Last year was my very first beer mile ever. It was quite a lot of fun, and I looked forward to it again this year. After re-aggravating my hamstring at Chattanooga in September, I took a full 2 months off from running and biking. I only took 3 weeks straight off of swimming, as that didn't hurt (as long as I didn't breaststroke kick).
|The People Gather|
|Instructions are Given|
|MSA in the House|
|"I Want You to Run the Beer Mile"|
Anyways, Karen gives everyone the instructions. I would guess we had 30-40 people (counting kids doing the 'juice box' mile). Someone is the "Official" timer by using their phone. Everyone grabs a cup and gets ready. I have the cup up and ready to start my garmin and drink at the same time. Someone yells go and we start chugging.
|Heartrate and Pace|
|Jeremy in the lead|
|Proper Form: Bent Knees, Head Up, Feet shoulder width apart|
|There's the Heel Striker I Love|
The 3rd lap starts out the slowest, but I pull it together on the downhill some. At this point, I'm not sure I'll catch Jeremy. I get back for the last beer, and try and chug like there is no tomorrow. I turn to run, and feel like total dog crap, more burping, and hard to get the legs moving. I'm like, 2nd place isn't so bad.
|Sprinting for all I was worth|
1. Me, Bell's Brewing Kalamazoo Stout
2. Jeremy, Full Spectrum Carolina Blue Pale Ale
3. David, Full Spectrum Upstate Orange Wheat
1. Karen, Bell's Brewing Hell Hath No Fury Belgian Dark Ale
2. Jen, Full Spectrum Carolina Blue Pale Ale
3. Shannon, Full Spectrum Upstate Orange Wheat
|That guy looks like he had 4 beer in less than 7 minutes, and he sweats a lot|
|Those were some good burgers|