“See runs as an opportunity to catch up with friends. It doesn’t have to be dinner, drinks, or coffee. Get used to the social opportunities running provides.” -Kara Goucher
Or you can run and end with the beer as a refuel! Great long run this weekend Norman! 🙂
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
waiting to get into redhook. luckily they had a fire because I am drenched…you can even see the dew on my pants!
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! 🙂
Today I met some friends to run in the park. Luckily in Seattle when you run in the park you get amazing views!
Pretty good spot to stretch!
The best part about running near Kerry park is you can refuel at
The 5 spot! It has great breakfast!
To all my runners who ran today in Redmond I’m sorry I couldn’t join you….it was too late for my departure to Portland but I had a beer at
To celebrate you being one long run closer to your race! I hope the ESB runners had a great run!