September 9, 2010

3rd annual trail beer mile report

So a few weekends ago, we held the 3rd annual trail beer mile at my buddies farmhouse in Rush, NY.  Since they were selling it in the next few weeks, we took the opportunity to have a final "hurrah" at their place which has a fantastically maintained "track" in their backyard which measures exactly 443yards.  (they measured it with a wheel)
There will be no other photos from the event (to protect the innocent...and last names were not used either) other than this official results sheet which was written with a sharpie on the back of my PBR box (I only use the best...) It was a tight race and both Brent and I had been training for weeks/years for this event.  I know I started my illustrious beer miling career back in the hazy foggy memories of SUNY Geneseo and to honor that, this time around I wore an old SUNY G singlet and decided to forgo the usual costume. 

Not much to say other than it was a hot night out and a tight race.  I was running in fear, but still thorouoghly enjoying my beers.  I ended up running a wrm up lap with Ryan and a cool down lap (actually his last lap) with John.  But during the race Brent was bearing down on me on the back stretch of the last lap and I was worried I was going to lose the contents of my stomach if I had to run any faster.  Think of it this way, I think we took 60-90 seconds to put down the 4 beers, so that means we were running 6:00/mile-6:30/mile which is a pretty solid feat when you are burping up foam and have just put back 48 ounces of carbonated liquid.  Not exceptional times, but pretty solid races for a trail mile and us being a rag tag group of runners.  Nothing to submit to the website yet, but give us time and we might have a few entries :o)

There was a relay team of Marta and Scott in which Marta ran and Scott drank.  Unfrtunately their result will forever have the *asterix next to it because unbeknownst to Marta, Scott caused the need for a penalty lap and it was never run.  But good times had by all.  We had a solid crew and are looking at local tracks or other venues to put this on next year.  Our group has always done the "trail beer mile" thing and even though we'd like to keep up that tradition, Brent and I were talking that it'd be cool to get to a track to see what we could lower our PR's to.  I'd like to think I could be in the LOW 7's if I put my mind to it! :o)
But I wanted to at least get a short report down for this race before it got too long after the event to remember the fun.  I have the "Beer mile champion of the world" trophy for another year and will gladly bring it back for next.  We even added times and names to the back of the trophy so it looks like a mini Stanley Cup.  Good stuff.  If anyone has any ideas where to hold the next one, shoot me a message.  I'm all ears.  Obviously this would have to be a venue that is secluded because I'm sure no one wants to get popped for an open container or public intoxication ticket.  But anyway, I'm gonna write another entry in a little bit about the status of running, so until then....enjoy yourself, train hard and have a beer (it's a really good season to...) Cheers.

1 comment:

Alexa said...

PBR? classy.