You may not know this, but in addition to being well-seasoned in ice hockey and backyard fence installation, The Thirsty Beagle is an avid runner. In the span of 13 months, I’ve conquered two marathons (including the horrendous weather of the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon last year. Shudder.) and one half marathon. Throw in numerous long training runs, and I’ve covered a lot of miles. I can tell you from first-hand experience: Sometimes the thing that really hits the spot after a long run is a nice, frosty beer. Also, sometime beer hits the spot the night before a long run. And maybe sometimes an hour or so right before a long run. You get the idea. But just how good of a combination is beer and running? Turns out, you and I are not the only people to ask that question.
That same issue was covered recently in an article in Runner’s World magazine.
The answer? While beer and running don’t make for terrible partners, women seemed to fare better when they combined the two than men did. I guess my dream of fueling my Olympic glory with beer like John Belushi fueled his Olympic glory with cigarettes and mini donuts won’t be coming true any time soon.
For more insight, check the article.