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Blue Point Brewing & Sayville Running Company 10 Mile Run to the Brewery

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8:15 on a Saturday morning in January isn’t exactly a prime visiting hour for most breweries, especially when a 10 mile run in below freezing temperatures is required before the first pint is poured. But that didn’t stop over 1,200 runners from showing up bright and early at Blue Point Brewery for the 2015 10 Mile Run to the Brewery.
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We arrived at Blue Point at around 7:45, with a half hour to race time. Parking didn’t seem to be an issue, as there were a couple people directing traffic. Kevin dropped me off while he snagged a spot in the train station parking lot and I headed to the brewery. A heated tent was set up outside where runners and spectators could stay warm, there were multiple port a potties with a very short wait time and a bag check was also available. keep reading...

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January 18th, 2015 at 9:07 pm

Craft Beer and Running

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Beer and running don’t exactly go together in most peoples minds like peanut butter and jelly, but maybe they should. With Sayville Running Company & Blue Point Brewing Company’s annual 10 Mile Run to the Brewery rapidly approaching (Saturday, January 17 to be exact), we wanted to pay a little tribute to this odd couple. Well, really Alicia wanted to, so here are a couple reasons why beer and running can go hand in hand.

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Beer: the new Gatorade?

Okay, not exactly, but a post run beer can actually be beneficial. That’s not to say you should slam five or six beers after a three mile run, but adding a beer into your post run hydration is not a bad idea. Also, knowing you have a beer waiting for you is good incentive to push through the end of a run and maybe even pick up the pace. Beer is mostly made up of carbohydrates which is what your body uses first for energy. Exercise depletes these reserves, so it’s helpful to replenish afterwards. But don’t forget that alcohol is also dehydrating, so don’t overdo it and also remember to drink plenty of water. keep reading...

Written by A+K

January 16th, 2015 at 10:29 am