Rob Murphy

Utah Valley 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.

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: 14.40 Month: 165.60 Year: 829.68
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
21.0028.200.000.5049.70
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

No running today. Seemed like the right time for a rest.

I walked about 2 miles and did some stretching..

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.252.000.000.008.25

Today was the first day of cross country practice and I had a huge turnout. I ran 8.25 miles in the gully at 7am before practice. Towards the end I threw in a couple miles at 6 minute pace.

I divided up the kids into several groups based on age and experience and spent a lot of time talking to the new kids about diet, patience etc. I had them run a mile. The fastest one ran 7:25. I had the veterans run from 4 to 7 miles depending on their fitness.

After, I did some weights at the gym. About 50% of what I normally do.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.500.000.000.505.00

Five miles today. Included 4 x 200 meters in 32 seconds. 200 meter walk interval.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.250.000.000.005.25

Five easy miles at Alta/Snowbird. This was the first Alta run of the Summer for my cross country team. I was surprised at how comfortable I felt at 8500 feet.

Four 150 yard striders at the end.

I'm feeling really good now and am excited about the UVM this Saturday. I don't have any aches or pains and I felt some real pop in my legs the last couple days. I plan to take the day off completely tomorrow and then head down to Provo on Friday. We are actually starting our family vacation then ( I know its Provo, but we are staying at a hotel with a pool which makes it a vacation as far as my kids are concerned). After the race Saturday we are heading for the Central Coast of California for several days at the beach. Should make for some nice recovery runs.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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Pretty much a complete day off. Went to Sugarhouse Park for cross country practice and walked about 2.5 miles with some intervals of easy running.

One more day!

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.500.000.000.003.50

From the house to Sugarhouse Park and one lap around. Eight minute pace with a handful of faster pickups.

I'm a little bit annoyed with a slight cold. No fever, just a bit of congestion. I'm about top head down to Provo to get my packet, drive the course, and relax at the hotel. I'm really excited about the 2:45 am wake-up call tomorrow. Hopefully I'll squeeze in a nap this afternoon.

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Race: Utah Valley Marathon (26.2 Miles) 02:43:23, Place overall: 11, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.0026.200.000.0027.20

I will write more later, but I ran the Utah Valley Marathon in 2:43:23 this morning. Cold with lots of rain the first half and swirling winds.Sometimes a headwind, sometimes a tailwind. Way more uphills than I expected the first 14 miles. I got a great rhythm going down University Ave. in Provo, I ran 25 to 26 in 6:09.

Oh yeah... this was a marathon PR for me by nine and a half minutes,

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
21.0028.200.000.5049.70
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