Running shirtless in summer

  • nicelyproport...

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    May 07, 2010 8:50 PM GMT
    Things I love about it:

    -- feeling the sun warm my skin
    -- feeling the wind cool it
    -- feeling free and unencumbered
    -- feeling more in tune with my body
    -- feeling (and seeing) my torso glisten with sweat

    Anyone else?
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    May 07, 2010 8:57 PM GMT
    I like to run shirtless in winter...and summer...and the other two seasons.
    But down here that's "usually" possible (except this past cold-ass winter).
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    May 07, 2010 10:19 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidI like to run shirtless in winter...and summer...and the other two seasons.
    But down here that's "usually" possible (except this past cold-ass winter).


    Too cold in NYC to run shirtless in winter, so I wear this:

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    Underarmour has become my new best friend.
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    May 07, 2010 10:21 PM GMT
    nicelyproportioned saidThings I love about it:

    -- feeling the sun warm my skin
    -- feeling the wind cool it
    -- feeling free and unencumbered
    -- feeling more in tune with my body
    -- feeling (and seeing) my torso glisten with sweat

    Anyone else?

    Then move to Florida, or Southern California, and do it 365. icon_biggrin.gif
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    May 08, 2010 1:12 AM GMT
    I chafe very badly and wear as little clothing as possible. I have yet to find a product or clothing line that is satisfactory. Literal gobs of Vaseline is the only thing that will suffice for most of the run.

    Depending on what I ate the night before, I might run hiding in the bushes. Granny belly is not flattering.icon_lol.gif

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    May 08, 2010 2:35 AM GMT
    nicelyproportioned saidThings I love about it:

    -- feeling the sun warm my skin
    -- feeling the wind cool it
    -- feeling free and unencumbered
    -- feeling more in tune with my body
    -- feeling (and seeing) my torso glisten with sweat

    Anyone else?


    It's the only way to run in the warm summer air. You will not get as hot or sweat as much because the air evaporates the sweat on your body and cools it.
  • rnch

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    May 08, 2010 2:46 AM GMT
    [quote][cite]barefootdude said...You will not get as hot or sweat as much because the air evaporates the sweat on your body and cools it.[/quote]

    not here in new orleans, where the temp and humidity are already in the mid-80's.... icon_lol.gif
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    May 08, 2010 12:45 PM GMT
    I run shirtless most of the time, and definitely every time during summer.
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    May 08, 2010 12:49 PM GMT
    I usually have a running shirt for the first couple miles, then take it off as a reward to keep going. Feels cooler and like the feel of the wind on my bare chest. I ran 3 miles this morning, shirtless.
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    May 08, 2010 12:59 PM GMT
    barefootdude said
    It's the only way to run in the warm summer air. You will not get as hot or sweat as much because the air evaporates the sweat on your body and cools it.


    Thank you, Dr. Obvious.
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    May 08, 2010 1:17 PM GMT
    nicelyproportioned saidThings I love about it:

    -- feeling the sun warm my skin
    -- feeling the wind cool it
    -- feeling free and unencumbered
    -- feeling more in tune with my body
    -- feeling (and seeing) my torso glisten with sweat

    Anyone else?



    For the same reasons, I bike shirtless

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    May 08, 2010 1:21 PM GMT
    Hope you're all wearing sunscreen...
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    May 08, 2010 1:24 PM GMT
    So far I have never run shirtless, guess am a bit conscious of doing that. But love summers as some many other hot guys just love showing off their bodies icon_smile.gif
  • rnch

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    May 08, 2010 1:37 PM GMT
    reppaT said
    barefootdude said
    It's the only way to run in the warm summer air. You will not get as hot or sweat as much because the air evaporates the sweat on your body and cools it.


    Thank you, Dr. Obvious.
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  • rnch

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    May 08, 2010 1:40 PM GMT
    nicelyproportioned saidThings I love about it:

    -- feeling the sun warm my skin
    -- feeling the wind cool it
    -- feeling free and unencumbered
    -- feeling more in tune with my body
    -- feeling (and seeing) my torso glisten with sweat

    Anyone else?
    judging by your pics here; i am guessing that you Stop Traffic and are the cause of minor traffic accidents when you run shirtless! icon_cool.gif


    if ya got it, FLAUNT it! icon_wink.gif
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    May 08, 2010 1:42 PM GMT
    Hey, I do the same when running. If it is close to 60, my running buds and I are taking our shirts off during noon runs. It helps me get a good summer tan.
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    May 08, 2010 1:44 PM GMT
    I LOVE running shirtless. Down one side of the Rideau Canal then back up the other side. So many hot guys on that route! LOL
  • HndsmKansan

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    May 08, 2010 1:46 PM GMT
    You occasionally see guys running along some of the major thoroughfares in Wichita shirtless.... some shouldn't be running that way (lol) others, yeah, including the infamous "Rock Rd. jogger".

    I'm not a runner so I settle for mowing and working in my yard shirtless. I love it... nothing like being in the yard with a pair of shorts or swimming suit.. feels great!
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    May 08, 2010 2:03 PM GMT
    Aah I always run shirtless in the summer, its the best way to get a tan on my pasty ass lol. And of course for all those reasons the op stated
  • hdurdinr

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    May 08, 2010 2:05 PM GMT
    You're lucky (a.k.a you've worked hard at the gym and eat right ALL the time) if you can get away with running shirtless - I have done it a couple of times when nobody is around - but otherwise things can get jigglyicon_redface.gif
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    May 08, 2010 2:13 PM GMT
    When I go shirtless, I feel extra free, as running for me provides that feeling of freedom.

    I'm hoping my foot gets better in time for shirtless running season, which hasn't actually hit here yet...about another week.
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    May 08, 2010 2:21 PM GMT
    Living in Orlando FL I run shirtless all year long. No clammy sweaty nasty stinky shirt to deal with, get some sun, show off a little (SLIGHT exhibitionist here!) and get the occasional horn toot also!

    Of course, running naked is even better... www.NudeRuns.com :^)
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    May 08, 2010 8:41 PM GMT
    nicelyproportioned said
    paulflexes saidI like to run shirtless in winter...and summer...and the other two seasons.
    But down here that's "usually" possible (except this past cold-ass winter).


    Too cold in NYC to run shirtless in winter, so I wear this:

    229085_718670.jpg

    Underarmour has become my new best friend.
    Oh yes, I love that stuff! If we have another shitty winter in FL, I'll be getting that.
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    May 08, 2010 9:59 PM GMT
    OK, I did it today, ran 8 miles
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    May 08, 2010 10:02 PM GMT
    Running shirtless in the summer = no brainier. It also adds intrigue.