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. 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: 15.25 Month: 56.00 Year: 819.85
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
27.750.000.000.0027.75
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.250.000.000.005.25

This morning I ran 5.25 in 45:58 (8:46 pace!). The good news is that I was able to run, which is important for my mental health as much as anything. But the lingering soreness from Monday's run is amazing. It's so deep down in my thighs that I swear my femurs are bruised or something.

The thought occurred to me while I was running that perhaps since the distance I ran was twice the distance of a marathon, that complete recovery might take twice as long. Seems to make sense. Oh well, no need to rush anything as I don't have any races on my schedule now until late January. I just need to recover and the focus on piling up the mileage over the winter.

This afternoon, Abby and I went up to Mill Creek Canyon and hiked 3 miles up the Desolation Trail. Really nice time with her.

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Quote I read today...

The plain fact remains, that men the world over possess amounts of resources that only exceptional  individuals push to their extreme use. We have a habit of inferiority to our full self. Compared to what we ought to be we are only half awake. 

- William James

Today's Workout: Easy mile warm-up on the elliptical, shortened, but still pretty intense weight workout at the gym. 

pm: Walked 3 miles while Abby was swimming.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.500.000.000.006.50

Gully Long Run easy today - about 8:20 pace. Still no "pop" in the legs, but otherwise feeling good. Out great run of fall weather continues, so it's just great being out there.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

Today is the Utah State cross country meet. The races will run from shortly before noon until about 5 pm at Sugarhouse Park in Salt Lake if anyone can make it out.

3 easy miles after the state meet. State meet too painful to write about at the moment.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.500.000.000.006.50

Good news. Today was the first day that I felt even close to normal since the Grand Canyon. I did 6.5 on the treadmill in 48 minutes. Not lightening fast or anything, but did get up to 8.8 mph for a while and felt pretty good. Just wanted to see if my legs would still turn over at faster than 8:30 pace!

One mile on the elip. after.

I've been re-reading the journal of John Wesley Powell since the run through the canyon. Powell was a one armed Civil War veteran who was the first down the Colorado through the canyon in the late 1860s. It's way more interesting now that I can picture most of what he describes.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.500.000.000.006.50

Gully Long Run in just under 52 minutes. This is my favorite run that I do all the time. Snow is in the forecast for next week which means it's just a matter of time before the trails are covered with snow and I won't be able to run it until spring.

I felt good. Close to normal. Heading to pick Abby up from swim practice now and then the The Pie near the University of Utah for pizza.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
27.750.000.000.0027.75
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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