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
6.250.000.000.006.25

6.25 miles on the treadmill. Still some achilles wierdness. Sat in the hot tub and focused the jet on it after.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
Comments
From MarkS on Mon, Jan 05, 2015 at 21:37:16 from 123.220.123.167

So you are having achilles problems too?

I did some hill bounding over two weeks ago and that did something weird to both of my achilles. They have been hurting ever since.

I have a 10K race in two weeks in Okinawa so I am hoping that they get better soon.

Do you know of any miracle cures?

From james (runmehappy) on Tue, Jan 06, 2015 at 08:42:44 from 50.203.76.218

The jets of a hot tub are the closest thing I have found to a miracle cure. If only I owned one...

From Fritz on Tue, Jan 06, 2015 at 09:14:49 from 65.116.116.6

icing as much as possible was the miracle cure for me...that and not running up steep hills.

From Rob Murphy on Tue, Jan 06, 2015 at 09:46:22 from 163.248.33.220

No miracle cures Mark. The key is not to ignore early warning symptoms. Nip it in the bud as Barney Fife would say.

From MarkS on Tue, Jan 06, 2015 at 11:48:13 from 58.91.20.244

Thanks for all of the advice.

I have cut way back on my training, and have been trying to ice my achilles before and after runs. It seems to be the best. I also warm up very well at the start of my runs. They are gradually getting better. I think by the time of my race they will be okay.

From Jake K on Tue, Jan 06, 2015 at 12:09:50 from 199.190.170.22

Mark - when I've had some achilles issues in the past, using a heating pack to warm up my distal calf muscles before heading out the door really helped. That and eccentric calf drops a few times per day.

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