Rob Murphy

December 2015

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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: 14.40 Month: 165.60 Year: 829.68
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198.250.007.252.00207.50
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Off day. Two mule walk in the evening plus some push-ups/sit-ups

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Nine miles on the Porter Rockwell with my team.

Heading down to California tomorrow for the Foot Locker West Regional XC meet. Includes a trip to Disneyland so the kids are excited.

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3.250.000.000.003.25

Easy run around beautiful West Covina and a few striders after a L-O-N-G day on a bus.

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AM: 5 easy miles around the neighborhood of the West Covina Days Inn. Nice socal weather is tho only thing good I can say about it.

Packet pickup, course jog, and then spending the day at Newport Beach.

Late AM: Ran the Mt. Sac course twice plus some striders with my team.

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Zero. Got in from Disneyland at 1:30 am. Spent the rest of the day driving back home.

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Pooped. Slept late (by late I mean 6 am), came home and napped and got reaquainted with the fam.

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5.250.000.000.005.25

5.25 treadmill miles.

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6.250.000.000.006.25

From home, 3 laps around Sugar House Park. Right hamstring, very troublesome.

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6.000.000.000.006.00

Six miles plus some easy lifting.

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6.5 miles on a crappy treadmill.

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8 halfway decent miles around Liberty Park with Abby. Chilly, but beautiful, morning. 

PM: Went for a 3 mile walk. Started out with Andy but we got to the end of Glenmare St. and he ran into a bunch of boys playing basketball in the street and decided to stay and play. 

Semi-annual booknotes post...

So I've been making a serious effort to actually read books lately. Whole books from beginning to end. I used to do this a lot before the internet destroyed my attention span. I've been working to re-build it. So here's what I've been reading.

City of Thieves by David Benioff - a novel about the seige of Leningrad during World War II.

Petty by Warren Zanes - the bio of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, maybe my favorite band. Great book, perfect author.

The Animal Keepers by legendary Wisconsin cross country coach Donn Behnke. Loved the book but it made me feel inadequate.

438 Days by Jonathan Franklin - a riveting true story of a Mexican fisherman who survived 438 days drifting in the Pacific after being caught in a storm and having his motor fail.

Symphony for the City of the Dead by M.T. Anderson - A non-fiction account of the seige of Leningrad focusing on composer Dmitri Shostakovich and the "Leningrad Symphony" he composed in 1942. Just started this one.

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Four laps around Liberty Park plus 6 long striders. Hamstring improving.

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7.25 treadmill miles at about 7:00 pace. Had about a foot of snow today.

If you're a high school running coach or just interested in learning about good training you should get a membership at highschoolrunningcoach.com

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AM: 100 push-ups, 100 sit-ups, snow shoveling.

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PM: 8 miles around Sugar House Park. Fun watching all the kids on the sledding hill for the first time in a couple years.

 

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AM: 105 push-ups, 105 sit-ups/abs.

PM: 5.25 on the treadmill and 2 on the stair master. Finished with some rope jumping.

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10.25 treadmill miles. Averaged 8.3 mph which is really fast for me these days. Almost a "workout".

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12 miles around Sugar House Park. Generally 8 minute pace, the last mile with Abby as she finished up her run.

PM: Went to Star Wars with the whole family plus grandma. Non-stop fun from beginning to end. And we got to see Utah Jazz player Trevor Booker who was in the same theater.

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AM: 5.5 cold, slushy, snowy miles. FUN!

PM: 4.5 hard eliptical miles. I say hard because I was sweating a lot and breathing hard. Then I did about 50% of my normal weight routine because I haven't lifted for a couple weeks. Hopefully I won't be too wrecked tomorrow.

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6.5 miles plus 6 striders and some jumping rope. 

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10.25 mile treadmill fartlek. Mix of easy running, moderate running, and pretty hard running. I guess that's a fartlek.

Interesting that Donald Trump is now mocking Hillary Clinton's bathroom habits. Making fun of a woman in that fashion is contrary to my raising. But there's absolutely nothing the man can say that is disqualifying to his rabid and worshipful supporters so I suppose we have to put up with hearing about it for the next several months.

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I get a gold star for avoiding the treadmill this morning. Started out in super crappy conditions, horizontal blowing snow, lots of slush and ice - my fingers and toes hurt. 8:30 pace was all I could manage. The sun came out at the end and it was beautiful and I could see the steam rising from my clothes while I ran.

PM: 2.25 miles. Weights.

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4.25 easy miles around the neighborhood. Cold. Maybe a beach run with Abby this evening?

PM: Just a mile jog on the beach and a short swim to de-stress from the drive from LA.

Pizza tonight at Sam's Giant Manhattan Pizza in Grover Beach Ca. We Murphy's always have pizza on Christmas Eve.

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Merry Christmas to the FRB.

6.5 miles up and down Pismo Beach and through the downtown a bit. No shirt to get a little Vitamin D boost. I got lots of weird looks from the locals because it's in the 50s and Californians dress like it's below zero when the temp drops below 60.

This was my 37th consecutive Christmas Run. Every one since 1979, and one of the best. You can see me running up the stairs from the beach to the Kon Tiki at the Alta Cross Country Instagram.

PM: 4 more beach miles. Much better tonight at low tide and firm beach sand.

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AM: 8.5 miles on the nifty Woodway treadmill at the PBAC followed by a swim and hot tubbing. Walking over to the Splash Cafe now for the best clam chowder in the world.

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AM: Easy run plus the weights/plyo routine at the PBAC. Only partially made up for my gluttonous excesses last night.

PM: 12 times up and down the Kon Tiki steps. Took about 20 minutes.

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One last run here in Pismo Beach before heading home from LAX tonight.

9 miles easy - just exploring. Then breakfast at the hotel which included lots of sugar and simple carbs so Ann and I walked a couple miles on the beach to counteract the insulin spike. 

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Resting today.

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11 miles on the Jeremy Ranch Road. It's packed snow up to the Morgan County line and very runnable in trail shoes. Feels a lot like running on packed beach sand which I've done a lot lately. Once you get to the barn the road is considerably less maintained but still runnable for a while in tire ruts. I turned around at 5.5 miles.

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Wrapped up 2015 with a stellar treadmill run. Alternating hard/easy quarter mile segments for a little over 10 miles.

I've been listening to Chris Stapleton's Traveller album a lot lately. Love it! Especially good is his cover of the old George Jones classic "Tennessee Whiskey". Stay away though if you don't like your grandpa's country music or songs about whiskey and women problems.

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