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2012 Boston Marathon Commemorative Beer

Beer and running never go hand in hand but there is a world wide running club of runners called Harriers who have combined running and boozing for decades. Now booze is being brought to 2012 Boston marathon. The Boston Beer Company is partnering with the Boston Athletic Association in creating a commemorative beer for the 2012 Boston Marathon, the brewery announced on Tuesday.

The newly minted brew is called Samuel Adams Boston 26.2 Brew. It will be sold only in kegs, according to a post a few days ago on mybeerbuzz.com.

The Boston Beer Company’s marathon concoction will have a slightly lower alcohol level and lighter body than most other Sam Adams beers. It’s made with Coriander and SALT (presumably to restore your electrolytes after a long run.)

The number 26.2 refers to the number of miles in a marathon, not the new beverage’s alcohol content. Boston Beer Co. is using the phrase Boston 26.2 as part of a partnership with the Boston Marathon’s nonprofit producer, the Boston Athletic Association.

Should runners expect beer + Gatorade at water points at this year’s Boston marathon?

It will be available at race-related events as well as “select pubs and restaurants along the marathon route and around Boston,” the company said in a news release emailed to news media, Tuesday. The drink will be available to spectators and any slow runners who will not mind a stop over in “select pubs and restaurants along the marathon route and around Boston,”

The 2012 Boston Marathon is scheduled to take place Monday, April 16.

Elvis Running Costume Jumpsuits

Elvis jumpsuit costume is one of the most popular running costumes. If you imagine yourself in an Elvis jumpsuit or Elvis dress you can design the Elvis costume yourself or get a professional design an Elvis costume for you.

You can order an Elvis Costume from elvisrun.com. The website is run by Misty Johnson. A custom made jumpsuit or dress with a matching belt, starts at $100.

Crazy Tip On How To Qualify For Boston Marathon

Marathon runners will do anything to qualify for Boston marathon. I just read the story of Joseph Huber at NYT who consulted a hypnotist.

In one marathon Huber really was in such a state. He was so intent on qualifying for the Boston Marathon that he went to a hypnotist so he could run faster. In the Bay State Marathon of 1995, he said he shot out from the start “like a gazelle.” He forgot the primary rule of marathon running: don’t go out too fast.

“After 15 miles of running like a crazy man, I said to myself, Joe, you’re not 25, you’re 45,” he recalled. “I started to slow down.”

Huber missed qualifying for Boston by 82 seconds.

Now that was one crazy & funny idea.

Great North Run Slots / Places On Sale At Ebay

With over 100,000 application but only 54,000 places available, it is easy to see why a black market for Bupa Great North Run has emerged.

The Northern Echo has an interesting story of how race places are selling at Ebay for this Sunday’s Bupa Great North Run.

Dozens of places for this Sunday’s event are on sale on internet auction website eBay.

One place was advertised at £80 – nearly double the official entry cost.

Reports the Website

I checked Ebay and I found a female entry place for a female runner, as of the time it had attracted 7 bids and selling at $47

Beer Drinking During Half Marathon Race

There is a group known as Hash house harriers who describe themselves as a drinking club with a running problem, the members meet for beer + some easy runs! But a guy in San Francisco took it all to a new level. He drunk 13 beers while running the 2010 San Francisco half marathon.

Although beer is served in small amount in certain races, HHH group serves beer at mile 21 of Chicago marathon. Drinking 13 beers while running 13 miles is a bit over the top.

Effects of Beer While Running?

Our hero has done it so he is best placed to tell us ; From his blog this is what he said.

But beer is a very good thing for a run of six miles or less. After those six miles, it slows you down too much and it begins to taste completely awful.

You will not “die” if you drink a beer-per-mile while running a half marathon. But unless you’re cool with swallowing your finger, there will be times when you wish you were dead.

You can read his San Francisco half marathon race report at his awesome blog exercisingwhileintoxicated

Pregnancy May Boost An Athlete Performance

When Paula Radcliffe won the New York City Marathon 10 months after giving birth to her first child, Isla, I was left surprised.I didn’t expect her to do well let alone win the race just after giving birth.

But according to an article I have just read at Sports Illustrated I shouldn’t have been surprised because pregnancy can have an effect on a womans body that that can make her run faster

To Quote the article,

One of the many physical transformation that occur in a woman’s body to accommodate the new resident is an increase in blood volume, since there are suddenly two people in need of oxygenated blood. Once the baby is born, that extra blood hangs around. Extra red blood cells, as any athlete who has used EPO knows, means extra oxygen to the muscles. This super mom effect, however, is transient, lasting a few weeks or months. A 1991 study at the University of Vermont found that non-athlete women were still pumping slightly more blood than usual three months after giving birth.

They asked Paul Radcliffe how she felt after pregnancy and she said she felt stronger after her first pregnancy.

Abortion Doping.

There are unconfirmed reports that this relationship between pregnancy and red blood cells may have been exploited by the former East German Athletes. According to grapevine, East German athletes had gotten pregnant, and then aborted, in order to take advantage of hormone changes during pregnancy.

For more, read the source of the article at sports illustrated

The Best Slogans for Running T – Shirts

In my 5 years of marathon running I have seen some awesome Slogans written on runners T-shirts. The best are those slogans written on the backside of runners T-shirts. If you are behind a runner with a slogan written on his backside, the message can either inspire you or piss you off!

Slogans On running T-shirts that inspire

1. Pain is only temporary

2. Lets kick some ASSSSSS

3. Just do it

4. Its a piece of cake

5. I will let my running do the talking

Running T-shirt Slogans that can piss you off

1. You are now last

2. If you cant keep up with me, be a spectator

3. At least am not last – from a runner who beat you to the finish line.

4. I dont know what shit you drunk this morning

5. See you at the finish

Best Marathon Running Shorts By Runners World

I was reading a running shorts review on runners world that featured eight running shorts. One interesting aspect of the shorts is the names, without the word shorts next to them you wouldn’t know what they are. Some of the names would be mistaken for: fish oil, ammunition, sports team, sports drinks.

1. Mens Nike Pinnacle Shorts

2. Mens Hind Omega Shorts

3. Womens Adidas Adistar shorts

4. Womens Moving Comfort Endurance shorts

5. Mens Brook sharper

6. Mens Under Armour Pacer shorts – This was the best name

7. Women Zoots sports Ultra run shorts

8. Womens New Balance Mira Shorts

Read the full reviews at runners world

Health Benefits of Marathon Running

I just came across this list of benefits of marathon running.

* Increased energy

* Improved health

* A sense of accomplishment

* Increased discipline

* Quality time outdoors

* A chance to show off to the opposite sex that you can do it

* Of course, great-looking legs (Never underestimate the power of lean, muscular legs.)

Source : Soyouwanna.com