Over the next 8 weeks, The Michigan Beer Mile is lucky to have World Record Holder Erin O'Mara blogging weekly about all things beer miling! Her first blog about the basics is below...
Whenever the beer mile comes up, particularly in mixed (runner and non-runner) company, there can be some questions. The big one being: “what the heck is a beer mile?” The short answer is: 4 beers and 4 laps of a track (or some other ¼ mile route). The cadence is beer, lap, beer, lap, beer, lap, beer, lap. Now some people think this is all fun and games, which it is. But we also have rules in the beer mile!
Here are a few of the big, and commonly violated ones:
If you’d like to see the real rules, check out www.beermile.com
Beer Mile World Record Holder, Erin O'Mara, Blogs her training tips leading up to the 2016 Michigan Beer Mile.