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Band together now folks and we'll see just how far our beloved Thor can get.<br><br>
His Eagleness: Lord John the Oven Stuffer will be hosting the play at home version for LIT'rs and friends in the region. For those of us afar, the time has come to pledge your actual miles to the virtual party.<br><br>
There will also be some beverage lifting in honor of our boy and his Ironmate. While an official beer has not been registered, I have faith, any beverage will be taken for consideration.<br><br>
Lastly,Thunder Shorts has agreed to be roasted; while he is toasted. I believe our on-line version should commence with the start of the marathon.<br>
That is Saturday morning... one week from today.<br><br>
Let the Pledging begin
 

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I'll be in CPR class. I'll pretend I'm rescuing Thor!
 

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Great job, Mel... I'm sure any mileage will do, but folks might consider doing mileage that fits into the non-Virtual race plan.<br><br><span style="font-family:Tahoma;">From IronBoy's Stag Run invite:<br><br></span>
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<div style="text-align:left;"><span style="font-family:Tahoma;"><span style="font-family:'Comic Sans MS';"><span style="font-size:small;">With distance options of 10, 8, 6, and 2.2 miles, or any combination thereof, this is the perfect multiple loop course for a celebrational run of any distance. Training for Boston? Come on down. Looking for an easy 10 miles? We've got it. Want 2.2? Got that, too! You even get to sleep in. It doesn't get better than that.</span></span></span></div>
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No need to stick to these numbers, but they could be fun inspiration.<br><br>
I'll pledge 6 run miles. And, in the spirit of the post-race fun, I may have to toss in a few laps in the pool. (LRR has a pool, though it may be empty this time of year.) I'll even scrounge up a bottle of beer to drink. Did Ironboy decide on an "official" Stag Run brew?
 

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I'll pledge 8, but I may do 10. And I'll certainly pledge a beer...although do I have to drink it after my run?
 

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i have a 9 miler scheduled for next week end so put me down for a 10 spot. cant have a brew cuz i have to go to work after running so i am gonna let thor have one for me.
 

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I'll pledge 6-8 with some Z4-Z5 strides thrown in there. And beer, of course. <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif">
 

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Put me down for 10. Let me know what the official beer for this partay is and I'll do my darndest to make sure Hobey and I stay true to the spirit of the day.
 

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I love you guys.<br><br>
As for the official beer, I've put great thought into this, and since I like not just any beers but a choice selection unlike another as well as a few favorites available more around, and in the name of the Irish and my yearing for the style of Red, let's go with an Irish Red theme.<br><br>
Decent enough Red ales can be found anywhere, but you might have to look a little. Basic Red's that are available across the country are Samuel Adams Irish Red or Harpoon Hibernian. I say those two because, well, both are from Boston. There are others. Killians is an extreme poor example, but it works if that's your flavor or if that's all that's available.<br><br>
So look for Red Ale or Irish Red or something like that. Caution that many Reds are slightly more alcoholic. But they all have great body with an abundance of malt flavor. Even better, you could -- and this would make some beer drinkers cringe -- also pick up a 4-pack of Guinness Draught and make your own black and tans. I've been doing Guinness and Gritty McDuff's Irish Red Ale (think that's the name) to make my own in the last month.<br><br>
It's easy to make too! Tilt the glass and pour in the Red Ale while making sure the stream hits the glass wall toward the bottom of the glass. Fill half way up, and as your filling, slowly return glass to level. Pour slowly to ensure little to no head. Then take a spoon, preferably an ice cream spoon with a big head, flip it over and place over the head of the glass. The pour the Guinness very slowly, with only a sliver stream coming down, onto the spoon so that the beer flows over and on top of the Red ale already in the glass. Top off and there you will have a black and tan. And if you make a few of these, it won't be long before you learn just how to pour the Guinness faster so that you get the traditional Guinness head rushing to the top while not corrupting the Red ale below. Confused yet? Good.
 

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I'm pledging 2 loops of 10, since I'll need twenty that day anyway.<br><br>
I'll see what my lovely local specialty brew market has in stock
 

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I'll pledge 2.2-next Saturday is supposed to be EASY for me<img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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I suspect I should be able to find some decent brew, since I will be in Inverness Scotland. Should be some strange local brews that will fit the bill.<br><br>
Not sure which loop I will do. Weather and schedule unknown right now.
 

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I'll be doing a 5 mile race that day. If the weather is good I may run home after the race - about 5 miles. That would put me at 10.<br><br>
Red beer? I'm sure there is something I can find from a micro-brewery around here.
 

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Just realized this was SATURDAY. Oh well, I'll just shift my schedule around a bit this weekend.<br><br>
Yep. 20 miles. I am not doing two loops of 10 though. I'm running in a different area than I planned on, and two large loops like that would bore me. I'm just going to run a...meandering 20. <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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Ok...after I'm done pretending that I'm rescuing Thor in CPR class I will run...somewhere...for some distance.<br><br>
I dunno-let's see what Sheldon puts on the schedule...he's already 2 days late!
 

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No no sister, is your schedule not showing up? If I deleted it I'm gonna scream. If you all hear a really loud noice it's cause I spent an hour making Sherry's schedule and it didn't post.<br><br>
Anyway, Sherry will be doing 3 or 4, depending on how fast she runs. <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"><br><br>
I'll be doing an ~80 mile (3.5 hours) ride followed by a ~6 mile (40 minutes) run, so I guess 6. All distances are approximate as I go by time.<br><br>
To Thor <img alt="icon_salut.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/icon_salut.gif"><br><br>
CS
 

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I am in!<br><br>
I cant top--CS (WOW--thats a workout!!!!!)<br><br>
but I have 4 on the docket for that day! so 4 it is! wish, I lived just a little closer (even though its only 3 hours--dh still wouldnt go for it)--and I would actually run the race with you guys!<br><br>
and of course a beer or two--while the easter bunny hides eggs that night!
 

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Put me down for 4.5.<br><br>
As for the Devil's Buttermilk, I can't say for sure. My in-laws will be in town. They aren't known for their partying nature. But, you never know.<br><br>
Wait a minute! That means built-in baby-sitters. There's a new Irish pub in town the wife and I have been wanting to hit. This gives me an excellent reason. Thanks be to Thor!
 
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