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.
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
Tue, Jun 29, 2010
Marathon Pace Miles
VO2 Max Miles
One mile in 7:30
Three miles on the e-lip-tic-l in 24 minutes.
Night Sleep Time: 0.00
Nap Time: 0.00
Total Sleep Time: 0.00
From allie on Tue, Jun 29, 2010 at 19:59:34 from 126.96.36.199
from our most reliable source on the web:
From Rob Murphy on Tue, Jun 29, 2010 at 20:36:13 from 188.8.131.52
Allie, you ruined it! I know it doesn't take much to amuse me, but I was getting major yuks out of my elliptical spellings.
I knew it started with an e!
From allie on Tue, Jun 29, 2010 at 20:59:30 from 184.108.40.206
sorry. we can just pretend that wikipedia is not a credible source, and therefore they don't know how to spell eliptucul.
From baldnspicy on Wed, Jun 30, 2010 at 08:02:14 from 220.127.116.11
No worries, Rob. You can't believe anything on the web anyways. I think Allie is trustworthy, but her source may not be. Keep on spellin'! :-)
From RivertonPaul on Wed, Jun 30, 2010 at 13:42:41 from 18.104.22.168
It is a good thing spelling is not taught in Social Studies.
From Rob Murphy on Wed, Jun 30, 2010 at 15:57:58 from 22.214.171.124
Hey, I heard you had some long term achilles problems. Any advice?
From RivertonPaul on Wed, Jun 30, 2010 at 16:03:29 from 126.96.36.199
Don't just ignore it, like I did for too long. After having images confirm in was not some underlying structural problem, Both professionals I have seen say that alignment/imbalance issues are the root cause of my achilles issues. Both also emphasize stretching the calf and soleus.
I also did do 8 weeks of deep pool running, which helped get things under control.
However, once things were feeling better I slacked off and I backed off from doing my stretching and eccentric exercises and the problems have resurfaced a bit. This emphasizes that I should be more diligent in following the program.
Hope you get better. Please keep me in the loop. You are inspiring.
From Rob Murphy on Wed, Jun 30, 2010 at 19:19:32 from 188.8.131.52
Thanks for that Paul. I know exactly why it happened. After the UVM I went on vacation and happened to be in a place for incredibly great runs. At a time when I should have been recovering I was, instead, stressing my body in different ways. I think an especially hilly and treacherous 9 mile trail run at Big Sur was probably the clincher. Beautiful runs, but I'm afraid I'm paying the price now.
From steve ash on Wed, Jun 30, 2010 at 20:02:15 from 184.108.40.206
Hey Rob Sorry I did'nt get back to you. Been a little busy.. Ouch!! that sucks, My dad has this issue too and has slowly tried to bring it back over time. Time is the key with these kinds of injuries though I think. Get healed I want you around for the masters cat next year.
From Jeff L on Wed, Jun 30, 2010 at 20:06:04 from 220.127.116.11
I suffered through some achilles problems last summer. I finally went to a PT and he applied a cortisone patch treatment (not a shot) directly to the affected achilles area. He did this once a week for 3-4 weeks and combined it with some stretching and that did the trick for me. Good luck with the recovery.
From Rob Murphy on Wed, Jun 30, 2010 at 20:20:47 from 18.104.22.168
Jeff, Steve - Thanks. I'll give it another week or two and if it's still a problem I'll consider other options.
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