Rob Murphy

Deseret News Halfer

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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: 0.00 Month: 88.99 Year: 1657.71
Race: Deseret News Halfer (13.1 Miles) 01:19:41, Place overall: 16, Place in age division: 2
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.500.0013.100.0015.60

My first time running the half at this venerable Utah classic. This was only my second road half marathon in the last 3 years so I didn't know what to expect. I certainly am out of practice with down-canyon runs and my quads paid the price. Back in the day, I would have Ann drive me up a canyon on a regular basis and I'd run home. I don't ever do that anymore. 

My good friend Bret Jardine flew in from Atlanta last night to run the half so we met at the insane 4:15 am time for the bus ride up the canyon. It's part of the Desnews charm I guess. My plan was to run the first mile under 6 minutes and if that felt reasonable, keep doing it. If not, I'd back it down. The pace felt very comfortable from an aerobic standpoint but I could tell by mile 4 that my quads would be hating life the last couple miles. It went like this...

5:55, 5:48, 5:59, 5:59, 6:01, 5:54, 5:52, 6:07 (stopped to drink), 6:00, 6:20, 6:18, 6:17, 6:37, 0:35. My quads were hating life the last couple miles :-)

I proble could have run a little faster if I was a little less conservative and had a little more pain tolerance. I was the second overall master which is a big boost these days.

Shout out to former Alta HS runner Jon Kotter, winner of the marathon in 2:22.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
Comments
From Bret on Mon, Jul 24, 2017 at 12:25:47 from 166.137.8.30

Great seeing you and your family for a few hours Rob. You really nailed the pace on this one. Well done. Take care of those sore quads!

From Jon on Mon, Jul 24, 2017 at 12:35:44 from 165.156.40.27

Second overall masters. Impressive. Good job, Rob.

From allie on Tue, Jul 25, 2017 at 08:52:25 from 12.247.178.126

3:15 am for the marathon -- so much charm.

great racing! i hope your quads aren't too ruined today. mine will likely be broken for 1-2 weeks.

it was nice seeing you again, both in a running environment and a BEvERage (credit: Rob Murphy) environment.

From jtshad on Tue, Jul 25, 2017 at 17:02:25 from 141.221.191.225

Congrats on a strong run.

From JD on Wed, Jul 26, 2017 at 03:29:04 from 75.169.232.10

great half!

From Tom K on Wed, Jul 26, 2017 at 07:29:02 from 47.206.60.114

Congratulations on a great race! That is super early. Did you end up going to sleep @ 4 pm?

From Rob on Wed, Jul 26, 2017 at 11:12:56 from 69.169.138.93

Nice job, you still got it.

From steve ash on Wed, Jul 26, 2017 at 11:52:08 from 67.2.72.35

Very nice Rob. I agree that last stretch into Liberty Park is not easy..

From Steve on Fri, Jul 28, 2017 at 12:37:40 from 66.87.148.162

Awesome run Rob!

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