Rob Murphy

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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: 15.00 Month: 125.35 Year: 377.35
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7.250.000.000.007.25

7.25 miles in Grand Junction Colorado. Beautiful day.

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AM: 6.5 miles around the Best Buy Loop. Sunny and nice this morning.

PM: Squeezed in 5.5 more on the treadmill while Abby was at swim practice.

 

I'm planning my Summer. One of the nice things about being a teacher is the Summer months. I try to think of it as a time for self improvement and family vacations. I've applied for two week-long American history seminars through the Gilder-Lehrman Society and I'll find out whether I get accepted in a couple weeks. I chose my two based mostly on suitability for running. One is in Santa Fe' and one is in Boulder. Both places I wouldn't mind training in for a week.

I also want to do a trip north or northwest. I'm reading a book now by Elliot West from the University of Arkansas who is one of the preeminent historians of Native Americans and The West in general. It's about Chief Joseph and the Nez Perce. Turns out West is teaching the course I applied for in Santa Fe'. So I'm thinking we need to do more Nez Perce/Lewis and Clark stuff and some camping up in Idaho and Montana. That would maybe be an opportunity to stay the night with the Shadley family in Idaho Falls too.

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So I'm at work now administering the ACT and I'm wondering how Texas Instruments achieved their near monopoly on calculators. Of 25 kids taking the test right now, I have 22 using TI's and 3 using Casios.

That's pretty good market share. 

PM: Well, some days everything comes together perfectly to prevent me from getting in a decent run. Had to be at work today earlier than the normal 7 am so no morning run. ACT testing so no lunch run. Wife had to work so no after school run, daughter had to go to math tutor so I couldn't get to the gym before the rush so I could get a treadmill. Got to the gym and waited 20 minutes for a treadmill to open up. One finally did and the belt slipped horribly over 7 mph. Waited 15 minutes for another treadmill and it was permanently stuck in -3% downhill mode and sounded like a herd of elephants when I ran on it. Waited about 5 minutes for another treadmill next to the worst smelling individual I've ever encountered. Attitude shot to he!! by this point. Ran 2.25 miles, quit and picked up the kids. 

Sitting at home pouting now. 

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Early morning treadmill workout...

1.5 mile warm-up

8 miles in 46:47 starting at 6 minute pace and working down to 5:30 pace. Hard for me to run like that at 5:30 in the AM. Kept the incline at 1.5%

Maybe a few afternoon miles depending on time and how I feel. 

I'm very excited about the next couple days. Rod Smolla, a well known legal scholar and president of my alma mater, Furman University in Greenville SC, is coming to Utah to speak to my classes here at Alta High School. Prior to becomming president of Furman, Smolla was the dean of the Washington and Lee University Law School. He's probably most well known for a movie based on him called Deliberate Intent in which Timothy Hutton plays Smolla. He specializes in First Amendment cases and the film tells the story of how he successfully sued a publishing company for publishing a book called Hit Man which is a how to commit a murder guide. It was the first time in American legal history that this happened. Needless to say, this earned him the eternal scorn of "the First Amendment community".

We are having dinner with him tonight and he is speaking to our AP students all day on Friday. 

PM: four miles - muy  facil.

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Fifteen miles in 1:48 in in City Creek Canyon. Super Duper run. 

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Busy, but great, day at work today. Picked up Rod Smolla at the Stein Eriksen Lodge at Deer Valley this morning at 7 AM and brought him to Alta High where he taught our classes all day and pushed Furman a good bit. He conducted the class as if it were a Supreme Court trial with him arguing both sides of the cases and our students being the justices. I was really proud of our kids who were quite well prepared.

Tired when I got home and so I just did an easy mental health run around the neighborhood. 

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I had a great 21 mile run this morning with Fritz and Walter.

Met at my house at 8 AM and ran a little over 10 miles up Emigration Canyon. We had a pretty good pace going and averaged under 7:30 pace going up. We ended up running  21 miles in 2:27 and did quite a few 6 minute miles coming back down.

My right hamstring isn't getting any worse, but it isn't getting any better. Slightly troubling. 

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