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Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Getting Back Off The Wagon
After gutting my way through the last mile and a half of the Philadelphia Marathon on Sunday, Patty and I met up with friends at The Tiedhouse where we had a table for nine. The Abbey Blonde was my first beer of choice, followed by a Bière de Framboises. With a Brewmaster's Breakfast Bowl and beer under my belt, I started to bonk. (Though, I don't think I bonked nearly as badly as did the Eagles...but that is a topic that shan't be discussed here.) Aches and pains from Sunday's marathon have subsided, but since then I've contracted a nasty cold. Apparently, and understandably, the body's immune system takes a beating during such a physical exertion so it's no surprise that I'm at the greatest risk for getting sick in the days immediately following the race. I should be back in the swing of things by this weekend. The time between the Thanksgiving and New Year's holidays will be a great time for beer here in the Philadelphia region. It begins with a dinner at The Farmhouse in Emmaus, a Stout event at Union Jack's, and an Open House at Philadelphia Brewing this coming weekend. Enjoy what will, for many of you, be a "long weekend." Here are a few more pictures related to the Marathon.
Signs of support from friends and family
Part of my "recovery plan."
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good job on finishing!!!! what was your time????? have a great holiday. a
oops, completely unintentional not posting my time. 4:23:47
Acceptable in my book considering erratic training plan and injuries during the course of the year.
Unfortunately, for almost 21 miles, I was on a 4:12-4:14 pace. But the last few miles, esp. just before mile 25, really set me back. But, I was able to gut it out and finish, running and smiling!
Not a P.R. but not a time that I'm unhappy with, all things considered.
Thanks for asking :)
Tasting 26.2 beers maybe. 26.2 miles....never. And to think you've done it three times.
Congratulations !!! You are an inspiration !!! Any bloody sock trophies this time? :>)
thanks Marck...nah, no physical evidence remains from this year
I KNOW you're not upset about a sub 4.5 hr marathon. Way to go! Hope you enjoy every drop of your recovery plan.
Nah, Brian I'm okay with it. Will have to keep the sub-4 in view on my next go around.
In the meantime, wagons are boring...I'm having much more fun off the wagon :)
thanks for the cheers!
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