Kevin, I think you make some interesting points.
First, I probably should have used the word run in place of sprint. It's more accurate. Also, I agree that most people would not be able to do that out of the gate, nor should they. I spent some time working up to it.
On the other hand, I tend to forget the average. I used to play a lot of basketball. I was decent at it but what got hammered home was just how good some folks were. I was nowhere near the elite (major college, pro, good Jr. College). I was, at my best, a low-end JC guy. Thing is, that still made me better than 90% of the folks who ever picked up a basketball but for my comparison group I was in the bottom percentiles. As such, I tend to forget just what average means in that realm.
The same thing probably applies to fitness.
Last edited by Erik : 12-14-2002 at 12:28 PM.