Athletes Signed Up for The Open: 109

For time, fast and heavy:
21 dumbbell thrusters
Run 400 meters
18 dumbbell thrusters
Run 400 meters
15 dumbbell thrusters
Run 400 meters

Dave is IN for The Open! He's one of 109 Roots athletes that have already decided to join the best 5-week party we know!

Dave is IN for The Open! He’s one of 109 Roots athletes that have already decided to join the best 5-week party we know!

Name:
Dave Conway

Age:
43

Occupation:
Software Developer

Years CrossFitting:
Less than 1. About 10 months.

Did the Open last year? If so, did you have any kind of PR’s or try anything new?:
No, I started just after The Open last year.

Are you doing it this year?  Why?:
Yes. The message I heard coming from our coaches was ‘everybody should do The Open’. I generally try to follow directions, so I signed up! It’s something I love about  CrossFit and Roots – my experience shows that all I have to do is show up, follow directions, and try real hard, and I get results. Also, I like to have goals on the horizon, something I’m ‘training for’. It helps me say no to sweets and junk food.

Anything you would like to add?:
I was a bit intimidated at first by the prospect of The Open. I almost never RX a WOD. I still can’t link double-unders. But it was reassuring to learn that there are age classes and scaling options. I asked around at Roots and among friends who workout at other affiliates. Everyone I talked to who had done The Open before recommended it. Also, I think it will be cool to participate in a world-wide, grass-roots activity. Maybe I’ll PR something. Maybe I’ll dig deep under the pressure of competition and really surprise myself with a decent score on something. Maybe I’ll just have fun exercising and cheering on my fellows.