The 2017 Opens competition has come to a close. For those of us who participated we know what a humbling experience it is. With the road to Wisconsin now officially underway, we begin to assess the athletes who have separated themselves from the expansive field of Open competition and take the next step into the Regional competitions.
As many of us get back to our daily training routines, the Regional athletes are scheming, organizing, and analyzing their competition. Being so close, yet so far from the ultimate goal of being crowned the “Fittest Athlete in the World”. But what does it actually take to compete on the ultimate stage? Last year we shadowed inov-8 athlete Anna Tobias [Formerly Tunnicliffe] , to give the community an inside look into the physical exertion, swift recovery techniques, and the mind games she endured on her way to a Top 10 finish at the 2016 Games.
“Competing at the CrossFit Games is an experience like no other. You are surrounded by the fittest individuals in the world, so it makes you want to push even harder! You work all year long to leave everything out there on the competition field. It truely is a team event, and I couldn’t do it without the support and direction of my husband and coach Brad Tobias, my amazing community from T2 CrossFit, and my other CrossFit family from around the world, and finally my incredible sponsors for providing me with the best gear available to train with!” – Anna Tobias [Formerly Tunnicliffe]
Placing 9th in the Women’s Individual Mid-Atlantic Opens competition this year, and having competed in the Games each year since 2013; Anna is primed to take another shot at the Games this year. Follow Anna on her journey this year as she starts to gear up for the June 2nd Atlantic Regional. Make sure to also check out some of Anna’s favorite training footwear: the F-Lite 235 v2, and the FastLift 325.