Rob Murphy

November 24, 2017

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Location:

Salt Lake City,Ut,

Member Since:

Feb 11, 2010

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Other

Running Accomplishments:

I had some success in high school and college.

Had a fair amount of success as a Masters runner for most of my 40s. 

Short-Term Running Goals:

Have fun, not get fat, stay fit.

Long-Term Running Goals:

 Keep running in some fashion.

Personal:

I teach AP U.S. History and other courses at Alta High School. I also coach the track and cross country teams at Alta.

Married, two kids - Abby and Andy

My Twitter  @murphy_rob

Miles:This week: 35.50 Month: 170.75 Year: 1779.31
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.000.000.000.0011.00

Eleven miles of fairly hard trails up at Alta. Still quite a bit of snow.

Interesting bit of info I picked up at my class last week. We humans are among the most inefficient animals when it comes to utilyzing oxygen. For example, a fly has a VO2 Max of close to a million!

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
Comments
From Kam on Wed, Jul 20, 2011 at 14:56:23 from 68.66.163.179

Yeah, our size makes diffusion of gases via spiracles not feasible, so we have to use inefficient concentration gradients and circulatory systems to move stuff around. It would be nice to have a higher VO2 while climbing mountain trails, though.

From Steve on Wed, Jul 20, 2011 at 22:34:36 from 209.235.31.148

I have always had problems diffusing gas via spiracles, that makes sense. Thanks you guys for some very useful running information.

BTW, ever wonder how flys land upside down on the ceiling?

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