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: 34.50 Month: 124.86 Year: 1189.21
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Rest day.

Very few of the thousand new people who have joined the blog recently are actually posting workouts #runnersworldreaders

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5.250.000.000.005.25

5.25 easy, flat miles around the neighborhood. 1.5 with Andy. Still pretty sore so this was a nice one of them active recovery type runs.

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6.5 miles in the afternoon heat which relly wasn't that bad. From home, 3 times around SHP, and back home.

I decided to make the Xterra national trail running championships at Snowbasin the focus of my running the next couple months. It's a half marathon on a tough, but not crazy tough, course.

Why?

1. I've never done it before and it sounds like fun.

2. It's on a Sunday! Unheard of here in Utah. You know how most people here can't race on Sunday for religious reasons? Well, I usually can't race on Saturdays for work related reasons, i.e. cross country meets.

I'm hoping all my traditional masters rivals will have their butts in the pews on Sunday leaving me to clean up the awards.

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10.25 miles on the Porter Rockwell Trail. Legs still not 100%. Probably not 70%.

Abby and I had breakfast with Adam Goucher this morning at the Best Western down in Sandy.

So after dropping my mom off at the airport early this morning, Abby and I went down to Sandy for practice only we were about 40 minutes early. Abby asked what we were going to do while we waited. I told her we were going to go to the Best Western Cotton Tree Inn and have breakfast. She refused claiming that "that would be stealing". I said "fine, you can sit in the car", which she did. Actually I was just planning on getting a cup of coffee and reading the newspaper and while I was in there I bumped into Adam Goucher eating breakfast. He's here with Tim Catalano (with whom he wrote Running the Edge) promoting a new venture at the OR show. So I invited myself to sit with them and had a great conversation. Abby came in a few minutes later and I got a good picture of her with Adam.

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12.750.000.000.0012.75

12.75 miles at Alta. 8:40 average.

Saw four moose and two deer and many rodents.

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AM: 2.25 mile neighborhood walk.

Sad to report that Andy's goldfish, Bubbles, died yesterday. Andy made him a nice coffin out of Leggos and we had a nice service for him in the backyard.

He was a good fish.

PM: 10.25 miles on the treadmill. Ran most of it over 9 mph and did one 5 mile stretch in 31 minutes.

***FISH UPDATE*** I got home from work and we have a new fish to replace Bubbles. Andy can't decide whether to name him Bubbles Jr. or Buddy.

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Race: Dash for Donation (3.11 Miles) 00:23:06
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I ran the Indermountain Donor Services Dash for Donation at Sugar House Park this morning with my daughter Abby.

It was a super morning. One of my super motivated 9th graders ran right around 19 minutes. It was great to hang out with Jake and Andrea who were a big part of organizing the race through Jake's work.

I ran the whole way with Abby who ran a 5k PR by about 2 minutes. I'm sure she'll put a race report up later.

I think that might be it for me today as far as running goes.

PM: Hot tub, swam a few laps, sauna, pool.

I registerd for a 6 mile trail race up at Alta tomorrow. 2,500 up, 2,500 down. Tops out above 11,000 feet. According to the website, it's "65% runnable".

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