Rob Murphy

Deseret News Halfer

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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
43.500.0013.100.0056.60
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.250.000.000.006.25

AM run on the roads around the neighborhood. 6.25 plus some striders.

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Race: Deseret News Halfer (13.1 Miles) 01:19:41, Place overall: 16, Place in age division: 2
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.500.0013.100.0015.60

My first time running the half at this venerable Utah classic. This was only my second road half marathon in the last 3 years so I didn't know what to expect. I certainly am out of practice with down-canyon runs and my quads paid the price. Back in the day, I would have Ann drive me up a canyon on a regular basis and I'd run home. I don't ever do that anymore. 

My good friend Bret Jardine flew in from Atlanta last night to run the half so we met at the insane 4:15 am time for the bus ride up the canyon. It's part of the Desnews charm I guess. My plan was to run the first mile under 6 minutes and if that felt reasonable, keep doing it. If not, I'd back it down. The pace felt very comfortable from an aerobic standpoint but I could tell by mile 4 that my quads would be hating life the last couple miles. It went like this...

5:55, 5:48, 5:59, 5:59, 6:01, 5:54, 5:52, 6:07 (stopped to drink), 6:00, 6:20, 6:18, 6:17, 6:37, 0:35. My quads were hating life the last couple miles :-)

I proble could have run a little faster if I was a little less conservative and had a little more pain tolerance. I was the second overall master which is a big boost these days.

Shout out to former Alta HS runner Jon Kotter, winner of the marathon in 2:22.

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Post-marathon level quad soreness so no running today. Hope it will subside enough for an Alta run tomorrow morning. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

Super easy 3 miles.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.500.000.000.008.50

3 miles on my own thaen I joined my team for 5.5 more at Sugar House Park. Sat and watched while they did sprints on the big hill. Quads still sore from Monday.

Thought: It's stupid to label any 2 or 4 year time period "the best time of your life". Particularly if that time period falls in your late teens and early 20s. Embrace every phase of life for the challenges it offers, the fun you can have, and what it can teach you.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

8 miles up Church Fork/Mt. Aire Trail early in the morning. Wanted to go a bit more but was running up against a time crunch. Life is like that.

PM: Went to the gym. Lifted weights. Swam 20 laps alternating strokes.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
15.250.000.000.0015.25

7 am at Jeremy Ranch. 15.25 miles. Averaged 8:10.

PM: Bike ride with Andy. Stopped for ice cream halfway. I got this 20 plus year old Specialized mountain bike really cheap that I just had fixed up. My butt hurts.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
43.500.0013.100.0056.60
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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