Rob Murphy

June 27, 2017

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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
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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Made in home at 3:30 this afternoon. Did a little hiking and arch exploring along the way topped off with another cheeseburger at Ray's Tavern.

Gonna take the day off of running.

Good article in my new Outside about Overtraining (OTS) and how it impacts ultra runners.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
Comments
From MarkS on Sun, Jun 14, 2015 at 23:03:51 from 124.100.127.41

I am very interested in that article. I would like to read it.

I spent all of last summer overtraining. I have cut way back on the milage and training this year, and my times have really come down as a result.

As a Masters runner, it is not possible for me to put in that hard long training like a younger runner. I have found that the rest days are probably my most important days. It is hard to not feel guilty though for taking it easy. I always feel I need to do more.

From steve ash on Mon, Jun 15, 2015 at 10:36:11 from 67.2.66.39

Over training is my worst enemy and I pay a price whenever I go over 80 mpw. Something always gives sooner or later, whether it be slower running and racing or injury.

From Rob Murphy on Mon, Jun 15, 2015 at 11:07:48 from 24.10.247.181

It's about 75 mow for me Steve. I just can tell when I'm up against the line and I back off. I think if you just approach the sport from the standpoint of wanting to run fast times but also wanting to maintain good health, high energy, and happiness, you can avoid that over training trap.

From steve ash on Mon, Jun 15, 2015 at 13:22:08 from 67.2.66.39

By the way, I think that Ray's tavern should be on our itinerary for our trip now. That will be up to the boss however:)

From Steve on Tue, Jun 16, 2015 at 00:57:15 from 66.87.64.97

I liked that article too.

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