Athlete: Brie Coger
How I Eat
I eat quality foods but don't measure the amount
I eat 1-3 full cheat meals per week
I have been eating Paleo for over a year. I enjoy the benefits of this dietary choice, even though it is hard to maintain when I am traveling for work and away from a kitchen.
How I Train
I workout mostly at a CrossFit Affiliate
I have a coach who determines my programming
I incorporate CrossFit.com workouts
I record my workouts
Living in Europe and being a part of the U.S. military I have a unique opportunity to visit a lot of different boxes around the world. I try get a workout at a box in every where I go. Most of the time I workout at a small box on base in Spain, with only 30 clients; who are always in-and-out due to our military lifestyles and 300 sqft of indoor space. I like to workout in the later rounds of the day and do a slow warm-up while helping other box-mates work on form and technique. I do both mainsite WODs and programing by one of my coaches.
My Athletic Background
I played youth or high school level sports
I played college sports
I swam in High School both competitively and on the National synchronized swimming circuit. In college I swam as a competitive swimmer for the University of Miami, FL and a synchronized swimmer for The Ohio State University. I now train with crossfit and the US Navy.
My Experience With CrossFit
I began CrossFit with a coach (e.g. at an affiliate)
I train other people
I started Crossfit exactly two Opens ago. Being in the military and having a physically demanding job make this sport an excellent compliment to my job. I started with Crossfit Neptune; a branch of an AZ affiliate with satellites all over the world, following my first coach's (YNCS George "Rob" Roberts) programing. My first goal was going Rx'd, then beating all the guys. Well, trying to anyway. Next, I decided I wanted to compete. My first competition was the 2012 Crossfit Open, which we qualified for European Regionals as a team, Crossfit Rota. Copenhagen was a blast and a complete motivator. All I knew after that was I wanted to be there next year as an individual; so I got to work on my weaknesses. Since then, I've competed in the 2013 London Throwdown and got to see some of our regions top ladies in action, up close. I am so happy to be able to compete with them again in Copenhagen this year
My Work/Rest Schedule
I do multiple workouts in a day 3+ times a week
I typically rest 4 or more days per month
How long have you been doing CrossFit?
I was looking back with one of my coaches at the exact day I started. Unlike most Crossfiters I had not committed my first workout to memory. 07MAR2011: 800m Run 10.1/9.2/8.3. . . 3.8/2.9/1.10 Power Cleans (M:95#, W:65#) Front Squats 800m Run EOD2 Pineiro: 14:28 (45#) It's been a long road since then, but I feel like Crossfit has always been a part of my life.