Rob Murphy

Pinedale Half Marathon

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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
35.5014.100.000.0049.60
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.500.000.000.0014.50

AM: I did the entire Jeremy Ranch Road this morning for the first time in ages. Ann came with and walked so I was able to stop for Gatorade twice. It was a beautiful day up there - cool, no smoke.

I got inspired and signed up for another half-marathon next weekend in Pinedale Wyoming. Hilly and 7200 feet so probably no PR.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

PM: I was planning to take the day off but got restless and went out for an easy 4 at 7 pm. The evenings are getting cooler. Going to try and do something substantial tomorrow.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

PM: 8 miles around Sugar House Park. Felt very sluggish.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

AM: Got up at 4 am to run 7 miles before work. Evenings are being crazy this week.

I'm sleepy now.

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Race: Pinedale Half Marathon (13.1 Miles) 01:42:00, Place overall: 6, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.0014.100.000.0016.10

 I ran off the poorly marked course and ran an extra .8 miles. Would have finished 3rd if not for that. By the time I got back to the course I was somewhere between 15th and 20th place. I was in a foul mood and mostly jogging but perked up when I started passing people.

The course was challenging. Hilly with lots of washboardy dirt roads.

Still won my age group and they had a great post-race BBQ with free beer. Enjoyed talking to some great people at the finish and they have a lot of pride in this small town race.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
35.5014.100.000.0049.60
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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