Rob Murphy

January 2019

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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. Winner 1985 Rod Dixon Run 

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 European History and other courses at Alta High School. I coached the track and cross country teams at Alta for 16 years.

Married, two kids - Abby and Andy

My Twitter  @murphy_rob

Miles:This week: 23.80 Month: 90.85 Year: 1067.31
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132.750.000.000.00132.75
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.500.000.000.006.50

AM: Decided to start the new year and wrap up vacation (back to school tomorrow) with a run up Grandeur Peak. I thought since it was so cold that I would mostly have the trail to myself but that was not the case. Maybe the most crowded I've ever seen it. Thumbs up to everyone who decided to start 2019 with a frigid jaunt up a mountain!

Continued plowing through Andrew Robert's new Churchill biography. I'm at the end of World War I now.

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Lots of push-ups, sit-ups, and core but no running. Knee hurts. :-(

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4.000.000.000.004.00

Noon: 4 miles really easy.

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7.000.000.000.007.00

PM: 7 miles on the treadmill after work.

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8.000.000.000.008.00

AM: 8 miles in 64 minutes on the treadmill.

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5.250.000.000.005.25

PM: 1 mile jog and 4.25 miles of cross training at the gym.

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PM: 5.25 miles on the Helix thingy. Light weight/core workout.

I'm taking an extended break from running. My first in about 10 years. I'm going to pass on any winter racing and hopefully resume training sometime in March so I'll be able to do some quality summer racing. In the meantime, I plan to do lots of swimming and other forms of cross training plus some skiing and hiking.

Book recommendation: The Long Haul by Finn Murphy (no relation as far as I know). 

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PM: Nothing today. I did walk over to Barnes and Noble while Andy was at jiu-jitsu. Along the way, I had some positive, restorative thoughts. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.250.000.000.006.25

AM: 2 mile walk.

PM: Very encouraging gym workout. One of those days when I just didn't want to go but felt great after I got there. 6.25 miles cross training plus weights.

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8.000.000.000.008.00

AM: 8 miles which included 6 miles of Helixing and 2 miles walking at 4 mph on a steep incline. 

PM: 2.5 mile walk with Andy.

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7.000.000.000.007.00

PM: Easy 7 mile walk/jog.

Ann and I went to dinner last night at the new Dolce Sicilia downtown. We had a good conversation about how well our move to Salt Lake seventeen years ago has gone and what a good decision it was. It didn't make much sense to most people at the time - we had a nice house in South Carolina, both of our careers were going well, and we had a one-year-old daughter. It felt right to us though and was quite an adventure. After the early struggle to adapt to the culture here, this has turned out to be an almost perfect place to live and raise our kids. In five years we will be done with that phase of life and, if I had to guess, we'll probably stay here after that.

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Noon: Just a 2 mile walk. Last week of the quarter so working on grades today.

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7.500.000.000.007.50

PM: 7.5 miles on the Helix. Worked hard. Enjoyed the hot tub after.

Ann and I went to see former FBI Director James Comey at Abravanel Hall in downtown Salt Lake tonight and it was certainly worth it. He's a good man who maybe made one or two mistakes but we would be better off with him serving our country in some capacity. Why does the Trump administration lose or fire its only competent and principled people?

Actually, I know the answer to that question. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.500.000.000.006.50

PM: 6.5 miles of cross training plus lots of push-ups, sit-ups, planks etc.

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Unplanned day off. Obligations placed strategically throughout the day to thwart workout.

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4.000.000.000.004.00

AM: Easy 2 mile jog.

PM: Easy 2 mile jog

Push-ups, sit-ups, core

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AM: 4 miles. Big Mesa Trail near Canyonlands.

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AM: 2.5 miles from the Moab Rim trailhead to the valley overlook and back. Took about 25 minutes to do the uphill mile.

PM: Easy 3.5 mile walk/jog around Sugar House Park.

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7.500.000.000.007.50

AM: 7.5 miles cross training. 6.25 on the helix, 1.25 on the liptical.

PM: Strength training, core, lots of snow shoveling.

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PM: No run today. Enjoyed a 4.25 mile walk listening to Churchill.

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AM: Push-ups, sit-ups, flutter kicks, lots of core.

PM: 7 miles on the elliptical at the gym.

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PM: Just a 2 mile walk with Andy.

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8.000.000.000.008.00

PM: 6 on the elliptical, 1 on the Helix, and 1 mile on the treadmill at 4 mph and a 7% uphill.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.250.000.000.006.25

AM: Up and down Grandeur Peak. Perfect day.

PM: 4 mile walk with Andy.

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PM: Another up-and-down Grandeur Peak. I saw several people (faster than me) running multiple laps. No doubt Running up for Air folks. Another beautiful day.

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Rest. Walked a couple miles in the mountains with Ann and Andy.

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4.250.000.000.004.25

Easy run around the neighborhood.

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3.000.000.000.003.00

PM: 2 miles of easy running, lots of jump roping, push-ups, sit-ups, and a small amount of lifting.

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AM: 2 mile walk.

PM: 5.25 miles on the Pipeline Trail.

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132.750.000.000.00132.75
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