Monday, September 3, 2012

Barefoot Beer Mile?

I seem to be obsessed with beer miles lately. Just last week I posted about Nick Symmonds setting the American beer mile record (5:19). At the time, I wondered what a barefoot beer mile might look like. Someone must have attempted one.  How did it go? Well, Patrick Sweeney has run two barefoot beer miles...and he videotaped the first one and posted it to YouTube! Pat's a notable barefoot runner from southern California. He's even done some ultra runs. Still, he has speed as well. My dream of being the fastest barefoot miler is now gone. I can't match Pat. His recent (and only second attempt) barefoot beer mile attempt was run in 5:49.

His first beer mile, documented below, was run in 6:26. How do these guys drink their beers so quickly?  And run so fast? I probably shouldn't question a guy who's blog is titled "Bourbon Feet." Wonder if there is a bourbon mile run.



How fast do you think you could run a mile, barefoot, while drinking 4 beers? I'm shooting for under 8 minutes! We all need goals.

6 comments:

jeff said...

I got the video camera, You name the date, time and place!!

I'm not robot and I still need 3-4 tries to comment, I'm I just stupid!!..don't answer that

Chris said...

Are we allowed to drink beer on the middle school grounds? High school? What track do we utilize? No rush. I need more practice...running...and drinking.

jeff said...

does it have to be the track?? grass trail back and fore 1/4 miles??

Chris said...

Now you're thinking! It'll be the first barefoot TRAIL beer mile!

Running Around Acres said...

This is pretty awesome and worth maybe throwing up.

Chris said...

If you vomit, you lose. Vomiting not allowed!