Rob Murphy

Hobbler 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: 12.50 Month: 134.25 Year: 1970.68
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
35.500.0013.101.0049.60
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Three hours of lawn mowing and yard work.

Four mile walk.

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AM: Two miles on the treadmill followed by weights. Probably the hardest I've lifted in two or three months.

Enjoyed breakfast at our local LDS Ward after and now we are off to the neighborhood 4th of July parade. Living in Utah is a little bit like living in Mayberry. But I love it.

PM: Eight mile loop up to Foothill Blvd. in 58 minutes.

I'm feeling like a slacker today being the only person on this blog who didn't race today. But I raced the last three weeks and I'm racing next week and just felt like I needed a week off.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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Hard trail run in the gully which was made even harder by the fact that I lifted too much yesterday and was really paying the price today. Ran at noon in the heat to try to get more acclimated.

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Nine very hilly miles at Alta/Snowbird. I classified these as easy miles based on the 8 minute pace I averaged, but the hills and altitude made it seem much harder.

Soaked my legs in Little Cottonwood Creek after. Brrrrrr.....

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Complete day off.

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Five miles in 37 minures. Included 4 X 1/4 mile in 1:15 just to shake things up a bit.

Driving Abby home from swim practice tonight I saw a bumper sticker on the back of an extreme sport, rock climbing, snowboarding dude's car...

"Be Ye Not Half-Assed"

I got to get me one of those. Good advice in all realms of life.

 

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Race: Hobbler Half Marathon (13.1 Miles) 01:16:06, Place overall: 7, Place in age division: 2
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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Grrrrr.....

This course, for me at least, was not as fast as I expected. Yes, there was quite a net downhill but there were plenty of uphills at altitude mixed in. Definitely a course you have to muscle through more than a rhythm course.So here's the story...

Mile 1 - 5:17

Mile 2 - 5:38

Mile 3 - 5:39

Mile 4 - 5:46

Mile 5 - 5:36

Mile 6 - 5:47

Mile 7 - 5:45

Mile 8 - 5:47

Mile 9 - 5:46

Mile 10 - 5:39

Mile 11 - 5:58 (trouble on the horizon)

Mile 12 - 5:53 ( A for effort, keeping it together sort of)

Mile 13 (prepare to laugh) - 6:40 (total crash and burn)

What to say about this last mile? It was hot. I was tired. No one ahead of me I could hope to catch. No one behind me who was going to catch me. So I gave in to the pain and let a wave of wimpiness roll over me.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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