Rob Murphy

USATF XC Championships

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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: 9.50 Month: 136.60 Year: 941.84
Race: USATF XC Championships (4.97 Miles) 00:30:31, Place overall: 31
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.005.000.008.00

Bret and I drove down toTallahassee from Atlanta on Friday. Stayed that night at Doug's house there and put ourselves in his capable hands for the weekend. So it was pretty worry-free as Doug chauffered us to packet pick-up, fed us, and got us to the race on Saturday.

The course was first rate and the masters race had over a hundred runners including some guys like Kevin Castille who can run 5 miles in the low 24 minute range. After the gun went off, I waas quickly reminded how cross country racing isn't like anything else, more strategic, conserving energy, making the right move at critical times. Moderately hilly loop course. My splits were 5:54, 6:09, 6:15, 6:27, 5:54. I was actually moving up one or two runners each loop and nobody passed me after the first mile. 

I really enjoyed this race and the change of pace. Tired now and a little sore. Flight back to Salt Lake at 8:10 am tomorrow so I'll be back in time ro rest and watch the Super Bowl.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
Comments
From jtshad on Sun, Feb 04, 2018 at 07:56:43 from 173.198.176.201

Nice race, congrats and glad it went well. Travel home safely. Sounds like a fun time with friends.

From Bret on Sun, Feb 04, 2018 at 11:41:29 from 99.1.220.106

Great race Rob. Safe home!

From Tyler on Sun, Feb 04, 2018 at 13:57:29 from 72.200.2.142

Nice race, Rob. Glad you could make the trip out there. Sounded like a good day of racing!

From dugco on Sun, Feb 04, 2018 at 14:06:33 from 98.192.155.37

Much fun cheering and hosting you guys, Rob. Check your email for a link to a gallery of pics. If I can figure out how to post them here, maybe I will throw some up.

From Jason D on Sun, Feb 04, 2018 at 15:53:50 from 73.144.91.168

I check your results yesterday and it seemed like you were moving up nicely through each split point. Nice race.

From Tom K on Wed, Feb 07, 2018 at 06:56:11 from 47.206.60.114

Great race! You didn't mention the fall you had before this. I assume that would force you to change your pre-race goals. Fall or no fall, that is a fantastic time! Flying!

From Rob Murphy on Wed, Feb 07, 2018 at 10:34:20 from 163.248.33.220

My ribs hurt the whole way Tom but I can't say whether it slowed me down or not.

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