Sunday, May 18, 2008

Naked Running - how do people do this?

I just got back from Bay to Breakers - race report coming soon. As usual, there were lots of naked peeps on the course. In the past (2001-2006), I've always done the drink and walk version of B2B. This year, I actually ran it (thanks Renu for keeping me going!) and we still saw lots of naked peeps - but not walking, running!

Seriously, how do they do this? How do you run 7.5 miles with no... you know, support? (This is for both the chicks and the dudes.)

I've been wondering this for awhile. My alma mater is the fine institution that held (holds?) The Naked Mile every year at midnight on the last day of classes. (I was just a spectator, not a participant - my friends did it, but it just wasn't for me. It was more fun to watch it from the bar with my other friends where it was nice and warm - heehee.) Even then, that was just one mile - not over seven!

Anyway, as much as I tried to avoid them during the race, it is certainly an impressive feat!

5/19 Update:

On my morning radio show, one of the DJs commented that the dudes might run naked at B2B simply to have more room. Could be! With over 60,000 participants (only 1/3 or so actually register), the race course is *packed*. Lots of bumping into peeps and elbowing and all that. But I know me and my buddy definitely swerved to avoid any run-ins with those guys. I think everyone did!

10 comments:

teacherwoman said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I don't know how anyone could run naked! yuck!

Run For Life said...

I've always wondered that myself. I would think it would hurt...a lot.

Marcy said...

When I was younger I think I could do it. Now? Not so much. My boobs are too floppy LMAO!

Nitmos said...

I don't wanna know. Or see. I feel for you.

bill carter said...

Hi Audrey

Very nice to meet you. I really don't get that whole running naked thing. I bought Bart Yasso's book at Boston this year and he did one of those everybody is naked races and well... I just can't imagine that could be comfortable. And that is not even considering the how do you run when you are laughing so hard thing...

P.O.M. said...

EWEEEEE. I would end up with a pair of black eyes if I ran naked.

Runner Leana said...

Running naked? No support? No way! Plus I really don't want to see other people run naked either...

Laura said...

Finally got my race report up - can't wait to read yours!

Deene said...

i think they have one of these events here in Boulder called the naked pumpkin run. they cover their heads with a pumpkin. i've only heard of it.

Non-Runner Nancy said...

HA HA - yep, I'd be steering waaay clear!

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