Wednesday, July 8, 2009
What is Fitness?
Beside the obviously rigorous definition offered by Coach and Crossfit fitness can definitely be classified as a subjective variable especially when used conversationally. If asked if you are fit many will defer to the negative while conjuring images of Commando Steve, Speal or even the person who last beat you by more than 20secs on a workout. So conversationally fitness is relative to the yardstick that you hold the person whose fitness is under discussion.
This discussion comes about because my perceived fitness failed to hit the mark tonight.
An E-pen friend Cheng from SouthernXfit did filthy fifty in 26:05 and said (without having ever worked out with me) "you probably have me on this one".
I replied that my current PB was 28:10 but that I would give it a hit out tonight - now I believed the hype that Cheng had slung my way so I was ready for a 2:30 PB to show him he was right - Unfortunately that didn't eventuate I got a 28:50.
So I am pretty happy with tonights hit out but I am bit disappointed I couldn't live up to the hype.
Are you fit?