Rob Murphy

Salt Lake Half Marathon

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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: 62.80 Month: 144.91 Year: 1354.90
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
34.250.0014.350.0048.60
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.250.000.000.003.25

am: Esy two mile walk in the snow.

pm: Walked to the gym and back (2.5 miles)

At the gym I ran 3.25 miles on the treadmill and then did some weights. Lots of leg stuff including plyos. On the walk home this strange big ball of fire appeared in the sky that I vaguely remember seeing at some point in my past. I felt nice and warm. Strange.

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Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

Easy seven in 49 minutes. I'm very, very sore today from the weights yesterday.

Now we are off to Sweet Tomatoes to celebrate Andy getting his "Alphabet Crown" at Challenger School. The boy's a genius I tell you.

Oh, we told him he could pick the restaurant - he chose Sweet Tomatoes (a salad bar/buffet restaurant) because of the all you can eat soft serve ice cream.

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Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.250.000.000.0011.25

am: 2 mile walk in Sandy.

pm: Ran 10 miles around Sugarhouse Park (hilly road loop) in 1:09 and finished up on the Highland High track. Ran six barefoot striders on the infield. Then jogged and easy mile and a quarter back home. Nice day, but windy. I don't like wind.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.500.000.000.008.50

Todays' run will have to remain classified. I entered 8.5 easy, but it really wasn't. In fact, it was so fast that people would accuse me of dishonesty. Some of my competition would be so intimidated that they might decide to not even show up for the Salt Lake Half this Saturday.

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Comments(7)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Going to take a day off today.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
Comments(3)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.250.001.250.004.50

4.5 easy with 5 quarter mile pick-ups at half marathon pace (5:39ish)

Soaked in the whirlpool after for a while. Feeling pretty good for tomorrow and it looks like the weather will be good. If I don't run well I will have no excuses. 

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Comments(3)
Race: Salt Lake Half Marathon (13.1 Miles) 01:15:12, Place overall: 10, Place in age division: 2
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.000.0013.100.0014.10

Brief report now...

This race was the story of what could have been. I really felt great early on. Ran mile 2 to 5 in 16:38. Was having no problem. Developed horrible blister on the ball of my right foot, Lost tons of time over the last three miles and actually walked three times.

Still ran faster than last year.1:15:12 is a new PR for me and I suppose you always have to be happy with that. But I know I can run faster. Finished second to Steve Anderson in the Masters. Steve ran high 1:11 and finished 3rd overall. Incredible!

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Comments(16)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
34.250.0014.350.0048.60
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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