In his seminal article, “What Is Fitness” CrossFit founder Greg Glassman wrote,
“The essence of this model (CrossFit) is the view that fitness is about performing well at any and every task imaginable. Picture a hopper loaded with an infinite number of physical challenges, where no selective mechanism is operative, and being asked to perform feats randomly drawn from the hopper. This model suggests that your fitness can be measured by your capacity to perform well at these tasks in relation to other individuals.
The implication here is that fitness requires an ability to perform well at all tasks, even unfamiliar tasks and tasks combined in infinitely varying combinations. In practice this encourages the athlete to disinvest in any set notions of sets, rest periods, reps, exercises, order of exercises, routines, periodization, etc. Nature frequently provides largely unforeseeable challenges; train for that by striving to keep the training stimulus broad and constantly varied.”
In essence the ability to be prepared for the unknown and respond to any physical challenge. This is why we are running a “pop-up” marathon.
The route is 8 times the following then our “normal” run for 800m…