By now you should be well versed in drinking copious amounts of beer and doing it as fast as you can. It is time to see if you can drink copious amounts of beer as fast as you can AND run!
Beer Mile Simulation Training:
1) Find a safe, relatively flat 400-meter loop, or stretch of road.
2) Next step is to mark off your chug zone. For the chug zone you can cone or chalk off a 10-meter stretch inside of which you must consume your entire beer. You cannot take your beer out of the chug zone. This is important to practice for the chug timing. It is also a good idea to measure out how much liquid is left in the bottles or cans after your chugs to make sure you are legal.
3) The most important step, if you cannot walk or run home from your beer mile simulation training, you must secure a beer mile handler, also known as a DD. In the beer mile your support crew is everything. Look for a handler with a fun attitude and experience taking care of drunken assholes. Enough muscles to carry your beer and possibly you are a plus.
Remember what we learned in Beer Blog #3, practice makes perfect. The more you practice chug laps, the smoother they will be on race day.
Beer Mile World Record Holder, Erin O'Mara, Blogs her training tips leading up to the 2016 Michigan Beer Mile.