Went to a friends birthday party that has a rather extensive whiskey collection. He broke out the good stuff…$600 a bottle. While it was equisite, it didn’t do much to get me through my workout this morning.
I had 23 year old Pappy last night. I’m definitely not faster today.
Totally worth it.
Two anecdotes is not really science, you know. I think I’ll need to experiment with this myself. Just to be sure.
Maybe you’re just not doing it enough?
I’ve only acquired a taste for it in the last few years…it might have been the few Pigeonhead’s I had before the bottle came out…I need to season my liver a bit more.
Yes, the answer is clearly that more training is needed!
We should turn this thread into a whiskey review…
After 23 year old Pappy last night – which is unsustainable – I am drinking Redbreast tonight. Which is also kind of unsustainable. I managed a 60 minute sweet spot workout today, and am enjoying an indulgent Thanksgiving. Hope you all are as well
WhistlePig!! That stuff is AWESOME!
But Leadslingers Fighting Spirit has been filling my tumbler lately.
Can confirm. Balvenie 14 Year Caribbean Cask checking in. Same results. I’m going to repeat experiment with red wine and see how Warlow goes tomorrow. Science.
I can tell you right now, red wine requires extensive train up, even when tempered with pumpkin pie.
I’d dispute your findings. Last Sunday I sailed through Laconte after a more than generous helping of a friends Scotch collection. That said, I’m certain I floated home on Saturday night/Sunday morning
Haha I haven’t tried exercising in the morning after whiskey.
But I improved a 10K running PR on vodka the night before.
You’re all doing it wrong. I have graphical evidence it makes you faster! But doing it during is the key. We have lets just say a more fun orientated race early on in the CX season here. One of the features is a Whisky shortcut - basically you get to cut out a series of grass hairpin bends if you take a shot.
I PR’ed the shortcut this year with 6 (I think), and look at my average lap speed - you can see there’s a small dip down to lap 4 before it really took effect, but after that there’s a small but noticeable trend upwards. Compare that to the race with no whisky and you can see it’s pretty conclusive.
This is priceless
Us Scots keep all the good whisky for ourselves!!
I was thinking this. Laphroaig is all we need.
You took a $600 whisky and put ice in it!?
I’m kidding of course If it tastes good, do it!
Best Pre-Crit Food?
That was how it was served to me.