Rob Murphy

March 2016

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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: 14.25 Month: 93.50 Year: 1497.51
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
227.753.001.001.25233.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

4easy

Operation AM begins tomorrow. More runs, less sleep.

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10.500.000.000.0010.50

AM: 6.25 miles at 8 minute pace. It was really dark.

PM: 4.25 miles around the track.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.500.001.000.008.50

8.5 miles on the treadmill. One was in 6 minutes.

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11.250.000.000.0011.25

AM: 6.75 miles around the neighborhood. Slow.

PM: 4.5 miles on the treadmill.

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10.000.000.000.0010.00

10 miles in 1:15 on the Porter Rockwell in Draper, UT.

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2.000.000.000.002.00

  • 2 mile warm-up
  • Lots of plyos and strength training.

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2.000.000.000.002.00

Two mile jog.

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7.500.000.000.007.50

AM: 7.5 miles around Sugar House Park. Cold enough to wear the winter gear.

PM: 2 mile walk.

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6.500.000.000.006.50

6.5 miles with 10 stadiums.

Wanted to do more today...

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12.000.000.000.0012.00

AM: 2 mile jog plus some push-ups and sit-ups. Just filling my lungs with fresh air and my mind with positive thoughts. Seriously, I did that.

PM: 10 miles at 7:40 pace on the Porter Rockwell Trail.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

Seven treadmillin'

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14.250.000.000.0014.25

10.25 miles in City Creek Canyon with Jeff and Justin Shadley and Abby Murphy. It's spring!

PM: 4 neighborhood miles.

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6.250.000.000.006.25

6.25 miles on the Bonneville Shoreline Trail. I'm not used to the quad pounding of real trail rinning so I'm certain I'll be sore tomorrow. Great to get out there though.

I have a goal. I just signed up for the Minnesota Voyageur 50 mile at the end of July. #motivation.

I'm pretty sure that's 50 miles of more or less continuous running. It seems a little excessive but I'm going to do some hard Utah and Colorado races like the Wahsatch Steeplechase (if they're still having it - can't find info on the internet) and the Leadville Trail half.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.500.000.000.005.50

5.5 miles. Weights.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.500.000.000.009.50

Today I ran 9.5 miles on the treadmill fairly fast. I also did 10 stadiums while my team was warming up.

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No running today. Hosted a home track meet so, yeah, no time to run.

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I ran 2.5 miles my my lonsesome and then 8 miles with Zach and Read. Good kids those two.

PM: 2 mile walk with Ann. Buds on some trees, a few flowers blooming, tulips popping up - all good signs. Utes are winning at the half. Alta crushed Corner Canyon at our track meet yesterday. Baseball's gearing up. Life is great.

I'm not angry enough to be a Trump voter.

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8.250.000.000.008.25

AM: 2 easy miles around Sandy. Hope to have some time for some trails this afternoon?

Push-ups/sit-ups

PM: 6.25 miles around SHP plus 8 rapid ascents in sprint-like fashion up the big sledding hill. 

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11.001.000.000.0012.00

AM: 2.5 mile walk to and from Chik-fil-a for breakfast with Abby and Andy. Stopped by Barnes and Noble as it's right next door. Andy documented the trip on his instagram @ydna_murphy. Feel free to follow him. It's one fascinating instagram.

PM: Liberty Park, many laps. 12 miles in 1:30 which is exactly 7:30 pace. I ran the last mile in 6:06.

Can you deny there's nothing greater, nothing more, than the travelling hands of time?

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Ten miles in 1:30 on the Flying Dog up in Park City, UT. Back and forth a lot since only a little over 2 miles was runnable. South facing slops free of snow and dry but lots of snow and mud farther up.

Jeremy Ranch Road pretty much like June conditions. Completely open and dry.

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2.000.000.000.002.00

I didn't really run today but I did do 30 times up and down the AHS stadium steps during track practice.

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AM: 100 push-ups/100 sit-ups.

PM: 10 miles in 1:16 around Sugar House Park and the HH track for some cushy at the end.

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6.252.000.000.008.25

8.25 treadmill miles with a fast-ish finish. Good run, but great sadness after when I discovered that the hot tub was not hot.

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6.000.000.000.006.00

My right knee is a little achy today. Noticed it a little on the treadmill yesterday. Probably have to take it easy today.

AM: Lots of push-ups and sit-ups.

PM: 6 miles on the stairmaster. Hard.

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10.250.000.000.0010.25

AM: Abbreviated strength training routine.

PM: 10.25 on the Bonneville Shoreline Trail. 9:03 AP.

The whole family took Andy to baseball practice up in the Avenues and then we went to dinner at the Porcupine Pub. Fun!

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4.500.000.000.004.50

Long track meet day...

Squeezed in 4.5 miles around Timpanogos HS during the track meet. Great meet - the Alta Hawks did well. I'm exhausted.

Adios to 2 day weekends until mid May. 

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8.750.000.000.008.75

8.75 trail miles in 1:33. I'm questioning whether I will be able to adjust to trail running. 8.75 miles seems a small return on investment for over an hour and a half of hard running. I don't like doing 14 minute miles.

PM: 2 mile walk. push-ups/sit/ups and busted out the ab roller.

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DPX2 Loop with my boys at our athletics practice. Chilly, rainy/snowy mix. Perfect temps.

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Zero

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Morning Madness!

Up at 4 am, coffee, out the door at 4:30, bunch of laps around Sugar House Park at 8:05 pace which is about all I can manage in the early cold darkness, saw 2 deer (wierd), and back home.

Enjoying my Wheaties with blueberries now and watching the Morning Joe crew try to sort out the presidential election mess. 

PM: Easy jogging and stair climbing behind Timpview HS in Provo, Ut.

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5.000.000.001.256.25

I did a track workout this afternoon...

2.25 mile warm-up and then 10 x 200 meters in 40, 39, 39, 37, 38, 36, 36, 34, 34, and 30.60 seconds on the last one. I was trying so hard to break 30 on the last one and was not happy. Next time I'll wear spikes or at least racing flats instead of clunky training shoes.

That 30.60 is an age-graded 26.19 though :-)

I have a motivated young runner on the blog now named Brandon Reich. Feel free to congratulate him on his awesomeness.

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