Rob Murphy Running Blog at FastRunningBlog.Com Thu, 21 Sep 2017 20:33:03 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Tue, Sep 19, 2017 <p>A good one tonight...6.5 miles on the trail in City Creek Canyon during Andy&#39;s baseball practice then lots of push-ups, ab stuff, and lunges at the park after.</p> <p>Andy turns 12 tomorrow and Abby turns 17 in a few weeks. Andy is still a little boy in lots of ways but that&#39;s not gonna last long. Doesn&#39;t it seem like when your kids are young that it&#39;s going to stay like that forever? Then poof, it&#39;s gone.&nbsp;</p> <p>Happy to be feeling good and running stronger the last couple weeks. I&#39;m learning to not take any run for granted.</p> Tue, 19 Sep 2017 06:00:00 Mon, Sep 18, 2017 <p>6.5 miles in the gully.</p> <p>I let my general negativity get the best of me for a little while this morning. Something that happens too much lately.</p> Mon, 18 Sep 2017 06:00:00 Sun, Sep 17, 2017 <p>9 miles at Jeremy Ranch. Sat by the creek on a camp chair after and read the new 40th anniversary edition of Outside magazine.</p> Sun, 17 Sep 2017 06:00:00 Sat, Sep 16, 2017 <p>AM: 5 miles easy around Sugar House Park. Then I went down to Provo to watch Kramer run at BYU. 19:30 for 4 miles and was BYU&#39;s #5 guy.</p> <p>PM: 5 more miles with Andy while he rode his bike.</p> Sat, 16 Sep 2017 06:00:00 Fri, Sep 15, 2017 <p>Long cross country meet day.</p> Fri, 15 Sep 2017 06:00:00 Thu, Sep 14, 2017 <p>Gully Long Run on the sly.</p> Thu, 14 Sep 2017 06:00:00 Wed, Sep 13, 2017 <p>7.5 treadmill miles. 7:30 pace.</p> Wed, 13 Sep 2017 06:00:00 Tue, Sep 12, 2017 <p>5 miles easy before the Avett Brothers movie&nbsp;</p> Tue, 12 Sep 2017 06:00:00 Sun, Sep 10, 2017 <p>10 miles at Round Valley in Park City</p> Sun, 10 Sep 2017 06:00:00 Sat, Sep 09, 2017 <p>5 miles on the trails at Soldier Hallow.</p> Sat, 09 Sep 2017 06:00:00 Fri, Sep 08, 2017 <p>7.25 miles in The Gully. Nice morning.</p> <p>Jason Isbell concert tonight at Red Butte Garden. Probably a late night then catching the xc bus at 6:30 am for a meet.</p> Fri, 08 Sep 2017 06:00:00 Thu, Sep 07, 2017 <p>6.25 miles on the treadmill at 7:20 pace. Short swim after.</p> Thu, 07 Sep 2017 06:00:00 Mon, Sep 04, 2017 <p>11 miles. 8 on the Jeremy Ranch Road and 3 on the rocky Pony Express Trail. One of my 9th grade sprouts, Shafer Morton, ran with me the whole way. 8:30 average.</p> <p>I&#39;ve been working through a lot of stuff lately that, collectively, doesn&#39;t amount to much compared to what some people in this world go through. I&#39;ve been trying to focus on what is essential with my family and work and reconnect with some basics. I took most of 2 weeks off of running to rest my knee and it&#39;s feeling great now. Will take tomorrow off after 24 miles in 3 days.</p> Mon, 04 Sep 2017 06:00:00 Sun, Sep 03, 2017 <p>8 miles from Mormon Flat on the JR road. Stopped to pet horses along the way.</p> Sun, 03 Sep 2017 06:00:00 Sat, Sep 02, 2017 <p>5 miles easy at Jeremy Ranch/Pony Express Trail. Andy rode his bike with me for 4 miles.</p> Sat, 02 Sep 2017 06:00:00 Wed, Aug 30, 2017 <p>Had the honor of hosting the Region 7 pre-region meet today. First time meet-directing in forever. Went well though. Lots of reminders on how I need to give myself a break and deal with my general pessimism.</p> <p>Ran a pain free 4 miles total.</p> Wed, 30 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Mon, Aug 28, 2017 <p>AM: 100 push-ups, 100 sit-ups</p> <p>Progress! Walking without much pain.</p> Mon, 28 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Sat, Aug 26, 2017 <p>2 mile walk. Push-ups, sit-ups, core.</p> Sat, 26 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Wed, Aug 23, 2017 <p>The return of right knee issues. Icing tonight.</p> <p>Started year 22 teaching today.</p> Wed, 23 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Tue, Aug 22, 2017 <p>PM: 8 miles plus 6 striders at Liberty Park. Sluggish at first but worked into this run and finished with a general feeling of bliss.</p> Tue, 22 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Mon, Aug 21, 2017 <p>Off day. Played some baseball and watched some eclipse. Made my classroom spiffy for students on Wednesday.</p> Mon, 21 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Sun, Aug 20, 2017 <p>Hard run today. 11.5 out and back on the Flying Dog. Great run up into the aspen groves with lits of shade. Had to contend with lots of mountain bikers on the way down. Then 4.5 miles on the Jeremy Ranch Road finishing at Morman Flats. Followed it up with a swim/soak in Little Emigration Creek.</p> Sun, 20 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Sat, Aug 19, 2017 <p>AM: 10 miles on the Pipeline Trail then some blueberry pancakes.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sat, 19 Aug 2017 06:00:00