Rob Murphy

Draper Days 5k

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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: 35.50 Month: 170.75 Year: 1779.31
Race: Draper Days 5k (3.11 Miles) 00:18:20, Place overall: 22, Place in age division: 2
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.500.003.110.006.61

My summer racing season continued today with the Draper Days 5k. Since this race is always on the USATF circuit and has a long tradition, it usually brings out a lot of fast runners. I saw Brad Barton on the starting line but didn't know he'd turned 50. If I had known, I would have realized I was racing for 2nd place in my age group. Brad is the oldest person in history to break 4:20 for the mile having run a 4:17 at age 48. So, yeah...that's what it's like racing in Utah. He ran a 16:17 at 50 years old to take 4th overall. Another realm.

I'm happy with my time of 18:20. Splits were 5:58, 5:47, 6:06, .29. Not that thrilled with the mile 3 split but, in my defense, I was getting tired at that point and was feeling uncomfortable. Hard to run under those circumstances!

Age graded 15:46 if you believe in the theory that people slow down as they age.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
Comments
From Vis on Sat, Jul 15, 2017 at 09:36:51 from 199.201.102.37

Nice race, Rob. The circumstances of the third mile have taken down many a runner. :)

From Rob Murphy on Sat, Jul 15, 2017 at 10:21:07 from 67.166.78.47

Thanks Eva. Best of luck to you AND your mom!

From jtshad on Sat, Jul 15, 2017 at 13:00:42 from 173.198.176.201

Nice race, great time.

From Jason D on Sat, Jul 15, 2017 at 19:16:53 from 73.144.91.168

You've raced more in July than I have in the last 14 months. Good running. Looks like a strong kick, no?

From steve ash on Sun, Jul 16, 2017 at 07:42:02 from 67.2.51.114

Great race Rob and most of all good perspective on it.

From allie on Sun, Jul 16, 2017 at 15:04:31 from 155.98.132.4

i wish i could have hung with you for even 30 seconds. :0

18:20 on the nose -- you know yourself well. great racing.

From Bob on Mon, Jul 17, 2017 at 12:23:16 from 12.104.218.14

Whoa! You are one fast semi-old dude!

From Holt on Mon, Jul 17, 2017 at 15:36:01 from 71.37.81.143

Good job Rob!

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