Rob Murphy

August 2020

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Location:

Salt Lake City,

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 with running, explore more trails, stay healthy.

Long-Term Running Goals:

Keep running and racing consistently for as long as I can. Find what is sustainable for me over the long run.

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

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Miles:This week: 9.50 Month: 165.90 Year: 888.69
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190.950.002.257.10200.30
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.250.000.000.008.25

AM: 8.25 miles at Jeremy Ranch. Still recovering from Thursday which was my first 20 mile run in 2.5 years.

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AM: 8 miles around Liberty Park.

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9.300.000.000.009.30

AM; 9.3 miles, Pipeline Trail. 

Going to spend the rest of the day trying to figure out the best of only bad options as far as my kids going to school this year.

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No running.

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AM: 1.5 mile warm-up, 8.5 miles in 59 minutes, easy cool down.

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AM: 9.3 Pipeline Trail. Warm at 7 am and legs felt deadish.

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5.000.000.000.005.00

AM: 5 easy miles around the neighborhood. Met Ann for breakfast at the Blue Plate on her way home from work.

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AM: 20 miles all on the roads of Salt Lake City. 7:56 pace.

Stopped once for a few slugs of Gatorade at mile 15.

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AM: Early morning climb of Grandeur Peak.

Back to work tomorrow. The school district pushed back the start of school on week so we teachers have two full weeks of prep time before students arrive. It will be good to get back. Hoping it lasts and doesn't lead to a massive outbreak!

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Rest day. School stuff all day.

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AM: 9.3 miles on the Pipeline. Ran into a former student/runner of mine who graduated from Alta in 2007 and her dog. Spent a few minutes chatting on the trail. She and her husband expecting their first child in January. Still running 40-50 miles/week. Love those experiences.

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6.500.000.000.006.50

AM: 6.5 miles around Sugar House Park before work. More "teaching in the time of COVID meetings/classes today.

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Basically an unplanned day off. Work and family obligations you know.

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So I decided to run a 5k time trial this morning reasoning that with the day off yesterday my legs might have a little extra pop. Called up Kramer Morton last night and recruited him to pace me.

It was a failure. Reinforced some basic principles in my mind like an occasional track workout of 400s or 800s is a good thing if you want to run a fast 5k. Leisurely trail runs looking at flowers and birds are good for the soul but not fast track times.

Came through the mile in 5:58 and 1.5 miles in 8:54 then quit.

Will try to commit to twice weekly workouts and re-visit this in early October.

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AM: 9 miles in the gully. Had to take Andy to his baseball game so I didn't get started until 9 am. Too hot already!

Just finished Caste: The Origin of our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson. Revealing and eye-opening especialy if you happen to be white or part of a dominant political and social group.

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AM: 7 miles at Liberty Park. 6 striders.

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AM: 4 miles around Sugar House.

PM: 2 miles in the scorching heat.

Abby heading back to Montana this morning. Fingers crossed.

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AM Workout:

Warmup - 1.25 mile jog. Stretching. 1 mile of striders so 8 striders.

Workout - 6 X 800 with 200 walk/jog interval followed by a hard 200 after a 1 minute rest after the last 800.

2:58, 2:57, 2:56, 2:55, 2:54, 2:48 then 33.6 for the 200.

Cool down - 1.25 mile jog.

Happy with that.

 

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AM: 9.3 Pipeline miles before heading in to work.

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AM: 8 miles in the gully. Ran into Jake and did a couple miles with him.

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AM: 2 mile walk

PM: 7.5 miles at Jeremy Ranch. Hot and smoky.

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4.750.000.002.507.25

AM: Workout

1. 2.5 mile warmup including 4 striders

2. 10 X 400 on the track. Averaged 82.8 seconds with the fastest being number 10 in 76 seconds

3. 1.25 mile cool down.

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AM: Grandeur Peak run.

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First day of Covid Era in-person school. Exhausting!

No running.

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PM: 6 miles at 8 pm around Liberty Park. Still 91 degrees. It's been a struggle to find time this week.

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So I'm taking an unintended day off. Too busy and too hot. It's 9 pm now and I'M DONE FOR THE DAY, so I could run but I'd rather just have a beer and do some reading.

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4.500.000.000.004.50

PM: 4.5 miles around Liberty Park. 100 push-ups/sit-ups.

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AM: 5.5 miles around the track at West Jordan High School before Andy's baseball game.

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AM: 7.5 miles at Liberty Park. Feeling a little better.

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PM: 9.5 miles on the Pipeline Trail.

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