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


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

Many of the blog entries on this website predate 1/1/2015. Prior to BMR, I had written articles for various projects, and I have imported many of them into this blog (labeled "retro"). I will continue to add articles as I find them, polish them up and import them.

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" ...

Friday, October 3, 2014

Another 20 miler

Ran a 20 miler today.

This was not my typical long run. Instead of Saturday morning, this was Friday evening after work.

I felt like Gilligan ... wrecked after a three hour tour ...

This was *not* a negative split. The second half was significantly slower than the first half. Running after work while less than optimally fueled is really rough. The weather was horrible (cold and rain). It was dark by the time we finished. It took 3:15:31 (9:46/mi).

Ben (a friend from the run group), Maureen and I ran together, and it was all I could do to keep them in my line of sight at times.

Sometimes it's not about crushing a goal ... sometimes it's just about simply finishing. All I can really say about tonight is "got 'er done."

The good news is that this is my last long run before Columbus.

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