Rob Murphy

August 22, 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: 16.00 Month: 154.86 Year: 1219.21
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.900.005.900.0011.80

Up to the top of Grandeur Peak from Rattlesnake Gulch. Took about 3 hours. This was a hard run and I learned a lot about long winter trail runs. The view at the top was not awesome as the mountain was encased in clouds.

Still loving the microspikes. It's great to feel confident on ice and in deep slushy snow. Still this 12 mile run felt more like 20.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
Comments
From Fritz on Sun, Jan 08, 2017 at 14:37:05 from 24.2.77.1

how is the knee? Roo and I went up Wire today. It was hard.

From Rob Murphy on Sun, Jan 08, 2017 at 15:54:34 from 24.10.247.181

It's way better on the trails/snow than it is on the roads/treadmill. I saw two dogs of the Roo variety along the Pipeline and LOVED sloshing through miles of dog-urine snow.

From Jon on Sun, Jan 08, 2017 at 19:26:15 from 96.33.87.148

What did you learn about long winter trail runs?

From Rob Murphy on Sun, Jan 08, 2017 at 20:00:56 from 24.10.247.181

1. That dressing properly is important and not simple. 2. Because the uphill effort in the snow is REALLY strenuous. 3. You should wear a backpack to have options. 4. I need a pair of lightweight, waterproof gloves. 5. That trekking poles probably aren't just for sissies. 6. That I get lonely by myself and really need a training buddy.

From Rob Murphy on Sun, Jan 08, 2017 at 20:02:12 from 24.10.247.181

7. That Jon Allen should get an engineering job in Utah so I can have some company.

From Jon on Mon, Jan 09, 2017 at 05:56:13 from 104.129.204.114

1. Yup. Layers are key. 2. Yup- you wear a lot less climbing than descending, and overdressing leads to sweating leads to later freezing. Shirts with zippers to regulate temps are useful, too- change coverage without removing layers. 3. Or tie a layer around your waist. 4. Or wool gloves. My warmest gloves were wool mittens. On the coldest days, I wore snowboarding goretex mittens (don't underestimate the heat from keeping the fingers together). 6. Or a good podcast to listen to. 7. I would love it- we could have some great conversations.

8. Or Rob Murphy could move back to Greenville.

From Rob Murphy on Mon, Jan 09, 2017 at 07:22:06 from 163.248.33.220

Yes. I wouldn't have to work today and we could go for a long run.

From allie on Mon, Jan 09, 2017 at 10:34:59 from 71.56.28.146

get some OR mittens. your hands will never be cold again.

From allie on Mon, Jan 09, 2017 at 10:37:06 from 71.56.28.146

sorry, O.R. --> outdoor research.

tons of lightweight/waterproof options. they work so well. i've had cold hand problems since high school (raynauds), but these are awesome even in extreme inversion temps, and not bulky at all.

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