Rob Murphy

Jupiter Peak Steeplechase

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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: 28.25 Month: 28.25 Year: 1313.17
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
66.000.000.000.0066.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.000.000.000.0014.00

Finally!!!!

A decent run on this trip. In fact, probably a bucket list type run. 14 miles in Crater Lake National Park - most of it following the Rim Trail around the lake and about 3 miles with Abby. The last two miles was down the Cleetwood Cove Trail to the lake where Abby and I jumped from a 20 foot rock into the lake. That was fun.

Look at Abby's new picture to see what that was like. 

Hot tubbing now at our hotel in the thriving metropolis of Burns, Oregon. Back home tomorrow.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Six easy miles around the neighborhood after a LONG day in the car.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.500.000.000.0014.50

14.5 hard mid-day trail miles in Park City. 8:45 average.

Abby said I needed to change my profile picture and that she had an "awesome" one. By awesome she meant a sideways picture that is too smal with me in the shadows.

 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.250.000.000.006.25

AM: Easy 6.25 miles on the Porter Rockwell Trail.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.250.000.000.008.25

Typical Thursday Alta run except I held way back what with a race on Saturday. Ran the last three miles down the mountain with Abby at about 8:50 pace so hopefully my legs will appreciate that on Saturday.

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AM: Couple miles walk-jogging around the neighborhood with Andy. Saw Jon Kotter running at a fast clip up Stratford Ave. only 1 week after his Des News win.

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Race: Jupiter Peak Steeplechase (15 Miles) 02:18:24, Place overall: 30, Place in age division: 2
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
16.000.000.000.0016.00

I ran about 30 seconds slower than last year bur ran WAY more relaxed and conservatively. Didn't wipe out at all on the downhills. Finished second to Taha in the 50-54.

I had fun today and still felt fresh at the finish.

Splits - 10:40, 10:04, 9:41, 9:30, 11:14, 10:50, 17:26, 11:08, 7:24, 7:14, 6:44, 6:44, 6:58, 6:51, 6:07

The 17:26 split included a mountain called Jupiter Peak. It's rocky, steep, and not really possible to run. You just mostly crawl on all fours. A couple times I almost fell back down the mountain.

I enjoyed driving up with Tayte Pollmann who ended up winning the whole thing in 1:50. Tayte is 18 and just graduated from Brighton High School and I've got to know him this year because he trains with my Alta team sometimes. He's going to The University of Portland in the fall. I think it's pretty unique for a high school kid to win a race like this. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
66.000.000.000.0066.00
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