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
28.750.000.000.0028.75
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.250.000.000.006.25

6.25 miles at 5:30 AM.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
Comments(3)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.250.000.000.006.25

6.25 miles at 5:30 AM.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
Comments(3)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

Easy four with some walking.

Don't think I can train and race hard consistently anymore. Haven't had a run without some pain (at least without 800 mg of Ib. ) since February. Not despondent, just need to re-think some things and reevaluate some goals.

Heading to Bandalier National Monument with my class tomorrow. Lots of hiking and meandering through Pueblo ruins. Ann took the kids there today and they feel pretty superior having been their before Dad's "field trip". 

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
5.250.000.000.005.25

3.25 miles in the early AM.

PM: 2 miles of trail running in Bandalier National Monument. Lots of climbing up and down ladders into Anasazi cliff dwellings and kivas. 

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
Comments(6)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

No running.

Class all day. Schmoozing at a fancy wine and cheese museum reception all night. 

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
2.000.000.000.002.00

Two mile walk/jog with Abby in the trails around our hotel early in the AM.

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
5.000.000.000.005.00

Five easy trail miles along the Piedras River in southern Colorado - bout 40 miles east of Durango. Staying ant a nifty cabin on national forest land. Have a twelve mile long dirt road in front of my cabin that runs up the Piedras River Valley. Great run planned for the morning before heading back to Salt Lake.

The kids and Ann went horseback riding while I ran. 

We were actually thinking of driving all the way back today but we stumbled on these cabins, probably built in the 20s or 30s, and had to stay. $72.00/night and it's the classic old knotty pine cabin with a full kitchen including 1950s era refrigerator. No TV, no cell phone reception, no wi-fi. We are a few miles down the road now at the Chimney Rock Taven which has free foosball, shuffleboard, and wi-fi.

www.chimneyrockrestaurantandtavern.com

May be a new favorite place. Almost perfect for running. 

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
28.750.000.000.0028.75
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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