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Beer handed out at Indy mini marathon

Discussion in 'Indiana Glockers' started by FThorn, May 6, 2007.

  1. FThorn

    FThorn TV/Movie Club

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    Never heard of this practice. Indy Star has a handful of pics of this being done.

    I find this odd. Is it GOOD/BAD for someone running a marathon to drink alcohol?

    Is there an open container law or public consumption law? (I don't know since I don't drink)

    What about checking someone's age?

    Where were the excise police?

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  2. biggl35

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    Sounds like a great motivational ploy, well it would be for me. ;)
     

  3. Joebagadonuts

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    All I can think is that running and beer would not mix well. All that carbonation churning around as you are running. That would only lead to :puking: for me. Beer is for afterwards IMO, not during.

    But hey, if some people like it, then go for it. It is a free country after all...... well somewhat. ;)
     
  5. luxone

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    If some idiot wants to drink beer during his 13+ mile run, I say "Go for it"! As the son of a 30 year veteran of the Indiana State Excise Police, I can tell you they have bigger fish to fry. People handing out 2 ounces of beer at a mini-marathon tends to not get their attention. As far as where they were? Probably out tending to some complaint filed by another member of the Morality Police.
     
  6. Buckaroo

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    Some tout beer as an electrolyte replenishment, but usually after the race!
     
  7. Prometheus77

    Prometheus77 GOA - RWVA

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    Alcohol is a diapharetic (sp)... meaning it dehydrates you... Not a good idea at all.

    I think it's cool for them to do it, but some dolt who thinks 'fluid is fluid' is likely to down a couple and wonder why he's so parched :tongueout:
     
  8. ericXD9

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    I always make it a point to get a cup. They're so small, there's no way it could make any real difference either way (unless you're an elite athlete, which I doubt applies to any of us). It's just past the 10-mile mark, so you've only got 5K left anyway.
     
  9. axel

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    I'll have to remember that when my wife asks me how many beers I've had!

    Honey, it's for the electrolytes, honest.:rofl:
     
  10. seamus

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    They give out BIG:beer: glasses of Michelob ultra at the finish of the Chicago Marathon. It tastes great! I wouldn't drink any during a marathon though, you're already doing bad things to yourself without adding alcohol into the mix.