Rob Murphy

Boston 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: 6.25 Month: 70.70 Year: 1771.41
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
45.450.000.000.0045.45
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.250.000.000.003.25

Easy run around our hotel with Steve and Walter plus a few fast striders at the middle school across the street.

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Race: Boston Marathon (26.2 Miles) 03:12:30, Place overall: 8000, Place in age division: 2000
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26.200.000.000.0026.20

Today I ran the Boston Marathon. This is a very old and apparently quite prestigious race in one of our nations' most historic cities.

I started out kind of slow and ran at increasingly slower speeds as the race progressed.Often I walked - beginning at 16 miles I took regular walking breaks. Had some great conversations with spectators who felt sorry for me. The best part was when it ended.

Hats off to Jeff Shadley who ran a truly inspiring race.

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Way less sore this morning than usual after a marathon. I guess that's what happens when you race at your training pace.

My foot really hurts though and I think it will be a while before I can run again. Checking the weather - looks like tomorrow will be perfect for running the Boston Marathon.

I'm going to do a lot of thinking over the next few days about where I am going to go with my running. I really want to be doing this for the next thirty or forty years.One thing for sure is that the marathon won't be the focus of my training and racing. If I ever run another good one , It will be completely by accident.

 

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Rest day. More sore today than yesterday.

I'm jealous of those folks who can run a day or two after running a marathon. 

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Didn't run again today. Instead I took Abby to swim practice at the Fairmont Pool and Ann and I fed the ducks and walked around the park with Andy. Actually Andy did most of the duck feeding. There were already some ducklets.

I did some stretching while Andy played in the sand with a boy he met at the park.

Might go for a walk later although even walking hurts my foot. 

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No workout of any kind today. Juggling Ann's work schedule, Abby's swimming, and Andy's baseball.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
16.000.000.000.0016.00

Fifteen miles of cross training.

5 miles on the elliptical in 35 minutes.

10 miles on the Lifecycle in 27:45.

PM: Walked to gym. Swam one mile. 2/3 freestyle, 1/3 other strokes. Walked back. Sixteen miles of cross training. I should start counting it as "running" so I look better on the mileage board.

Foot hurt on the walk! 

Been in a funk today reflecting on the fact that I wasted four months of training and a couple thousand dollars to run a 3:12 marathon and aggravate an injury to the point where I might not be able to run/race for a couple months. Great decision making all around. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
45.450.000.000.0045.45
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