Tonight I get to run a race! It’s the 3rd Annual Thursday Night Social Run Beer Mile. This is an unofficial race. It’s not a sanctioned event, but then again, how many Beer Miles are?
I ran this race last year (it was my first ever Beer Mile) and I was fortunate enough to finish in 2nd place! You can read my recap of that race HERE.
Oh wait, I forgot to explain what a Beer Mile is. Here’s the breakdown:
- The clock starts.
- Everyone drinks a 12 oz beer as fast as they can (it is a race afterall).
- Run ¼ mile lap as fast as you can.
- Repeat until you finish four laps/beers.
Last year I finished the Beer Mile in 9:49. Being that this is a race, I hope to do well and try for a PR. I’m hoping the experience from last year’s race will help me. I know not to go out too fast, as pretty much everyone last year who did crashed by the 2nd lap. Kind of like a normal race, huh?
~~~Run with your head the first half, run with your heart the second half~~~
That said, I’m still planning on just having fun with it. I remember it wasn’t the most pleasant race I’ve ever run, what with all that brew sloshing around in my tummy. But it should be a blast anyway! Stay tuned for the recap!
Questions: Have you ever run a Beer Mile? Any strategy tips? Any other advice?
PS – Congrats to the USA advancing today in the World Cup!!!! We got out of the “Group of Death” and we’re on to the knockout stage! I hope we knock someone out! #ibelievethatwewillwin