Rob Murphy

Ogden Half Marathon

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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
199.500.0019.100.00218.60
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
19.250.000.000.0019.25

I hate 30 mph wind and I'm tired of it so I went to the gym and did a long treadmill run. Averaged 7:20 to 7:30 pace.

Today is Andy's adoption day which we will celebrate for the 11th straight year at Bucca Di Beppo in downtown Salt Lake which is where we went in 2006 after we finalized his adoption. Anyone who wants to join us at 6 pm is welcome.

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7.750.000.000.007.75

Gully Longer Run in 58 minutes. Beautiful.

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Easy 3 laps around Liberty Park plus some striders. Andy had his baseball game at the Central City fields just across the street.

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10 miles in 1:15 on the Porter Rockwell trail. Sluggish, probably the heat. Good conversation with some really good kids.

Couple new books I'm excited to read. Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life just won the Pulitzer for biography last week. Also Sebastian Junger has a new book coming out that's on my summer reading list.

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20 stadiums. I'll call it a mile. Otherwise, a day off. Good call on my part.

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10 treadmill miles.

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AM: 10.25 miles at Sugar House Park. 7:40 pace.

Saw the Jungle Book with Andy tonight. Super fun.

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17.000.000.000.0017.00

17 miles around Sugar House Park. Averaged 7:18. Best run in a long time.

Came home to warm, gooey chocolate chip cookies. How many do you need for adequate post-run recovery?

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AM: 100 push-ups. 100 abs.

I'm feeling this little twingy thing in my left shin bones. Decided to rest tonight. Two mile walk with Ann.

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10.75 stair master miles. 517 floors.

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AM: Warm-up, 5 x 1 minute jump rope, weights, strength training. Plus some bear crawling which is a thing I do these days.

PM: 2 miles around the Timpview HS track before the meet then 4 miles easy around east Provo after the 1600 with Brandon and Ian.

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AM: 10, 3-count jumping jacks. :-)

PM: Easy 4.25 mile run at Timpview High. Long day - home at 9 pm finally. Track!

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AM: 8 miles on the Pipeline Trail. Breakfast at Ruth's after.

PM: 4.5 miles through the Avenues and into City Creek Canyon during Andy's game. The Avenues Thunder won their 4th in a row.

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Walked to the gym →5 hard miles on the elipptickle→Weights/plyos→short swim→hot tub→walked home.

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PM: 15.5 miles in City Creek Cañon. Half road, half trail. Averaged 8:12. The weather cooperated and it was nice to have it a bit cool.

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Didn't run today. Needed a day off and my hips hurt. Hips are becomming my most problematic body part. Walked a couple miles.

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No time for running today. Likely the same tomorrow. Probably cancel my plans to race this weekend.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.500.000.000.008.50

8.5 miles around Orem. I planned to run some striders at the end but I forgot.

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Easy run around the neighborhood plus some striders.

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I'm running the Ogden 1/2 tomorrow. We'll see...

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Race: Ogden Half Marathon (13.1 Miles) 01:22:30, Place overall: 20, Place in age division: 3
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Maybe the most miserable race I've ever run??? Cold, torrential rain, strong headwind. Suffering from hypothermia at the end. Pleased with time considering the conditions. I feel really bad for people on this blog who ran or are running the full.

My right knee and right hamstring were not cooperating after mile 5 and that kept me from pushing harder when my other body parts wanted to. I'll have to figure that out in future races this year. On a positive note, my hip felt great.

Splits - 6:28, 6:15, 6:08, 6:20, 5:55, 6:18, 6:24, 6:19, 6:06, 6:21, 6:25, 6:25, 6:39, .34

One more note. In the 2 years since I've run a serious road race people have started wearing these fat shoes that look like pancakes. I don't know how good they are but they look really slow and dorky.

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I'm sore. Walked 4 miles and read a lot. Lazy Sunday..

PM: Hiked 3 miles on the Pipeline Trail with my kiddos after Ann left for work. Andy whacked stuff with a stick the entire way. Beautiful sunset - the clouds finally cleared in the late afternoon. It's always a good idea to get your kids outside. It's nice to see how light they become.

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30 minute ride on the spin cycle and a hot tub soak. #recovery

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Sad effort...

Non-stop work, meetings, and kids activities until 9 pm. I went out for a run then, something I really needed for my outlook, but had to stop after a mile because of my screwy right knee.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.250.000.000.004.25

3 Liberty Park Laps at 8 minute pace. Encouraging.

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5.5 treadmill miles plus one stair master mile squeezed between the end of school and the track banquet. I've been at work until at least 8:30 every night this week. 

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PM: 5 miles on the Pipeline Trail with Joah. Good day.

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8.25 miles in 60 minutes around Sugar House. Now it's nap time.

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Excellent early morning run at Liberty Park then a 3 plus hours of hiking up Bell's Canyon to the waterfall.

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11 mile trail run in Mill Creek Canyon or Millcreek Canyon depending on who you talk to. I got up there at 6:30 which avoided the insanity that existed on the way back down. On a side note, if you are a road cyclist and you choose to ride in that canyon on Memorial Day, you are either stupid or suicidal.

Beautiful run. Lots of climbing.

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Gully Longer Run at 7:50 pace at 3 pm. Warm, not used to the heat but it's time to get used to it.

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199.500.0019.100.00218.60
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