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: 0.00 Month: 144.35 Year: 1801.93
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
52.500.000.000.0052.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

AM: Went to Liberty Park and did 3 laps around the wood chip.

6 x 100-150 striders after. I ran these pretty fast. I need to do these more often. I also need to think about why I obsess so much over every little detail with the runners I coach and I basically just wing it with my own training.

PM: 2.25 mile jog warm-up. Weights. Did only one set of most lifts as I haven't lifted for a couple months and I don't want to be too sore tomorrow. 

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Walked a hard three miles this morning - about as fast as Stonewall Jackson drove his corps of the Army of Northern Virginia in pursuit of Hooker at the battle of Chancellorsville.

 

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Fifteen easy miles just cruising around the Sugarhood. 

For some reason I had Golden Earring's "Radar Love" going through my head the whole time. 

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Five miles waiting for Abby at swim practice.

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Around the neighborhood in the evening.

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I'll give myself a mile of running around the course at our meet tonight.

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Hard trail run way up high in the mountains. If fact, I don't think I dropped below ten thousand feet for more than a couple miles.

Drove up to the top of Albion Basin and parked. Lots of running around there and over to Snowbird. Then across Catherine's Pass and down into Brighton and back. Lots of hard climbing. I was planning to go a bit more but, quite frankly, I was tired.

Trail running is so slow. I used to wonder why we have so many guys on this blog who log more mileage than the ultra runners on the blog. But it took me FOREVER to run 17 miles today. I think my fastest mile was 8:02. It drives me crazy to look at my Garmin and see 13 minute pace with my heart exploding out of my chest.

I'm going to have to make the mental adjustment. 

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