We definitely have the same metabolism :)
Likewise, although I can take it too far sometimes - once almost got frostbite after going out in shorts in -16 when I was at a conference in Albuquerque. (There's a certain irony to this because I got misled by the relative mildness of the airport site which is off the valley floor a bit, given that one of my areas of scientific specialisation is the sensitive dependence of extreme low minimum temperatures on local topography).
These days -5 is about my lower limit for shorts, higher if it's precipitating.
You guys are so strange. I'm covering my knees as soon as it's below 10C. Warm muscles work better. I'm not even going to tell you when I pull out the long sleeved shirts...
Warm muscles do work better, but usually my more pressing concern is getting rid of excess heat. You know, like from my feet while skiing.
People are different.
(I was chastised by a guy I know from hang gliding when he heard that I was going out for a run when it was somewhere down around -15C. He told me to go find a treadmill, and that it was dangerous to the lungs to exercise outdoors when it's below something like -3C, and that he learned this in his collegiate track days. I said that would make nordic skiing pretty impractical. And I headed out for a run, suitably clothed.)
I blame a high school cross-country coach of the old guard who thought that wearing shorts in the coldest possible weather (not that Canberra exactly compares with Oslo or Boston in that department) was a way of instilling toughness. It worked for me.
(By the way, Norwegians will get the chance to comment on my late autumn running attire, or relative absence thereof, in a couple of weeks).
Must have taken some serious googling to find that - mid-2000s maybe?
During these cold, dark, damp days in Oslo I do dress warmer because that makes it easier to get out the door. It's nice not to feel cold when starting and once I get going and start to soak my clothes with sweat it's too late, I'm already running. For instance, this morning it was about 5 degrees and wet and my run was downhill, so I wore 3/4 length tights. Cozy!
It's the 5th image that Google comes up with for your name. The 11th one is:
And the 25th:
Order of presentation is slightly different in my search - more interesting is this pic that showed up relatively high (just after the one above):
Now that is weird :-).
I'm assuming (possibly incorrectly) that YouTube has not yet found my local TV quiz-show appearances as a seventh-grader in 1983.
The above picture (without Blair) was taken from brunchnews.com
- supposedly a website you visit from time to time or maybe even get mentioned on?
Never heard of it before, but being mentioned on a news website's quite possible - I've been amazed at some of the places where my quotes have turned up before (once an interview I gave to the Sydney Morning Herald turned up in Dagens Nyheter in Sweden).
The Dalai Lama pic is from an article just below one about the hazards of having the World Cup in Qatar, which includes a quote from Blair.
I presume I said that it was a Really Bad Idea? (or words to that effect). Passing through Qatar airport in August a couple of years back did give me the opportunity to discover what a dewpoint which starts with a 3 (in Celsius) feels like.
That is something I am glad not to experience. Any dewpoint beginning with 2 (in Celsius) is already unpleasant, especially for running, I can't imagine one starting with 3.
The 15 seconds or so it took to walk from the top of the aircraft steps to the door of the terminal bus was plenty. (That said, I do have experience of running in a 29C dewpoint in Beijing, which at least gave me some good stories to scare aspiring Olympians with).
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