Monday, May 15, 2017

Mikkeller Danish World Beer Mile {race recap}

Yesterday I completed my first beer mile.

I was excited to try it, but also had been full of apprehension leading up to the event. The running part- piece of cake. The drinking 1.4 liters of beer part made my stomach hurt just thinking about it.

We met at Mikkeller Baghaven for the event. It was an official beer mile event and rules were read off- if you puke you have to drink another beer and run another lap. Etx. It was serious.

I was in a heat with all women. Many of whom seemed very serious about this race. I was terrified.

First beer went down in 45 seconds, then I trotted off around the buildings- burp, step, burp, step repeat. Ok. I feel good.

2nd beer took over 60 seconds. I trotted off in my fastest 400 of the day.

3rd beer I could feel the sloshing in my stomach.

Every step took effort.

The anticipation of the 4th beer and lap was the worst.

I got lapped by the faster, more experienced women.

Some of them held a practice beer mile a few weeks ago. That would have been very helpful.

4th beer was tough to get down. It took me nearly 3 minutes.

All we could do was laugh about it. It was so difficult to drink a bunch and run. But we had a fun time together.

I was so happy to waddle it in to the finish in 15:2x. I was happier to not drink any more beer.

We got a nice group photo with MRC CPH and San Diego post race too.

I can't thank them enough for all the generosity they have shown us the past few days.

Would I do another beer mile? Only when I forget this one. Lol.

When I do another beer mile, I will have to practice with tonic water.

The marathon next week will be a piece of cake compared to this.


  1. I didn't know that rule about drinking another one if you puke! Ahh! I suppose people practice in advance to see what it feels like with all that liquid in their stomach? I also suppose people build up their tolerance to it?

    Bravo for trying it! This sounds really hard and I am impressed with anyone who can do it!

  2. Congrats on the finish! I would probably not even be able to finish without puking, even if I was drinking the equivalent in tap water. That last picture of you with your hands on your hat really says it all! :) Good luck at the marathon!

  3. OMG this sounds awful! Good job finishing without penalty.

  4. LOL, that just sounds terrible! Great job finishing strong, LOL!

  5. OMG!! I cannot imagine doing this. But maybe I can but just for fun.

  6. Hope you saved one of those empty Mikkeller Beer Mike cans for the memories!

  7. This is hilarious! I don't even know that I could drink 4 beers in 15 minutes! I want to know what made you feel worse - beer mile or Ironman ;)

    Good job not puking!