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Athlete Journal: Pat McCarty, Entry 21 - My Experience at the 2013 CrossFit Games

When it was first announced that the Masters events were going to be moved to mid-week, we felt like it was yet another slap in the face to the Masters population. And boy, were we wrong.

Athlete Journal: Pat McCarty, Entry 20 - 7/17/2013

This Saturday I leave for the 2013 CrossFit Games. I've made a lot of progress in the last year, but it's not over yet. Here are my goals for the Games this year.

Athlete Journal: Pat McCarty, Entry 19 - Dear Ryan McGrotty: Call Me Old One More Time...I Dare You

This week there was some controversy over the prize purse for masters athletes. One Facebook comment fired me up. Here's what I have to say to all the Ryan McGrottys out there.

Athlete Journal: Pat McCarty, Entry 18 - 6/26/2013

Ask anyone what they love about CrossFit and they'll probably mention the word "community." But like any community, forming a community starts with individuals - with me and you.

Athlete Journal: Pat McCarty, Entry 17 - 6/19/2013

Last Monday I decided to include “ring handstand pushups” in my warm up, with some unpleasant results. Now I'm making a vow: no more crazy shenanigans until after Carson.

Athlete Journal: Pat McCarty, Entry 16 - 6/12/2013

There are really only two post-competition experiences. You either thrill the crowd with a fantastic showing, or you feel like you just made a total ass of yourself. This is a story about the latter.

Athlete Journal: Pat McCarty, Entry 15 - 6/5/2013

When Chris Spealler didn't make it to the 2013 Games, the crowd went wild with accusations about the judging. I'm inclined to think the fault lies more with the choice of programming.

Athlete Journal: Pat McCarty, Entry 14 - 5/29/2014

We sometimes forget the importance of the gym environment. The community at your box is like water - when the water rises, all of the boats are lifted up. How’s the water in your box?

Athlete Journal: Pat McCarty, Entry 13 - 5/22/2013

Shortly after I started CrossFit, I decided to stop avoiding pain during workouts and take myself to my limit. After that everything improved. It all reminds me of a Star Trek episode I saw once.

Athlete Journal: Pat McCarty, Entry 12 - 5/15/2013

Last week an article about the kettlebell swing created a lot of buzz. It got me thinking about how CrossFit and other sports have evolved through the years and how discussion fuels those changes.

Athlete Journal: Pat McCarty, Entry 11 - 5/8/2013

This week I started thinking about our "CrossFit Heroes." Mine is Amanda Miller, a remarkable athlete who I can emulate, as an athlete, a coach, and even a person. That's what a hero should be.

Athlete Journal: Pat McCarty, Entry 10 - 5/1/2013

In order to really compete, you need a coach and you need programming. The question for us masters - and for any athlete really - is what program? Or should I say, whose?

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