Rob Murphy

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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: 15.00 Month: 159.35 Year: 1816.93
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63.000.000.000.0063.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.500.000.000.0014.50

I met Jake, Andrea, and Fritz at Jeremy Ranch and 7 am. Ran 14.5 miles in about 1:50. Pretty easy run and lots of yakking. Pace wasn't hard but my legs felt less than zippy.

Saw 2:12 marathoner Patrick Smyth out on the road as well as lots of cows and baby cows.

Heading up to Snowbird now for some alpine sliding, zip lining, and ropes coursing.

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Major sweat-fest on the stair master for 330 floors which the machine said was worth seven miles. So I'll go with that.

So I listened to President Obama talk about extending the Bush tax cuts for the virtuous middle class and tightening the screws on those making over $250k. It completely unreasonable how much this country asks of its' citizens - especially compared to previous generations.

In case you all are wondering, I make less than $250k so I'm in the favored group who doesn't need to do any more to help our country. 


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Ten miles around Sugarhouse in 1:15. 

96 degrees! 

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10.250.000.000.0010.25

10.25 miles with my team up at Alta Ski Area.

Today was a very mediocre day for me. I was in this general funk all day and couldn't snap out of it. Not sure why. The run helped a little bit and now I'm having a steak burrito from Barbacoa which is helping a little more.

Stopped on the way up to Alta at 7 Eleven for a free slurpee for Abby and Andy. Something I wouldn't even have known about were it not for Andrea's blog. So I told them to thank Andrea for it next time they see her.

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AM: Three easy miles of walking around Sugarhouse Park at XC practice. Had a really good group of kids today. I feel lucky to be their coach.

PM: Went to the gym for a workout on the stair master.

1. Easy warm-up - 25 floors

2. Stretching

3. 459 floors in 60 minutes. Kept the machine between level 9 and 11 most of the time but jacked it up to 14 for a few minutes at the end.

Machine said that was 10 miles total. Pretty fair job channeling my inner Fritz. Although I think Fritz does close  to 600 floors in an hour. It was hard though.

I'm heading to Santa Fe tomorrow morning for a week studying the history of the Indian tribes of the Southwest. Will give me three hours of graduate credit from Adams State College in Colorado. Pretty packed schedule everyday so the running might be hit or miss. 

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Easy but achy/creaky/old man run around Sugarhouse before hitting the road this morning.

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Fun day of travel and I got to see a new chunk of America.

Got out of the hotel pretty early this morning for the Murphy family - out before 8 AM. Went to the Four Corners and took the obligatory pictures of ourselves in four states. Abby and Andy have been saving money for this trip and they each have (had) about $30.00 so Abby got a Navajo necklace and bracelet and Andy got an arrow which he says he can use to kill a buffalo if we get stranded somewhere. Then we wandered through New Mexico visiting Anasazi ruins and eating a lot of junk food. Made it into our hotel this afternoon for some swimming and an easy four miles on the treadmill.

Lots of push-ups and sit-ups.

I don't have to check in for my class until tomorrow afternoon so I think we're heading up to Taos tomorrow so I can visit Kit Carson's grave and other history geek stuff. 

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