todd and i checked out the waterfront ale house on second avenue this afternoon. i was my first time there. he had suggested after our january visit to the pony bar in hell's kitchen - and we finally got a chance to check it out. i really should say "i," because todd had been there numerous times. they have fantastic beer menu.
but, in something of a first, i actually skipped the draft selections and kicked off with a rogue morimoto soba ale - a funky buckwheat style beer. not only was it a great beer, but it was a bargain at $8 for the 22 ounce bottle! that should have been enough, but can't just have one - and opted for another rogue, the chocolate stout, for the road :D
as usual, the talk focused primarily on running! upcoming races like the wurtsboro 30k at the end of the month and boston next month, spilled over to summer plans - like the catskill mountain 100k relay. in a major twist - and coming from someone clearly bitten by the ultra bug - todd wants to run the entire 100k relay! and he didn't have to work too hard to sell me on trying it as well. more on that project down the road.
the other running highlight was the release of marshall ulrich's upcoming book, "running on empty" - set to release next month. it chronicles his record-setting run across the united states in the fall of 2008. marshall will be at the boston and follow that up with more book related events here in nyc. i'll post some info on the upcoming nyc events in the near future.