Rob Murphy

Deseret News 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: 15.55 Month: 85.65 Year: 1592.09
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.7519.000.000.0029.75
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.000.000.000.001.00

AM: Walked four miles. Two with Abby. Gave myself credit for one mile.

PM: Short swim at the gym and some hot tubbing. My kind of workout. 

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Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.502.000.000.005.50

4.5 miles on the treadmill. 2 at 6:15 pace. One mile in the gully.

Short swim and soak afterwards. This could become a routine! 

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Comments(3)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.250.000.000.002.25

I would like to recommend a kindle e-book on Amazon called The 27th Mile. All proceeds go to victims of the Boston Marathon bombing. Only $4.99.

2 miles and some striders. More walking than I would have liked around the park at cross country practice. 

My Deseret News Times...

2002 - 38:39

2003 - 38:55

2004 - 37:57

2005 - 34:43

2006 - 35:37

2007 - 35:54

2008 - 35:40

2009 - 2:52:26

2010 - 34:46

2011 - 2:50:12

2012 - 33:27 (Believe it!) 

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Comments(6)
Race: Deseret News Marathon (17 Miles) 01:49:00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.0017.000.000.0018.00

Today I ran the Deseret News Marathon and dropped out at mile 17. I was in 6th place coming out of the canyon but my right knee was hurting pretty bad and I didn't want to run 9 miles on it. I was at 1:49 when I quit at 17 miles.

My first ever DNF. I'm bummed about that but I'm happy I will be able to run and race again soon. 

Almost everybody on the blog ran great races today. My buddy Bret jetted in from Atlanta last night at 10 pm, slept a couple hours and then ran a PR for the half marathon.

I won't be running marathons anymore. I don't like them and I generally don't do well in them. I enjoy racing 5ks, 10ks, 15ks, half-marathons, and I also enjoy 50 mile trail runs. But I don't like marathons. I know much of my problem is mental. I was running well for a long time today (just under 1:22 for the half) but I was struggling to have a single positive thought. Maybe I could struggle to overcome this, but why when there are so many races I do enjoy running? 

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Comments(22)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.000.000.000.001.00

Four miles walking around Sugarhouse/HH track during practice.

I'm very sore today. 

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Comments(7)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Another zero.

Question for you parents. Would you rather your high school age kid be "well rounded" and competent at a lot of different interests and activities or would you rather they develop an obsession with one thing that they pursue to the point of true excellence?

I'm just pondering the difference between the runners that I coach. 

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Comments(9)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.000.000.000.002.00

AM: Three mile walk with a few minutes of jogging.

PM: Three more miles of walk-jogging.

Might do an easy treadmill run tomorrow. 

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Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.7519.000.000.0029.75
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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