Rob Murphy

January 2021

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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

Russian champion tries Crocs, commits to racing a marathon in them

Nikolay Chavkin in the video below did 3x1000, first two in Adidas carbon-fiber models, the last one in Crocs. Surprised by the result (2:52, 2:52, 2:50) with the fastest interval done in Crocs, he committed to racing a marathon in Crocs if the video gets 42K likes and 195 comments (for 42 km 195 m, the marathon distance). Nikolay's current marathon PR is 2:14:00. The video was created by a Russian sporting goods store chain. Their moto is "more sports - brighter life", which we think is wonderful, and also deserves a Like. If you want to see a fast marathon in Crocs, go to the video and click the Like button. And make sure to share it with your friends.

Miles:This week: 36.85 Month: 36.85 Year: 1477.18
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
194.2510.006.506.50217.25
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

AM: 10 miles on the Pipeline Trail. Very runnable. Mostly packed snow with some dirt stretches. It was glorious!

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.500.000.000.008.50

AM: 14.5 miles on the stationary bike after a 1 mile warm-up. Weights/strength training.

PM: walked 2 miles/jogged 2 miles listening to An Army at Dawn.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

AM: 10 miles on the Pipeline trail. Little snow in January - don't think that's ever been the case before.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.250.000.002.008.25

PM: Treadmill workout for 8.25. Alternating 3/4 mile easy, 1/4 mile hard.

So the POTUS has been floating this theory that the VP has the unilateral power to void election results in individual states. That's a crazy amount of power to vest in one individual and I'm not sure it was intended by the Founders.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

PM: 6 miles at Liberty Park. Feeling a little stressed at the attempted coup in Washington. Today, mobs of Trump supporters stormed the U.S. capitol in pursuit of some goal that is impossible to understand if you love the United States. Usually a run helps but today it didn't.

I've been teaching American history for 25 years and I served in the Army for 14 years. I've always believed in this country and tried to teach its history as a story of progress. Sometimes that progress comes excruciatingly slow but it comes. I'm not so sure about that anymore.

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I don't keep a conventional diary or journal. The reason I sometimes post my thoughts and feelings about big events is because I like to go back a few years later and remind myself what I was doing and thinking at a critical time. So it's entirely personal. I'm not trying to win any political argument or incite anger. 

Unplanned day off:Andy had a wrestling tournament down in Utah County so I decided to ride the bus with the team right after school ended. Didn't get back until 10 PM. Went home and went to bed.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

PM: 6 miles easy.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.500.000.002.009.50

PM: Treadmill workout. 3/4 miles at 8:00-8:30 pace followed by 1/4 mile at 5:50 to 6:00 pace. Trying to get used to faster turnover and I think the treadmill is a good tool for that. May work on going up to 1/2 mile at 6 minute pace in a week or two.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.500.000.000.006.50

PM: 6.5 miles at Jeremy Ranch.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.500.000.000.009.50

AM: 9.5 miles on the Pipeline. Icy in places, had to take short steps.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.258.000.000.0010.25

PM: 2.25 mile warm-up, stretching, 8 miles in 58 minutes on the treadmill.

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6.500.000.000.006.50

PM: Didn't get out the door until 7 pm with another wrestling match. Just 6.5 at 8 minute pace circling the neighborhood.

A former student and cross country runner of mine took his life this week. His name was Clayton Anderson and he was only 22 years old. I have his younger brother in class right now. Clayton was a wonderful young man, a joy to have in class, and his loss is really weighing on me. This is the third student or former student that has died this way since August. If you google Clayton Ford Anderson you can read about him on the Larkin mortuary website. He was a very interesting young man.

These things are sapping my energy. Those of you that are teachers know that teaching is like performing in a way and you have to bring a considerable amount of energy to it to do it well. Maybe more caffeine? 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.250.000.002.008.25

PM: 8.25 miles on the treadmill including 4 X 1/2 mile in 3 minutes. A small victory!

Off to get my first COVID vaccine now.

I'm now 1 hour post-vaccine. Zero side effects so far.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

PM: 5 easy miles. Vaccine arm hurts and feeling slightly rundown today.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.500.000.000.0011.50

AM: 11.5 miles on the Pipeline Trail.

Shoulder where I got vaccinated is really sore! Hard to sleep last night because of it.

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14.000.000.000.0014.00

AM: 14 miles up and down the Pipeline Trail. Sad that I can run on snow-free trails in the Wasatch and this had to lead to a bad water situation this summer but I am enjoying the runs.

Looking forward to the Bucs vs. Saints this afternoon and the clash of geriatric, but high performing quarterbacks.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

PM: Easy 4 miles.

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PM: 2 mile warm-up spin. 15 miles on the stationary bike in 45 minutes. Pretty hard.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.750.003.000.508.25

PM: Pretty hard treadmill run. Was a bit of a struggle.

I was in Washington 4 years ago today standing on the Capitol lawn watching Trump's inauguration. Would have rather been there today if only to hear Lady Gaga in person. I thought that was just about the best performance of the national anthem ever.

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4.000.000.000.004.00

PM: Easy 4 miles after school and before wrestling match.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.252.000.000.009.25

PM: 9.25 miles on the treadmill.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

AM: 8 miles at Liberty Park. Finally, a little bit of winter.

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13.000.000.000.0013.00

AM: 13 miles on icy, snowy roads.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

PM: 4 miles of jogging.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.750.003.500.009.25

PM: 9.25 treadmill miles. Some of it fairly hard.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.250.000.000.007.25

PM: 7.25 miles on the treadmill. Having one of my occasional hip flare-ups which makes me wonder if I will have to have a hip replacement someday.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.000.000.000.002.00

PM: 2 miles. Cut run short due to hip pain.
 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.250.000.000.007.25

AM: Easy 4 miles.

PM: Easy 3.25 miles

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

AM: Easy 5 miles

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194.2510.006.506.50217.25
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