FT: Case of '15 BCBS ISO: Samuel + Soignee

Discussion in 'ISO:FT (Beer, Cider, and Mead)' started by MikeG, Mar 11, 2019.

  1. MikeG

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    I haven't checked but I'm fairly sure the bottles are not infected as I don't think this supermarket would sell me a case of recalled beer.




    Just kidding - it's a giveaway! Winner gets a 2-shipper with 2018 Suarez Merkel Morello plus something else from my cellar.

    I stopped running in 2014 after our first kid, and decided late last year to get healthy and back on the road. Some of you know I've been training for this upcoming Sunday's NYC Half Marathon. Back in my heyday (2008 - 2011) I could (and did) roll out of bed half drunk and finish a half in a respectable time, but after 4+ years of almost no running and 25lb weight gain, it was like starting from scratch again.

    All you have to do is guess my finish (chip) time within 10 seconds. For example, if you guess "2:00:00", you win if I run any time between 2:00:00 and 2:00:09. Any guess not ending in a 0 is invalid - so 2:00:20 is fine but 2:00:23 is not. These example times have no bearing on my goal or estimated finish time, BTW.

    Must be a contributing member of TB since Oct 2018 or have at least 100 posts.

    Some helpful info before guessing:
    • My fastest half marathon was in 2010 - 1:25:42. I was 178 pounds then and I ran 60 miles/week
    • I'm currently down to 189 pounds and I average 25 miles/week
    • The NYC Half course is decently hilly - you can check out the course map and elevation profile HERE. We're also running over a bridge and several miles on an elevated highway in March in NYC.
    • My last long run was an extremely flat and windless 11 miler this past Saturday where I averaged a 7:18/mile pace.
    One guess per person. CONUS shipping only. Good luck to everyone!
     
  2. gregkoko

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    Good luck dude! I'm in a similar situation and looking to get back involved and run the Philly marathon in November.
     
  3. RyanG

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    Stalking you on Strava, guess you maintain a brisk 6:15/mile pace, you stop around mile marker 10 for a pastrami sandwich at 2nd Ave Deli, and then finish the half at 2:32.
     
  4. MikeG

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    If I could maintain 6:15 for one mile, I'd be happy.
     
  5. jammery

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    1:53:00

    there are a lot of running related giveaways here. I would think it's more of a sitting crowd.

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    1:40:00, have fun!
     
  8. KevSal

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    glad to hear your running again, good luck man!!
     
  9. Hornet

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    Awesome dude-good luck!!
    1:48:00

    Cheers
     
  10. MikeG

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    Hey guys, I realized not everyone is a runner so wanted to make guessing a little easier. If you have already guessed you may amend your guess once after this post.

    A half marathon is 13.1 miles.
    An 8:00/mile average pace would be a 1:45:00 finish
    A 7:30/mile pace would roughly be a 1:37:30
    Good luck!
     
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  11. ExPimp

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    1:43:00. <3
    Wish I could run long distance, I always get really bored.
     
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  12. JulianB

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    Good luck man, crush it!
     
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  13. andrewdrinks

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    As the winner of Mike‘s last marathon giveaway, I’m sitting this one out and wishing you Godspeed
     
  14. IronDave

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    1:38:30. Best of luck, from a fellow runner!
     
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  15. blabaer

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    133:40. Good luck!
     
  16. tylerk88

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    1:51:00 & good luck!

    Man, I really wish I enjoyed running.
     
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    1:29:30 - best of luck!
     
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    You're crushing it Mike. Keep up the hard work!
     
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    Good luck! I get tired just driving 13 miles.

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  20. MikeG

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    If I can break 1:30 again, I'll send you a fucking 12 shipper.
     
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