Rob Murphy

Pinedale Half Marathon

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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: 15.00 Month: 77.25 Year: 609.97
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
122.3016.0017.110.00155.41
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PM: 4.5 mile walk, 1 mile swim.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.250.000.000.0012.25

12.25 miles on the treadmill. I did some pretty fast running up to 9 mph.

I had a dream last night where I was working at REI except this REI had a cafe like Barnes and Noble. I was walking past the cafe and a couple customers called me over and said "excuse me, but to you all put peanut butter in your espresso?" I told them that I didn't know because I didn't work in the cafe. Nonetheless, they asked me if they could try a sample of our espresso. I went to the back and got two small plastic cups and put a spoonfull of peanut butter in each one, nothing else, and brought it out to them. They each tried the sample and looked at each other and said " that's good, subtle hints of peanut butter" and said they'd take two.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.500.000.000.006.50

AM: 6.5 miles up and down Grandeur Peak.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.002.000.009.00

AM: Treadmill fartlek. 1 mile warmup, 65 minutes broken up into 5 minute segments of 4 minutes at 7 to7.5 mph and then 1 minute at 8.5 to 9 mph.

Chilly and rainy here today. Definitely fall-like. 

It snowed at Alta and Snowbird today.

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PM: Walked 7.5 miles.

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2.006.000.000.008.00

PM: 8 miles. 15 minute warm-up at old man pace then 45 minutes at 8.1 mph.

1 mile row

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PM: Walked 7.5 miles

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.250.000.000.008.25

PM: 7.25 miles on the eliptical, 1 mile row.

I spent about two hours at the Marine Corps recruiting office with Andy yesterday. I'm glad he asked me to go with him. He's not necessarily joining the Marine Corps - just being open to all possibilities - but I'm proud of him either way. Where did the last almost 18 years go? 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.250.002.000.009.25

AM: 9.25 miles on the treadmill. I was planning on going up to Millcreek to do the Pipeline Trail but I needed to get Andy down to Sandy to workout with the Marines so I hopped on the treadmill at 6:30.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.500.000.000.006.50

AM: 6.5 miles up and down Grandeur Peak in 2:10.

It's getting to be the best time of the year to be in the mountains in my opinion.

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Walked 8.5 miles. Lots of push-ups and sit-ups.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.258.000.000.009.25

PM: 1.25 mile warm-up jog on the treadmill and then 8 miles in 59:30. My heart rate is 137 running at 7:30 pace after 45 minutes.

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2.000.000.000.002.00

AM: 2 mile jog around the track.

So I was thinking about how the Millennial generation and Gen Z (and to be fair, mostly young women) are probably responsible for about 50% of the plastics floating in the ocean due to their consumption of expensive coffee drinks from Starbucks dispensed to them in single use plastic cups. This thought occured to me as I watched students enter Alta High this motning.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.002.000.000.005.00

PM: 4 mile pre-race shakeout run with a 1 mile walk-jog cool down. I did this on the roads. My first true road run in forever - pretty much just treadsmills and trails for me these days.

Splits were 8:34, 7:55, 7:27, 6:58

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AM: 1 mile jog

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Race: Pinedale Half Marathon (13.11 Miles) 01:34:51, Place overall: 3, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.000.0013.110.0015.11

AM: 3rd attempt at my new favorite race. The hardish run Thursday night was a mistake - my legs never felt good but I did manage 3rd place and only 40 seconds slower than last year. I was definitely feeling every hill and the 7500 feet though!

Now off to the beer and bar-b-q.

PM: Ann and I hiked 3.5 miles to the "Sacred Rim" in the Wind River Range.

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AM: Walked 4.5 miles

PM: Walked 4 miles

Drove home from Pinedale in between

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Walked 4.5 miles.

Prepping for a colonoscopy on Tuesday. Yay me.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.250.000.000.009.25

PM: Nice workout at the gym this afternoon following a frustratingly bad teacher professional development meeting that focused on everything that doesn't matter in education and ignored everything that does. 7.25 miles on the eliptical and a vigorous 2 mile row...

Happy with how this week went. The half marathon I ran last Saturday took a lot out of me but my recovery went well. Just focused on long walks and some light strength training. My 59th birthday is coming up in 9 days so I've been doing lots of push-ups so I can do 59 of them on that day.

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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. Probably about 34 degrees at the start but warmed up nice, beautiful fall colors up in the canyon.

PM: Walked 7 miles!

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.500.000.000.006.50

AM: 6.5 miles on Grandeur Peak. Perfect weekend - Pipeline on Saturday, Grandeur on Sunday.

Parent-teacher conferences the next couple days so 13 hour days at work.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.250.000.000.009.25

PM: 7.25 miles on the eliptical, 2 mile row.

Ann and I went to see Son Volt a band that, amazingly, I had never seen live until last night after almost 30 years of fandom.

Lots of inactivity this week due to parent-teacher conferences.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.500.000.000.006.50

PM: 6.5 miles in The Gully.

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9.500.000.000.009.50

AM: Walked to gym and back. 7.5 on the eliptical, hard 1 mile row.

PM: I went to my first cross country meet in 5 years today and saw the Alta boys win the region championship. I almost forgot how much fun mankinds greatest sport is.

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AM: 10 miles on the Pipeline Trail. It was beautiful but I am feeling a bit achy.

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122.3016.0017.110.00155.41
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