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").

Thursday, September 25, 2014

F4F even nearer

I see a lot of people "carb load" for a long race the night before, but I've been told that's not necessarily the best way to do it. Several experienced runners have told me that I should do it two days before the big race instead. Today, I ate a real nice pasta dinner ... without going overboard.

It's also important to get a really good night's sleep two days before the big race. For many runners, it's almost impossible to sleep the night before because there's just too much excitement, nervousness, etc., and that makes it tough. I'm going to get a real good sleep tonight, that's for sure (well, at least I'll try).

I was planning on running the F4F Triple Crown at a fairly leisurely pace ... you know ... a "just get the miles in" kind of pace. But after a scorchingly awesome 20 miler last Saturday, I'd love to repeat that accomplishment, but while wearing a bib this time.

My running partner from that aforementioned 20 miler, Maureen, is also running the Triple Crown. That adds a little pressure, but it's good pressure.

I've not been this excited for a "training run" in a long time ... watch out, F4F!

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