Rob Murphy

September 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

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: 37.05 Month: 127.16 Year: 127.16
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
173.100.000.000.00173.10
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

PM: 4 easy miles at Sugar House Park. Beautiful, cool weather. Actually had a low of 48 this morning.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.300.000.000.009.30

PM: Met up with a work colleague, Sandy White, at the Pipeline trailhead in Millcreek and did the 15k out and back while Ann went for a hike. Good run, good conversation. Sat by the creek after with Ann and enjoyed a cold Pibber.

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Thwarted!

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.250.000.000.008.25

AM: 8.25 miles including 10 trips up and down the football stadium steps here at Alta. Sweaty and stinky for class now but feeling good. Might sponge off in the sink.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.500.000.000.0010.50

AM: 6 early miles in the neighborhood.

PM: 4.5 miles along the Clark Fork in Missoula.

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13.000.000.000.0013.00

13 miles on mountainous trails.

PM: 2 mile walk. Long, solo tube down the Clark Fork.

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2.000.000.000.002.00

It's been a tale of alternating weeks lately. This one's a bad one.

Major wind storm yesterday and we've been without power since. 110 mph winds here in Salt Lake.  Fair amount of damage to the house and yard. Many of the very large trees in the neighborhood completely uprooted and we have neighbors much worse off than we are. Neither of our cars were crushed! Mom is in the ICU in Florida and I'm worried about her. Andy's fall baseball season just got cancelled for COVID reasons. 

Can't watch TV but I listened to NPR's All Things Considered on my phone this afternoon and I understand that the entire country is either burning down or blowing away amidst the ongoing pandemic. 

Managed a 2 mile jog before I lost interest and went for a walk instead listening to a book about the French Revolution.  Always besst to focus on calmer times durning times of stress. :-)

 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

AM: Easy 2 miles.

PM: Easy 2 miles.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.500.000.000.007.50

AM: Easy 4 miles.

PM: Easy 3.5 miles.

My hip really hurts.Just flared up in the middle of this low mileage week and it's really difficult to run. Arthritis?

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

AM: 4 easy miles.

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4.000.000.000.004.00

PM: 4 easy miles. Hip getting better.

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5.000.000.000.005.00

PM: 5 easy miles. Think I might be able to ratchet things back up tomorrow.

Dicey situation at school. 200 kids on quarantine yesterday and 10 with the virus. Apparently 15 is the magic number to partially shutdown school.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.250.000.000.007.25

PM: 7.25 miles - once again around the WVC industrial park. Lovely.

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8.250.000.000.008.25

AM: 1 mile around the block.

PM: 7.25 miles at Jeremy Ranch.

14 positive Covid cases at my school now. 1 away from the magic number of 15 for a partial school shutdown/hybrid schedule. Over 200 students on quarantine. We can't have nice things anymore.

On the plus side, I don't have Covid and am not quarantined. We have 2 teachers hospitalized with the virus.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.000.000.000.002.00

AM: 2 miles around the lower loop.

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4.500.000.000.004.50

PM: 4.5 miles at windstrorm-devastated Liberty Park.

Spent most of the day in Lehi at Andy's baseball games.

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10.500.000.000.0010.50

AM: 10.5 miles in Millcreek Canyon. Spent some time looking for a lost dog named Honey.

Virtual Parent-Teacher conferences the next 2 nights. Even though they are virtual, the district has decided to make us sit in our classroom for 4 hours each night to do them. I'm starting to feel better so if I had the time I could return to real running.

Andy is 15 today.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.500.000.000.007.50

PM: Managed a run after work today and I'm so grateful for that. 7.5 miles in the gully.

Received yet another less than 12 hour notice of a Covid school closing so we were given an ENITRE DAY today to prepare to move from all in-person to all online instruction.

Wrapped up zoom parent-teacher conferences last night, got home and was hit with the closing. Had a couple tense meetings at school with teachers venting their frustrations at people who aren't the problem. The people that are the problem won't face us.

I'm thinking of writing a book called "Teaching in a Deep Red State in the Time of Covid".

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

PM: 7 miles at Jeremy Ranch. Good run but too hot for Park City this time of year.

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AM: 10 miles in Millcreek Canyon. Felt my several weeks of decreased training.

This is very good.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.250.000.000.0010.25

AM: 10.25 miles in Millcreek Canyon.

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10.000.000.000.0010.00

AM: 10 hilly miles on the Round Valley trails in PC.

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4.000.000.000.004.00

PM: 4 miles in the neighborhood.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.300.000.000.009.30

AM: 9.3 miles on the Pipeline Trail. Very empty this morning.

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11.000.000.000.0011.00

PM: 11 miles on the Flying Dog. Difficult run. I needed a hat and didn't have one with the low angle, late afternoon sun.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
173.100.000.000.00173.10
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