Rob Murphy

Manatee River Run

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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: 21.25 Month: 21.25 Year: 1306.17
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41.250.005.001.5047.75
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.250.000.000.0010.25

Pretty much the same as yesterday. 10.25 miles around Sugar House. 

We're heading to Dunedin, Florida tonight on an overnight flight. Going to see some old friends and spend Christmas with my mom and my sister and her family. Lots of shirtless runs on the beach (some winter Vitamin D!) since it looks like mid 70s most of the time we're there.

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5.000.000.000.005.00

Easy five around Dunedin. Warm, 100% humidity. Ick.

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8.000.000.001.509.50

Ambled from moms house over to the Hammock Park in Dunedin. Ran the trails in the park for a while before heading over to my alma mater, Dunedin High School, the most thouroughly fenced high school in America, hopped the fence to the track and did 6 X 400 on the, no kidding, asphalt, track.

84, 84, 86, 83, 81, 81.

That seemed really hard so I'll have to call that a VO2 max workout.

Then I ran back to moms and soaked in the pool with the Canadians. 80 degrees, sunny, 70% humidity.

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Five mile walk. Felt tired and achy today so I decided to rest up for my Christmas run. I have to, I mean get to, go to two Christmas Eve church services tonight to accomodate different family members.

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13.000.000.000.0013.00

Got out dark and early for my Christmas run. Ran west on 580 to the Pinellas County Trail and then north to the Dunedin Causway out to Honeymoon Island. Windy and about 55 degrees so of course, this being Florida, I saw lots of people running in tights and jackets! Turned around at 6 miles and headed back, cut across the back nine of the Dunedin Country Club to Fairway Estates and my sisters house. Stopped for a little water at mile 10 at her house and then ran the 3 miles back to moms house.

This was my 35th consecutive Christmas run. It started in 9th grade when I would get new running gear for Christmas - maybe a matching Sub-4 shorts and singlet and a new pair of Nike Tailwinds - and I'd be eager to try it out. 

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2.000.000.000.002.00

Easy 2 plus some striders.

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Race: Manatee River Run (5 Miles) 00:30:41, Place overall: 7, Place in age division: 1
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You're looking at the RRCA Florida State Grand Masters 5 mile champion!!!!!!!!

Seriously, a pretty good race today. Left moms house around 6 am for the hour plus drive down to Manatee County for the Manatee River Run 5 Miler. It's half road, half windy trail through a bunch of swamps. Was already up to 72 degrees and super humid at the race time. Super humid for this Utahan anyway.

Came through the first mile in 6:00 in about 10th or 11th place. Caught two high school kids the second mile to move up to 8th and one more just before mile four. I finished seventh overall, one place behind the masters winner, a 47 year old dude from Switzerland. Thought I might catch him but his daily sprints up and down the Matterhorn just made him too tough. Still, they had this nifty "Grand Masters" category which is apparently me! So I got a nice medal.

The trails were slow, but fun. I was actually missing them when I was on the road portions of the course.

Splits were 6:00, 6:16, 6:06, 6:09, 6:07.  I'm ok with that. Haven't raced since August. I felt fairly strong the whole distance and it was just good to get out there and mix it up some.

I was a little bummed to see that I ran 29:28 here in 2009 a few weeks before I joined the FRB. I suppose I'm getting slower.

Andy ran the kids race and did awesome finishing 2nd overall and getting a medal too.
 

Stopped at Steak and Shake on the way home. Don't have them in Utah. Double Steakburger w/cheese, fries, strawberry shake.

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