed from previous years. Some event details had been announced before the interview, and Kittelberger talked about how to strategize and develop a game plan for a workout in a short time. She also described what her nutrition looks like and how she deals with the inevitable surprises of the Games.
28:38 In 2013, Christy Phillips will be making her fifth appearance at the CrossFit Games. She described her training since winning the Mid Atlantic Regional and said she doesn’t feel as much pressure as she has in years past. She gave advice to other athletes who would like qualify for the Games and explained how she has maintained elite fitness over the past five years. Phillips spoke about her job as a nurse at an academy for ballet and described how her CrossFit experience has helped her relate to the ballerinas. Conversely, she described how her job relates to her CrossFit career. Finally, she talked about nutrition and how she’s coming into the Games a little heavier than in years past.