What the crap is a virtual race?
For those of you who haven't ever participated in a virtual race before, here is the deal. On Saturday, you go out and run 3.1 miles / 5K. You can do it as part of a real race, a longer training run, running in place in the shower - however you want! Nudity is not only welcome, it is preferred.
But, I'm in Australia! It is hotter here than a dried turd on the barbie.
It doesn't have to be cold where you are (I'm talking to you southern hemisphere folks!). Instead, you just have to promise to run the 5K and not brag TOO much about how it is 30 degrees Celsius where you are.
Who: You and 10s of your closest Boring Runner readers (along with 12+ Phoenix area runners on a measured 5K course)
What: 3.1 miles
When: Saturday January 8th, 2011 (loads of time for you to prepare and me to figure out prizes)
Where: Wherever the crap you want! Outside, treadmill, in front of the WII, nude in the shower, wherever!
Why: Because basically everyone is doing itHow: A mixture of GU and horse steroids
Feeling left out in the cold like a puppy who just pooped on the carpet?
If you feel like you are missing out on all of the fun, it is NOT to late to enter. Leave a comment on that post and I'll add you to the contest!
If you are tired of being labeled with the scarlet letter of "virtual status", are in the Phoenix area, and would like to meet me in my meat flesh form.....a group of us are running the race in Papago Park at 7:30am on Jan 8th. Shoot me an email and I can get you the details! There will be race medals, poop jokes, and maybe just a little bit of Jeff nudity.
Wait, there are prizes?! Tell me kind sir, what flaming hoops to I need to jump through to win!?
Just sign up! (And, I suppose actually do the run.) If you want to do a full blown race report, even better! If not, no worries - you are on your own honor. But, I mean I'm doing a race report.....So, there is that.....not that I am setting any sort of precedent
- 1 Sony Walkman MP3 player (holds 2GB of your favorite Boring Runner Podcast)
- 1 Box of PowerGels (containing 24 gels and enough caffeine to kill a small horse)
- 2 Sticks of Body Glide
Here are the participants in the order that they signed up. This table took me probably 2 weeks to put together, so at least humor me and check out some of the blogs. I'm thinking a comment like: "Boring Adam spent way too many hours putting the list of virtual participants together (instead of spending time with family, friends, or working) so I'm making him feel like his time was well spent." Or, maybe a simple. "Yo, nice run". Whatever.
If you see an error on here,
If you feel like you are missing out on all of the fun, it is NOT to late to enter! Go to this post and comment to let me know that you're ready to slap on your shoes, and go for a run!