Take the #BeerFit challenge!
“I feel like I could have gotten through the race without drinking a beer, but it was nice to stop and guzzle a beer really fast and keep going. It was probably about 80 miles into the race where I had my first beer.”
“I drank a beer and a half. It was magic. It settled my stomach and I had mental clarity." https://purpose2play.com/…/camille-herron-drinks-beer-shat…/
This summer was the first time I years that I didn't do any road races. That was mostly due to injuries, but I also found it saved me a fairly considerable amount of time and money it takes to travel and enter road races. It was a nice break.
I thought this article summarized some of the reasons why (some) runners are gravitating away from road races: Higher fees, increased competition from group fitness sports, and free running and fitness clubs. Organized racing can still... be tremendously popular, as the NY Marathon showed, but there are signs the bubble is popping.
I don't think this is a bad thing and may course correct some of the excesses of the growth of running as a commercial sport.
I'll always love the social and competitive part of large scale races. But if economics force race organizers to get back in touch with running's underground roots, I think that could be healthy.
"We usually see competitive women, particularly athletically excellent women, only in one of two ways: either competing to defeat one another, or all about team over self. But that’s a flawed, limiting paradigm. The Shalane Effect dismantles it: She is extraordinarily competitive, but not petty; team-oriented, but not deferential. Elevating other women is actually an act of self-interest: It’s not so lonely at the top if you bring others along."
Corey Bellemore just lowered the Beer Mile record to 4:33. I think he's still going to get sub 4:30 http://draftmag.com/beer-mile-champion-corey-bellemore/
Craft beer auction! A ton of great beer to benefit Penfield Children's Center
-Ninkasi Brewing Company, Ground Control
-New Glarus Brewing Company, Berliner Weisse 2017
-New Glarus Brewing Company, Enigma ...
-Untitled Art, Coffee Stout
-Founders, Breakfast Stout
-Sierra Nevada, Celebration 2011
-Tyranena, Tapping the Sugarbush
-Central Waters, 16 (2013 Anniversary Edition) BA Score - 99 RateBeer Score -100
-Bell's, Bourbon Barrel Aged Expedition Stout (2016 Release) BA Score - 96 RateBeer Score - 100
-Three Floyd's, Dark Lord 5 Year Vertical (2013-2017) BA Score - 95 RateBeer Score - 100
-Draft & Vessel Growler and Gift Certificate to Fill It
-Enlightened Brewing Company, From the Roots (2 bottles)
-Proximity Malt and T-shirt
Better than a medal.