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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12.750.000.000.0012.75
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Six miles on the elliptical in 45 minutes.

I'm not sure what constitutes mileage on an elliptical? I get it for a stationary bike or a treadmill, but I never see anyone ellipticalling over hill and dale in real life. I do know that the percieved effort is different. Running 6 miles in 45 minutes is easy, while 6 in 45 minutes on the elliptical feels like a threshold run.

Perhaps I'll swim a mile or two this afternoon. Perhaps not.

pm: Went to the gym planning to swim, but there were about 8 people sharing 3 lanes. Decided to do some more ellipticalling.

4 miles in 30 minutes.

I think tomorrow I'm going to post a fake running workout on the blog just to see what it feels like. Maybe 16 miles in 1:36.


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I think I'm about a week away from being able to run. I did a mile and a quarter on the treadmill at 7.5 mph with no pain. I'm resolving not to push it though.

Walked 5 miles from home and around Sugarhouse Park.

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am: 2 miles on the elliptical. Weights. Moved up to 175 lbs on the squat and deadlift. With all the lifting lately I've made substantial strength gains. But I'm aware of the hazard of bulking up and gaining weight. I don't seem to be gaining weight and I'm definitely stronger, so I'm curious to see how it impacts my running. If I ever run again!

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Ran 5.5 miles in Sugarhouse Park. Achilles hurt pretty bad but I ran thtough the pain.

I've decided to ice a lot and gulp piles of ibuprofin and just run until it ruptures or miraculously heals. I expect lots of comments praising me for my wisdom and maturity.

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Six miles in 42:50 around the wood chip trail at Liberty Park. Wanted to avoid hills. Pain in the achilles kicked in at around a half mile and sort of got worse and worse until about 3 miles. Then the pain either lessened or I got used to it I'm not sure which. Anyway, the last two miles were actually fairly enjoyable running at about 6:30 pace.

Didn't feel any loss of aerobic fitness after my month of almost no running so the cross training has paid off I think. Definitely a decline in neuromuscular fitness though as I don't feel nearly as smooth as I did before the injury. "Smooth" is a vague concept I realize, maybe running economy would be better?

Finished up with 2 miles on the elliptical in 15 minutes.

I think I might give the 10k at Deseret News a try next Saturday.

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