Rob Murphy

Draper Days 5k

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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
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
33.750.003.110.0036.86
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5.250.000.000.005.25

Treadmill run. I was feeling pretty good and had to resist the urge to do more.

Dropping the boy off at Camp Tuttle up in Big Cottonwood Canyon for the week. He's excited but I'm going to miss him.

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14.500.000.000.0014.50

14.5 miles on the Jeremy Ranch Road. 8.15 average so keepin' it chill today :-). Didn't drop under 8 minute pace until mile 12. Things I thought about along the way...

1. Teaching stuff and how to do it better. 2. The need to re-instate a military draft in this country. 3. The Pony Express and how cool that was. 4. Why the Murphy kids aren't into reading books of any kind ever when both their parents have college degrees and read all the time. 5. The importance of hydration on long summer runs. 5. How Trump Jr. just issued his third statement clarifying his meetings with Russians and how if you have to issue 3 statements on the same subject you are either lying or have horrible communication skills. 6. How it's possible that, given the fact that the JRR run is an out-and-back, there always seems to be a headwind both ways. 7. Maybe taking a quick trip to Lake Tahoe for a few days at the end of July.

( the Jeremy Ranch Road is the old Pony Express route from 1859-1860)

 

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Zero. Sat in class all day at Davis High School.

Went up and talked to Corbin Talley for a while. He just accepted the head coaching job at Weber State. They won't regret it.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.250.000.000.006.25

6.25 miles at Liberty Park. 6 long striders.

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unplanned day off.

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4.250.000.000.004.25

Afternoon run around Sugar House Park. Andy came with me on his bike. Took a break at 3 miles so he could play in the creek. Went to Zupas after so we could eat and visit Abby at work.

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Race: Draper Days 5k (3.11 Miles) 00:18:20, Place overall: 22, Place in age division: 2
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.500.003.110.006.61

My summer racing season continued today with the Draper Days 5k. Since this race is always on the USATF circuit and has a long tradition, it usually brings out a lot of fast runners. I saw Brad Barton on the starting line but didn't know he'd turned 50. If I had known, I would have realized I was racing for 2nd place in my age group. Brad is the oldest person in history to break 4:20 for the mile having run a 4:17 at age 48. So, yeah...that's what it's like racing in Utah. He ran a 16:17 at 50 years old to take 4th overall. Another realm.

I'm happy with my time of 18:20. Splits were 5:58, 5:47, 6:06, .29. Not that thrilled with the mile 3 split but, in my defense, I was getting tired at that point and was feeling uncomfortable. Hard to run under those circumstances!

Age graded 15:46 if you believe in the theory that people slow down as they age.

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