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Mixed six review, and for a change they're all strong positives:
- The Veil Master Master Shredder Shredder IPA
- The Veil Step Dad Chaperone Double IPA
- The Veil IdonteverwanttoBU Double IPA
- Bell's The Oracle Double IPA
- Ballast Point Homework Series Robust Porter
- Victory V12 Belgian Quad
Sixpack of reviews, the first half being IPAs from The Veil Brewing Co. in Richmond. A friend returned from Richmond with three IPA's from The Veil Brewing Co. for me to try, and this brewery officially has my attention. Hel...
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My elderly Brittany Spaniel is having a good day. 
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I'm finishing my fourth week of one of Hal Higdon's 18 week marathon training programs, and so far it is going pretty well. I'm doing a customized version of the program, based on the advise of my doctor and allowing for my shift work schedule.

At the beginning of the program i was already comfortable with fairly long distances, and my doctor didn't think it was the best idea for me to take the huge mileage drop that week one of the program would have entailed for me. This program uses a four week cycle that becomes, by the end, three weeks of gain followed by a step-back week for recovery. Based on my current numbers, what made me most sense was to kinda dove-tail the program so that the end of the first gain cycle is essentially my first step-back week. So, yesterday's long run was my personal best for distance, and the last big surge before I switch to the program's prescribed weekly milage almost entirely.

I was running shortly after 6:30 yesterday morning, it didn't really get hot until toward the end of the run. If these numbers are an indication (and they are consistent with the speeds I maintain at distances beyond half-marathons), it is going to take me four hours and twenty minutes to complete my first marathon this October. Not exactly setting the world in fire. But I'm taking Higdon's advise to heart: your first marathon is all about setting a base time you can improve on in subsequent marathons. The first time out, just concentrate on finishing. Don't worry too much about your time.

Yesterday's 18 miler took all I had. I cannot imagine running another eight miles beyond yesterday's distance. And yet that is what I have committed to do on the last Saturday of this coming October. It feels overwhelming, although Intellectually, I know that it is just a matter of doing the work ... logging the miles. I can remember a time when ten miles seemed like a goal I would never reach. Now ten miles is my most comfortable and preferred distance to run for fun. If long distance running has taught me anything, it's that hard work and dedication make most things obtainable in time. It would seem that in most things, the main obstacle between myself and my goals is the chorus of "can't" that takes place between my ears.

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Six:
- Stone Citrusy Wit Wheat Beer
- Clown Shoes Rexx American Strong Ale
- Apocalypse Heavy Red Horseman Wee Heavy
- Apocalypse Winter Snack Stout
- Avery Tweak Imperial Stout
- Ninkasi Vanilla Oatis Oatmeal Stout
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Four On The Fourth race, Roanoke. This is my PR for the distance and a big improvement over last year's time. I'm glad to see the work amounting to gained ground. 4.04mi, time: 31:49, pace: 7:53min/mi. 
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In which I return to being impossible to please:

- Bells Quinannan Falls Special Lager
- Victory Blackboard Series Berliner Weisse with Elderflower
- Ballast Point Barmy Golden Ale w/Honey and Apricot
- Southern Tier 2X Tangiers Double IPA
- Hardywood Peach Tripel
- Hardywood Barrel Series Vinalia Urbana Belgian Golden Ale
Sixer. You know how I do, boo. That was deplorable. I will never call you boo again. Anyway, sixer. Bells Quinannan Falls Special Lager is very light, crisp, refreshing lager that still has enough hop presence to make it wor...
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I think the problem is, I have had my socks completely knocked off 6 or 8 times this year. During a weaker year any one of these may have received far stronger reviews from me.
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Mixed six:
- Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA
- Deschutes Mirror Pond Pale Ale
- Deschutes Pinedrops IPA
- Deschuttes Black Butte Porter
- Troegs Nimble Giant Double IPA
- Great Lakes Lake Erie Monster Double IPA
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Race results list updated.
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Mixed six:
- South Street Tongue Dropper Sour/Double IPA
- Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break Stout
- Southern Tier Salted Caramel Imperial Stout
- Clown Shoes Third Party Candidate Hoppy Pale Lager
- Lagunitas Aunt Sally Sour Ale
- Founders Redankulous Imperial Red IPA
Mixed six pack of reviews, back to various breweries. South Street's Tongue Dropper is kind of a sour/double IPA hybrid. It pours a hazy, dark orange with a thin head. The aroma is strong and kind of nasty. This beer smells ...
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Mixed six pack, Evil Twin Brewing edition, including:
- Retro IPA
- Ryan And The Beaster Bunny Saison
- Wet Dream Brown Ale
- Aun Mas A Jesus Imperial Russian Stout
- Even More Jesus Imperial Russian Stout
- I Love You With My Stout Imperial Russian Stout
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Race results and notes updated. New PR today! :D
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I enjoy craft beer and trying to pursue activities that help me stay fairly fit. This dichotomy is as close as I get to having a complex and interesting personality.
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Formerly morbidly obese guy who, somehow, developed better habits after thirty years of self destruction.  Libertarian, optimist, cynic, humanist, believer, skeptic, deeply conflicted, profoundly alive, lucky, happy.  God or the Universe or whatever has deigned to allow me to meet the three best people I've ever even heard of, and they happen to be my brilliant son, my amazing girlfriend, and my sainted mother. I marvel every day that I get to share my goofy life with the these wonderful people.
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Sometimes I run seven or eight miles at a time without falling down. I also own more than nine DVDs.
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