Rob Murphy

January 17, 2018

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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: 21.50 Month: 109.75 Year: 109.75
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.250.000.001.008.25

4 miles easy finishing up on the Highland High track.

8 X 400 in 42.6, 41.1, 40.9, 39.6,, 39.1, 38.4, 36.0, 32.2

3.25 mile cool-down in the snow.

I didn't like how I felt on the 32. Probably because I remember how I used to float effortlessly through 30 second 200s thirty years ago. The thought/feeling is there in my mind, as fresh as ever, telling me that is how I should run.

Post-run recovery at Dunkin' Donuts.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
Comments
From jtshad on Sat, Dec 16, 2017 at 10:49:22 from 173.198.176.201

Ah memories! No worries, just reflect with pride and look forward with anticipation...and more donuts!

Cheers!

From Jason D on Sat, Dec 16, 2017 at 12:36:36 from 73.144.91.168

What's to lament? Those *400s* started at just under world record pace and cut down from there.

:-)

Good workout. I love a good set of 200s to keep me sharp or to tag onto the end of a track workout when I am tired.

From Rob Murphy on Sat, Dec 16, 2017 at 13:30:25 from 67.166.78.47

You're right Jason. I just need to do them more consistently.

From Jason D on Sat, Dec 16, 2017 at 22:06:17 from 73.144.91.168

There's something to that effortless feeling though. And I think this comes with being a trained runner. It doesn't mean an effort is easy (as I understand it) but that it feels right. Even when I feel great in a workout I never feel fluid, probably because I'm not a trained runner. I've kind of just bear-ed my way through.

John Kellogg has some language to describe the proper feeling, but the exact quotation escapes me. It's equal parts hippyism and Zen, but it makes sense.

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