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.

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: 42.25 Month: 121.50 Year: 1525.51
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
49.002.003.001.0055.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

AM: Just an easy 2 mile walk. Heading to Minnesota now.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.750.000.000.0012.75

AM: Easy 8.25 around Lusk Wyoming.Stayed at one of my favorite motels, The Best Western Pioneer Inn with this excellent chuck wagon omelette bar out by the pool area with your omelettes made by the motel owner in boots and cowboy hat and everybody getting their picture taken with him. Mimosa's too which would, no doubt, be illegal in Utah.

37 degrees on my run!

Off to Mt. Rushmore when the kids get out of the pool - they were in the thing at 7:30.

I have arrived....in Murdo, South Dakota! CAN'T BELIEVE I've lived almost 50 years and missed Murdo so far. Heading out to explore the town on foot now.

PM: 4.5 miles around Murdo. Wow! I think I might be the first person to ever run here. The split racing shorts might have been a mistake.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.252.001.001.0011.25

No morning run, but I did eat breakfast in Mitchell, SD, the hometown of 1972 Democratic presidential nominee George McGovern. Poor George failed to even win his home state in 72, winning only Massachusetts and leaving Nixon the other 49 states.

Nixon worked out well.

PM: Treadmill fartlek in the fitness center here at the Raddison in South Minneapolis overlooking "The Waterpark of America" - supposedly the worlds largest indoor waterpark. Going to say no to the mall next door.

Oh, and in an almost unbelievable coincidence, we also drove through Ceylon Minnesota, the boyhood home of former vice president and 1984 Democratic presidential nominee Walter Mondale also the victim of a 49 state drubbing at the hands of Ronald Reagan. At least Mondale won Minnesota.

Pretty good workout actually with a little weights/strength training after.

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
9.250.000.000.009.25

AM: 9.25 miles which included once around Lake of the Isles and twice around Lake Calhoun. It occured to me that when I lived here in 1993 and 1994 and circling Lake Calhoun was my daily running route, that in those pre--Garmin days I was pretty severely overestimating my mileage.

This is where Ann and I lived 20 years ago when we got married. The neighborhood hasn't changed too much. Lots of our favorite places we went to when we were hip twenty-somethings are still here.

Like the Uptown Diner which I contend is the best breakfast in America, no contest, and where I'll be brunching today.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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I'm in a wifi free zone at Ann's uncled house in North Branch, Minnesota. Not only that, but they don't own a computer. So I drove 10 miles to this McDonalds...

From Uncle Lauren's back porch we have, so far, seen one raccoon, many deer, and ONE BEAR this morning. Seriously, drinking my coffee, looked out, and there was a bear messing with the bird feeders in the backyard. Uncle Lauren's land runs right up to the St. Croix River which is the Minnesota-Wisconsin border and it's a wildlife paradise.

No running today. Three hours of pushing a lawn mower should count for something though. 

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
7.500.000.000.007.50

AM: 5.25 miles on dirt roads in North Branch plus some striders then a couple more miles with Abby when I finished. She's running the 5k at Grandma's.

Heading up to Pine River now after this Caribou Coffee stop.

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
12.250.002.000.0014.25

AM: Chilly, rainy, windy. I did 12.25 miles in 1:28 with miles 6-8 in 11:40 as kind of a race pace simulation. Felt good aerobically, not breathing too hard, but my legs didn't feel so great - not as fluid and effortless as I wanted the pace to feel. Not a disaster, but not the great effort I was looking for. I was kind of achy and tired from sleeping on the horrible matress at Ann's parents. Every year we swear we are going to buy a new bed while we are here so we can get a little sleep, but we never do. This has been going on for twenty years now.

Two miles with Abby after.
 

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
49.002.003.001.0055.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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