10 Questions with Nate Hoyt

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1. When and Why did you start CrossFitting?
I started CrossFitting because Mike D finally wore me down.  I graduated with the very first bootcamp 2 years ago, though prior to that I dabbled just a little in the IDES basement with some of the original guys.
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2. What changes have you seen in yourself since CrossFit?
No soda anymore. Thanks Nicole. But seriously, I can train (run) less but run just as fast thanks to CrossFit.  Also, my pecs are huge, which is why I never wear a shirt during a WOD.
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3. What are your 2 favorite CrossFit Moves?
Bar muscle-ups (even though my technique is terrible, and I can’t do very many, and I wish I could say ring muscle-ups instead) and rope climbs.    
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3. What one song would be sure get you a PR?
What? I didn’t realize music is played during the WODs.  But I like all kinds of stuff for warm-up, like the Beastie Boys, Weezer, GnR, etc.
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4. Design a WOD you would be tempted to click “cancel” on:
Easy, Fran.  Thrusters are pure evil.
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5. Where is the furthest  CrossFit Box from Laramie you’ve been to.
None. When I leave Laramie, I either run, climb, ski or snowmobile.  
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6. Which 7220 athlete do you most want to be like?
Dorrell.  He is the Money to my Hawk (sorry, inside joke).  I also aspire to be 1/2 as tough as Mike Kmetz.  
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7. What do do when you are not throwing it down at 7220?
Hang out with Linds, Sam and Romy.  Run long distances.  Climb rocks and mountains. Work too much. 
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8. What is your fav Zone recipe?
What is Zone? I love Elway’s steak with crab Oscar on top.  And Linds’ green chili.  And breakfast burritos. And lots of beer. 
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9. What was the last road race you competed in? Distance? What place did you finish in?
I don’t run on roads anymore.  My last trail race was the BigHorn 50K in June.  It was 32 miles, and less fun than I anticipated.  I finished 14th overall.
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10. How has CrossFit changed your running training and performance? 
I run fewer days and miles during traininig, but am running faster races than ever before.  The last 2 years, I have set PRs at a couple of the local trail races, Jelm and Silent Trails, with less running (though I find myself pushing myself much harder during training runs that I used to).  Thanks Mike D!

(No pressure, Nate, but we expect a sub-5:00 mile on Thursday)

     
              
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