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: 10.00 Month: 10.00 Year: 1450.33
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
43.250.000.003.0046.25
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.000.000.000.009.00

I was up early this morning for a sight seeing run around the city. From my hotel (3bbrooklyn.com) I ran down to the East River and then along the waterfront to the Brooklyn Bridge. Crossed the bridge into Manhattan and then basically wandered around. Went to Ground Zero, which I haven't seen since 9/11. I think 6:30 on a Sunday morning may be the best time. Probably the best time for this run as there was no traffic and I was able to run easily through the streets.

Can't wait to get home to Utah and see Ann and the kids. They adopted a dog while I've been here in New York, so we have an addition to the family that I haven't met yet. He's a year old lab named "Summit". Not a fan of the name at all and will do my best to get it changed.

I'll be heading the the airport several hours before my flight to try to deal with my lack of ID with the TSA. Should be fun. 

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

Seven miles in the gully with my girls cross country team. Two of my girls, who are new to the team, were able to run with me the whole way. I have a 9th grader who could possibly win the 5A state championship and a Senior who left the soccer team to run for the first time who won't be far behind. Should be a fun year.

Went to the gym after and lifted.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.003.007.00

3 X 1 mile in 5:21, 5:18, 5:15. Five minute jog interval.

Four miles of warming up and cooling down.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.000.000.000.0011.00

Eleven miles of fairly hard trails up at Alta. Still quite a bit of snow.

Interesting bit of info I picked up at my class last week. We humans are among the most inefficient animals when it comes to utilyzing oxygen. For example, a fly has a VO2 Max of close to a million!

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Aside from cross country practice, I spent the day glued to my computer working on this beast of a project for my class last week. No running. Probably as good a day as any for a rest day before the marathon on Monday.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.250.000.000.008.25

8.25 mile trail run in the Gully with Tyler Ross, one of my top cross country guys. Went to the gym and lifted - about 50% of my normal volume.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

Ann drove Bret and I up to the D News starting line and we ran the first four miles. Generally easy and taking some walking breaks.

Then breakfast at Ruth's on the way down.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
43.250.000.003.0046.25
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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