Thoughts on fitness, health, good nutrition ... and running.

Welcome to Bald Man Running, a blog launched by Frank Murphy on January 1, 2015.

In March, 2013 I was selected as a contestant for the sixth season of Fort Wayne's Smallest Winner. Through this amazing program, I learned about good nutrition, sound exercise and accountability. By October, I would lose over 88 pounds (almost 37% of my original weight)! One of the many things I acquired through FWSW was a love for running. You can retrace my weight loss journey and discover how I became a runner by reading those entries labeled "fwsw" ...

Note: Many of the blog entries on this website predate 1/1/2015. Prior to launching BMR, I had written articles for various projects, and I have imported many of them into this blog (labeled "retro").

Saturday, March 15, 2014

I kilt it!

Today, I ran a 5k (the Kilt Run), and blew away my previous personal record ... 22:27! According to my GPS watch, the race distance was a little short, but I still wound up with a 7:29 average pace. I would have never thought myself capable of holding such a pace for three whole miles.

And then I did something crazy ... I've seen other people do this, and I thought they were showing off. I would think, "really?"

What's the crazy thing? Going for a run after a race. After killing my PR on the 5k, I ran home ... ten miles. Let me repeat that: I went for a ten mile run after running a fast 5k. It was not a quick run, but I'm in training for a marathon.

According to my training schedule, I needed a 13 mile run, and I didn't want to use the 5k as an excuse for missing my longer run. If I'm going to succeed in this marathon, I need to stick to the training plan. Every mile counts.