Rob Murphy

Pocatello Half Marathon

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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: 17.00 Month: 180.57 Year: 2017.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
151.6527.200.000.00178.85
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

PM: 4 easy miles.

Word came down from the  district today that we teachers are now required to remove everything from our classroom walls that may express an opinion of any kind or not directly related to our curriculum. So down comes my Steve Prefontaine and Kipchoge posters and my banner from NXN in 2008. The pride sticker on one of my file cabinets as well.

The general understanding is that some parents and state board of education members are upset about teachers expressing overt support for LGBTQ students but they realize that banning statements of empathy or support for that group could be problematic so they're just going to ban expression by teachers not directly related to the curriculum of any kind.

I might not make it 30 years. I hear the Amazon warehouse is hiring.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.500.000.000.006.50

PM: 6.5 on the Pipeline Trail.

New revelation today: We teachers may now longer display personal items or family photos in our classtoom anywhere besides our desk. So down comes Abby's 2 preschool drawings of our family that I've had on the bulletin board next to my desk since 2004.

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Race: Pocatello Half Marathon (13.1 Miles) 01:28:30, Place overall: 6, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.0013.100.000.0015.10

Spur of the moment went up to Pocatello to run the half marathon there for the first time since 2012 (I think). Training has been inconsistent lately with no long runs and virtually no sub-8 minute miles so I wasn't expecting much other than I was willing to die rather than go over 1:30 :-)

The winning time was a pedestrian 1:25 which I'm 100% certain I can still do fairly easily with just a few weeks of real training. I'm thinking about registering for next year's race with the goal of winning unless Jeff Shadley comes out of retirement.

Splits: 6:40, 6:36, 6:41, 6:59, 6:51, 6:24, 6:48, 6:39, 7:05, 7:07, 6:40, 6:41, 6:40

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

AM: 4 easy miles. Sore!

Went to Ruth's for breakfast and there was a 30 minute wait at 8:15.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.250.000.000.006.25

AM: Up and down Grandeur Peak.

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Nothing. Too busy and had to vacuum the house.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

PM: 7 miles on the treadmill while Andy does a 2 hour road drive for drivers ed. I've always liked treadmill running but it seems like less so lately. Just like being out on the trails so much more than anything else these days. Don't always have the time for it though.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

AM: Easy 2 miles.

PM: 8 miles on the Pipeline Trail. Hot.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

AM: Easy 6 miles.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.500.000.000.0014.50

AM: I did the entire Jeremy Ranch Road this morning for the first time in ages. Ann came with and walked so I was able to stop for Gatorade twice. It was a beautiful day up there - cool, no smoke.

I got inspired and signed up for another half-marathon next weekend in Pinedale Wyoming. Hilly and 7200 feet so probably no PR.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

PM: I was planning to take the day off but got restless and went out for an easy 4 at 7 pm. The evenings are getting cooler. Going to try and do something substantial tomorrow.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

PM: 8 miles around Sugar House Park. Felt very sluggish.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

AM: Got up at 4 am to run 7 miles before work. Evenings are being crazy this week.

I'm sleepy now.

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Race: Pinedale Half Marathon (13.1 Miles) 01:42:00, Place overall: 6, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.0014.100.000.0016.10

 I ran off the poorly marked course and ran an extra .8 miles. Would have finished 3rd if not for that. By the time I got back to the course I was somewhere between 15th and 20th place. I was in a foul mood and mostly jogging but perked up when I started passing people.

The course was challenging. Hilly with lots of washboardy dirt roads.

Still won my age group and they had a great post-race BBQ with free beer. Enjoyed talking to some great people at the finish and they have a lot of pride in this small town race.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.000.000.000.002.00

PM: 2 miles upon returning from Wyoming.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.000.000.000.002.00

PM: 2 easy miles.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

AM: 2 easy miles. I'm living Thoreau's life of quiet desperation this week.

PM: 2 more miles.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.300.000.000.009.30

PM: 9.3 miles on the Pipeline Trail. Was starting to think I'd never squeeze another run in!

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.300.000.000.009.30

AM: 9.3 more miles in Millcreek. Real runs two days in a row has improved my outlook.

Plotted my next race which will hopefully be the Mount Jumbo Elk Ramble 15k (trail race) in Missoula in early November. That should conclude my races for 2021. Now if the Salt Lake Track Club will have the winter series races early next year, I'll be ecstatic.

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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. Might go for 4 strait tomorrow.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.000.000.000.0011.00

AM: 11 miles on the roads of Sugar House. 8:33 pace.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

PM: 4 easy miles around the neighborhood.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

AM: 5 miles around Alta. 10 stadiums.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.500.000.000.004.50

Zero miles so far today...hopefully I'll work up some energy this evening.

Teaching this year has been twice as exhausting as it used to be and I'm about twice as old as I was when I started. In the morning before work I'll be thinking about what I'm going to do after school, make all these grand plans, then I end up taking a nap.

We've spent the last two years sending the message to kids that school doesn't matter and we're seeing the repercussions of that now. Adults forget how long two years is in the life of a kid. Many are having a hard time remembering when school was taken seriously. In my district we have abandoned all attendance requirements and made it virtually impossible to fail a class so that virtually every standard has been lowered.

There may have been perfectly valid reasons to make some of these changes. Covid is real. I feel like many of the choices we have made in this country over the last two years were merely what we thought were the best of only bad options. But there are consequences that are going to be with us for a while.

PM: 4.5 night time miles.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

PM: 10 miles in Millcreek. Beautiful but too many mountain bikes.

This run wraps up my 56th trip around the sun.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
151.6527.200.000.00178.85
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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