This weekend the running group met up on a brutally rainy Saturday. Our mission (and yes only 5 choose to accept it, I don’t know if it was the mission or the rain) was to run 4.5 miles to the hollywood tavern, have around 4.5 beers and run back. Some things to note:
1. The hollywood tavern only serves PBR, Bud Light, Coors light, and Rainier. They have the top selection of light beers in the area.
2. Ragner Relays have taught me light beer has the perfect CHO: Alcohol ratio to run faster in the next leg.
What we failed to realize, however, is the hollywood tavern doesn’t open at 10:45 which is
when we arrived. Luckily Redhook opens at 11. We arrived at 10:53 and only had to dance around in the rain and cold to stay warm (as Strohm so thoughtfully captured —> ) for 7 minutes until they opened. The 5 of us manned up and finished 3 pitchers. Not quite the 4.5 we would have at hollywood, but the CHO: Alcohol ratio is slightly skewed with darker beer.
We forgot to stop our GPS while we were waiting to get into Redhook, but we did average faster paces on the way back. (Around 8:15’s there, sub 8’s on the way home) I’m not sure if I can credit that to the beer or rain. We may need to do another trial to get conclusive results 🙂
Moral of the story: Not all long runs need to be boring. Make your Saturday long run an adventure. It is fun to do things on foot! 🙂