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: 6.25 Month: 63.00 Year: 2109.02
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Remember the name Larry Waters?

He was a 33 year old truck driver from L.A. who spent a lot of his time sitting in a lawn chair on his back patio wishing he could fly.

Then, one day, he filled 45 Army surplus weather baloons with helium. He attached them all to his lawn chair - the kind with rivets and polyester webbing.

Then he just took off - he took with him a parachute, a CB radio, a 6 pack of beer, several peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, and a BB gun to pop some of the balloons so he could come down.

Instead of just going up 200 feet over his West LA neighborhood, Larry Walters went up 11,000 feet into the approach corridor of LAX where he was spotted by several pilots. Later, safely on the ground, there was a press conference:

Press: Were you scared

LW: Wonderfully so

Press: Would you do it again?

LW: Nope

Press: Why did you do it in the first place?

LW: Well, you can't just sit there!

A bunch of 90 year olds were surveyed and asked, "if you had your life to live over what would you do differently?"

Three most common answeres - 1) I would reflect more, 2) I would risk more, 3) I would do more that would live on after I was gone

- From today's sermon at Wasatch Presbyterian Church.

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Another day off. Sore. To be expected I guess.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.500.000.000.006.50

AM: 2.5 mile walk, 100 push-ups, 100 sit-ups/core.

PM: 6.5 miles onthe Pipeline. Lovely evening.

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6.500.000.000.006.50

PM: 6.5 miles in City Creek Canyon. I was menaced by another rattlesnake. That's 2 in the past 2 weeks.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.250.000.000.009.25

AM: 2 easy miles around the Upper Loop. 100 push-ups/100 sit-ups.

PM: 7.25 hard miles up the Up the Pipeline to the terraces and back. Then I went to Andy's game and watched the Zombies beat the Central City Pirates 7-6. Andy walked and got a hit and scored 2 runs.

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Off day. Just didn't feel like running. went for a nice walk instead.

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12.250.000.000.0012.25

AM: Early 12.25 miles around Sugar House. Don't think I dipped under 8 minute pace for even a mile.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
34.500.000.000.0034.50
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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