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: 24.50 Month: 114.86 Year: 1179.21
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
23.750.000.000.0023.75
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

5 miles on the treadmill at the gym. Followed it up with 2 miles on the eliptical. I didn't really feel like doing much - mostly just burning calories. I gained five pounds this week with reduced running and excessive restaurant eating.

Back to some serious training and responsible living tomorrow.

 

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8.500.000.000.008.50

I ran the gully long run this morning at 7 am before my kids showed up for cross country practice. While they were out running, I went into the gym and did 2 more miles on the treadmill.

2  more miles fairly hard on the elliptical.

My right achilles is aching. Iced it for 20 minutes when I got home.

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The left achilles again!

Jogged an easy mile on the treadmill and then lifted. I did my normal strength routing but did an extra heavy leg workout. Couldn't do the plyos though since it hurt the achilles too much.

I'm staying off it as much as possible and icing it every few hours. I'm not too pessimistic that it will keep me out too long, just don't want to do anything stupid.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.250.000.000.008.25

Today I ran with my cross country team. We started out at Alta Ski Area and headed up to Albion Basin. There was still a lot of snow over 9000 feet and I turned around when it got too slushy and deep. Probably another week or so until we can make it all the way to the campground and around the loop. But it was a beautiful day and it was nice to be up there.

Iced my achilles in Little Cottonwood Creek after. Cold! It hurt a lot more coming down than it did going up. I plan to do an hour of some type of cross training this afternoon.

pm: went to the gym and did 4 miles on the eliptical ( I think I spell the word "ellipticle" different every time. Because I have no idea how to spell it.).

After the gym I took Andy to Home Depot to get his very own hammer. Christmas in June!

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X Training day thanks to screwed up achilles.

Walked 5 miles this morning. From my house to Sugarhouse Park, twice around, and back.

Went to the gym and swam 70 laps. That's a mile I think. Alternated strokes, but mostly freestyle. Did 8 laps with the kickboard.

It felt so good to be back in the Speedo! I don't know why I've been wasting my time with running. I kid.

I did jog a few steps without pain which is a good sign.

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Another zero running wise.

Walked four miles including my normal morning walk with Abby. She talked mostly about her Up With Kids performance of Peter Pan tonight. I think she may be the dramatic thespian type. Not sure where she got that.

Four miles on the elip at the gym in 32 minutes. Pretty intense strength workout after. Then fed the ducks at Fairmont Park with Andy.

I did jog for about two minutes without pain. I may try to run an easy 4 miles tomorrow.

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Bummer. I'm going to have to come to grips with the fact that I'll be on the sidelines for a while.

I tried to run this morning. Started out easy around the block and felt no pain in the achilles for about 2 minutes. Then it was like someone flipped a switch and it felt as bad as ever. So I bagged the run and went to the gym. At the gym I tried to run on the treadmill with basically the same result.

So I did 6 miles on the eliptical in 48 minutes. The machine said I burned 960 calories, so maybe at least I won't get fat. My heart rate was up to 150 at the end so it was a pretty good workout. Walked one mile on the treadmill in 14 minutes after.

I think this definitely will alter my racing plans the rest of the Summer. I'll have to miss the Murray 5k on July 4th for the first time since moving to Utah in 2002. And the D News Marathon is definitely out.

I'm not sure why this happened. I finished a marathon 2 weeks ago with no indication of any problem. Took 3 days off after then started back slowly.... Who knows?

Actually, I think it may have been the beach running I did last week. Running on sand stretches the achilles excessively. I'm about to check out some advice at achillestendon.com

pm: walked 2 miles so totals for the day are...

1 mile running

3 miles walking

6.25 miles on the elliptical

Back to my elipticle spelling issues. I once read that William Clark (of Lewis and Clark fame) spelled the word "mosquito" 39 different ways in The Journals of Lewis and Clark. No Deep Woods Off I guess.

 

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