Stevie- no doubt it is possible to be a very good runner whilst being big, however I would view it more as how fast he could be if racing snake shape. I recall being beaten in a 'sprint' finish in a half last year by a guy who told me afterwards he was 16 stone and was solidly built, and the discussion we had was how much faster he would be if he dropped some of the bulk.
I heard the most compelling argument by a caller into BBC radio cov and Warwickshire just...'it was their idea in the first place to get together'. All these intricate arguments and debate and the one point that the no vote has failed to run with is the announcement some months ago by Eurovision that an independent Scotland's participation in the tournament would be under threat.
it doesnt look quite so small given that im half a foot shorter than the rest of you!!
Re muscle- by coincidence before this kicked off yesterday I was chatting to my physio and he was pushing me down the route of winter strength and weight training. I started saying that i wanted to lose size by about half a stone and he was going on about the risk of losing muscle. My thought was that i wanted to lose muscle as its not overly helpful in running a long way as bigger muscles need more blood and oxygen and not all of them contribute to running anyway.
We discussed this on the p and d thread over winter, how having 17 inch calves dangling at the bottom of your leg would not be helpful!