Rob Murphy

May 2020

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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: 15.55 Month: 85.65 Year: 1592.09
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
238.250.000.000.00238.25
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.000.000.000.009.00

Noon: 6 laps around Liberty Park plus a couple striders.

Spent the morning driving around placing signs in the yards of our graduating seniors who don't get a graduation. A good experience.

Also finished War Fever by my old friend Randy Roberts and a historian from Georgia Tech that he is now collaborating with named Johnny Smith. It's sort of a parallel biography of 3 men, Babe Ruth, Karl Muck, and Charles Whittlesey, and their experiences in World War I. I hope it sells well because Randy is a great writer and his books should be read by more people. If you like sports, popular culture, and history, he's your man.

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8.500.000.000.008.50

AM: .5 mile warm-up, lots of stretching, 8 miles in the Dimple Dell Gully with one of my favorite runners, Brandon Reich.

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15.000.000.000.0015.00

AM: 15 miles up and down City Creek Canyon. Spent the morning reading about the state of things and getting depressed. The run was a partial cure.

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5.000.000.000.005.00

Just finished the morning dog walk. Thinking about grading some AP essays that were submitted over the weekend and about bribing Andy to do some schoolwork. Beautiful day here in Utah.

No running today but probably lots of walking and maybe a bike ride.

... Actually, went up to Jeremy Ranch with Ann this afternoon and couldn't resist an easy 5 miles. Turned into a beautiful evening and we just sat by the river for a fair amount of time after.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

AM: 7 with striders at Liberty Park.

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9.300.000.000.009.30

Early AM 9.3 miles on the Pipeline Trail.

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Took the day off to fret about the state of our country. Happy that I've been running since 1978 and no one has shot me while out on a run.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.250.000.000.007.25

AM: 7.25 mile Gully Longer Run. Made it to the top of Shut-up Hill in under 30 minutes (29:38) for the first time in a while

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9.300.000.000.009.30

AM: 9.3 on the Pipeline Trail. Already fairly crowded at 7:30. Think I'll save that one for weekdays from now on.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

3 easy miles in the evening.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.250.000.000.0011.25

AM: 3.25 miles with Andy. Not bad.

PM: Went up to Park City and ran 8 miles on the Round Valley trails.

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AM: 3 miles with Andy

PM: Up and down Grandeur Peak. It ain't Mt. Everest but one of my favorite things about living in Salt Lake is that I can leave my houseand within a few minutes be climbing an honest-to-God mountain!

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.750.000.000.007.75

AM: 3.25 miles with Andy in the cool drizzly.

PM: 4.5 miles at Liberty Park. Was going to do more but I didn't :-)

My AP Euro students took their exam today - the first ever online AP exam. I'm exchanging emails and messages with them now and it's being a highlight of my teaching career. So bright, enthusiastic, and eager. I remember those days. Sigh...

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.300.000.000.009.30

AM: Early 15k on the Pipeline Trail. Blissfully uncrowded.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.250.000.000.004.25

AM: 4.25 miles with Andy. 9:12 pace.

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12.000.000.000.0012.00

AM: 12 miles on the Round Valley Trails in Park City. Explored some new ones, especially some downhill singletrack with lots of banked switchbacks which was really fun.

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6.000.000.000.006.00

AM: Today I ran 6 miles. It was no different than the million other 6 mile runs I've done in my life.

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4.000.000.000.004.00

AM: 4 miles with Andy around Liberty Park then some striders. He's pretty fast.

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Rough day. Couldn't fall asleep until around 2 am last night and then slept fitfully for about 5 hours. Mostly anxiety I think. Fielded a couple cranky emails from parents who don't like me reducing their kids grades 10% for assignments turned in a month late. Raged at our crappy weather and 33 consecutive days without rain ( a springtime record for Salt Lake), tried to take a nap but failed.

Finally got out for a run in the afternoon and had a pretty good wipeout on the trail. Now I'm cut up with a achy left wrist and right hip. I chalk it up to being sleepy while running a fairly technical trail.

Heavily medicating myself now and going to bed. Hopefully.

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4.000.000.000.004.00

AM: Easy 4 miles. Banged up from the fall.

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7.000.000.000.007.00

AM: 7 miles at Liberty Park. Not a bad run but feeling a little rundown.

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AM: 9.3 miles on the Pipeline Trail. Got out there at 7:30 which I thought would be early enough to avoid the mountain bikes. I was wrong. I need to work on having more charitable feelings towards them.

Did some reading last night on cortisol and dopamine and how this current time maximizes the production of cortisol and has deprived us of the dopamine moments in life. The symptoms are very much like PTSD.

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11.000.000.000.0011.00

PM: 11 mountainous miles above Jeremy Ranch. 9.37 pace.
 

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Zero

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AM: 10 miles on the Pipeline Trail. Got up there at 7 am and it was already fairly crowded. Absolute zoo when I finished around 8:30.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.750.000.000.005.75

PM: 5.75 easy miles. Most of it circling Wheeler Farm with Jake Krong, formerly of this blog.

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12.250.000.000.0012.25

AM: 12.25 miles in Millcreek Canyon. Up towards the Elbow Fork/Mt. Aire area and then out and back on the Pipeline.

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Unplanned day off with the whole day consisting of drive-thru graduation activities in the heat. Too tired and depleted whan I got home to do anything.

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9.500.000.000.009.50

AM: Early run on the Pipeline Trail before the heat sets in. Ran into Marissa Floodman, an old runner of mine from 15 years ago, on the trail so stopped and chatted a while.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.500.000.000.008.50

AM: 8.5 miles around the neighborhood. First run on roads in many moons.

Rest of the day is all Andy baseball with a doubleheader up in Bountiful today. Went from famine to feast as far as that's concerned. No baseball all spring and now he's juggling multiple teams.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.500.000.000.0014.50

AM: Headed up to Park City this morning just after the curfew lifted here in riotous Salt Lake City. 14.5 miles on the Round Valley Trails. 8:13 pace. Didn't do an even 15 because the trail ran out and I got tired.

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238.250.000.000.00238.25
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