Rob Murphy

January 21, 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: 10.25 Month: 134.00 Year: 134.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.250.000.000.0011.25

Easy run around downtown Sugar House, through the tunnel, around the park, and back home.

Blah! Thinking of a new approach to my training. 

I just signed up for a race called the "Jupiter Peak Steeplechase". I thought it would be 3000 meters with some water jumps but apparently the trail running community has appropriated the word and in that world it means "a long race up and down a mountain" as best as I can figure.

So I'm going to start training for this. I will do a mix of real running and trail running. Some guy named Rob Krar won last year in 1:45 which seems really slow for 16 miles. I think I will destroy him if he shows up again.

PM: 3 miles of trail running in the rugged foothills east of Salt Lake City. Started growing a beard along the way.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
Comments
From Steve on Sun, Jun 29, 2014 at 19:38:22 from 50.198.46.21

Some guy named Rob Krar, ha ha!

From Rob Murphy on Sun, Jun 29, 2014 at 19:54:16 from 24.10.249.34

Exactly! He'll never amount to anything. I know I can average 6:33 pace for 16 miles on a training run.

From Fritz on Sun, Jun 29, 2014 at 20:15:31 from 98.202.9.237

Jupiter Peak is a fun one. Rob Krar ran in 2012. Oh and he just won a random race called Western States.

From Rob Murphy on Sun, Jun 29, 2014 at 20:20:42 from 24.10.249.34

Western States?

From Ashton Arndt on Sun, Jun 29, 2014 at 20:37:40 from 174.52.11.80

No big deal, just some little race they put together that 100 miles long! Now you can really run the gully with us!

From Rob Murphy on Sun, Jun 29, 2014 at 20:46:53 from 24.10.249.34

Jupiter Peak is only 16. My speed, honed by years on the road and track, will give me the edge.

And I don't want to hear anything about how he ran a 1:05 half.

From Teena Marie on Mon, Jun 30, 2014 at 06:56:53 from 199.201.101.113

You will LOVE LOVE LOVE Jupiter! :-)

Seriously, it's a FUN race! :-)

(And it does wonders for your -- "your" in the general sense of the word not you individually -- butt!!! :-))

You'll have a great time. :-)

From Blake Bennion on Mon, Jun 30, 2014 at 22:58:00 from 204.14.22.58

I believe that Coach will win!

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