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Originally posted by citizen smith
Are we just talking about physical fitness here?
or mental fitness as well?
Originally posted by Wotan
I am not sure whether 'we' actually need to be in peak physical fitness to be honest in these kinds of scenarios. Obviously it would help to be so, but I dont think its an absolute neccessity.
It is very surprising what punishment the human body and mind can endure when it is under severe stress and strain. As the drill instructors always say ''Its mind over matter''. Danger and andrenaline are great motivators.
For most average 'Joe's', achieving military type fitness levels are beyond them unless you are already an extreme/outdoors sports person.
Another thing to consider ...... families. It is no good being an olympic athlete when having a couple of 'young-uns' and the missus in tow behind you ....... you are only as fast as the slowest person in your group.
Personally, I would say, being healthy (medically speaking) is more of a priority than being athletically fit.
Originally posted by pyrytyes
reply to post by Death_Kron
Nah,I am not fit for a 30K trek. Once, yes, I could go with the best, but years and mind set have changed that. I do not worry about sitx as I will be staying put.
Someone has to stay behind to ensure that those in pursuit are hindered, however little that may be. And to cover tracks, supply dis-info, and generally be a pain in the rear.
Originally posted by Wildbob77
That's why I'm staying put.