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: 10.00 Month: 10.00 Year: 1450.33
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
48.250.001.002.0051.25
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.000.000.000.001.00

AM: Three mile walk around the neighborhood with Ann.

One mile testing shoes for Jake.

Abby and I went to see 42 today, the Jackie Robinson movie, at the dollar movies. She was really into it. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

Eight gully miles in 1:02.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Six easy miles plus some striders.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
16.000.000.000.0016.00

Sixteen mountainous miles up at Alta.

Marathon training you know. One week. Time to get serious about training! 

 PM: Took Andy to Jump Around Utah. I bounced a lot. Should count as some kind of cross training or plyometric workout. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

AM: 4 mile walk around Sugarhouse during practice.

PM: 6 easy treadmill miles with a couple half miles at 5:50 pace. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

Eight miles on the treadmill. Worked up to "marathon pace" the last couple miles. Short swim after.

Andy and I are going to the Bee's game tonight. It is the 20th anniversary  of the movie The Sandlot which was filmed here in Salt Lake. They are going to have several of the kids from the movie there who are now in their early 30s and they are going to show the movie after the game.

Sadly, Wendy Peffercorn will not be there. 

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Race: Draper Days 5k (3.11 Miles) 00:17:34, Place overall: 18, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.250.001.002.006.25

Today I reluctantly ran the Draper Days 5k and surprisingly ran my best 5k in almost two years. 17:34 with nice, consistent splits and a decent kick. Went out fast but not reckless, never got passed, and passed several runners over the last mile. This is the first time I have run Draper Days - surprising because it's a mainstay on the USATF Circuit and always has one of the fastest fields around.

 This is a big confidence boost for me going into Des News on Wednesday. 

All hail the bower of the beet! I drank beet juice before the race after reading about its performance enhancing benefits for the past couple years. All that I am I owe to beet juice and hard training. 

Late AM: 2.25 mile walk. Hot! 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
48.250.001.002.0051.25
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