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 with running, explore more trails, stay healthy.

Long-Term Running Goals:

Keep running and racing consistently for as long as I can. Find what is sustainable for me over the long run.

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: 4.00 Month: 26.75 Year: 2271.51
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
31.250.000.000.0031.25
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Zero. Driving home from AZ.

Back when I was a dedicated runner this would not have been a zero. I would have been up early to get in a few miles at the hotel. Now I sleep in. 

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One mile around the neighborhood with Abby.

Abby and I are going to the Alta High fall musical tonight - "Once on This Island".

 

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4.500.000.000.004.50

I'm seriously thinking about running today.

Ran 4.5 miles on the treadmill while Abby was swimming.

Got Kramer registered for Foot Locker West on December 1. We were going to call it a year after Nike, but Kramer feels like he has a much better race in him.  

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5.000.000.000.005.00

Five miles on the treadmill at the Sandy 24 Hour Fitness before meeting a few of my boys for a workout at school.

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7.500.000.000.007.50

Jon Kotter and I have a tradition of Thanksgiving running that I thought would go by the wayside this year due to my sloth and inactivity. But Jon called me up last night and asked if I wanted to run. I saw his name on the caller ID and I thought about not answering it because I knew what he wanted - usually we do 15 to 20 miles on these Thanksgiving runs. But he agreed to keep the distance shorter and the pace slow for me.

So we did 10k around the Foothill Loop plus another one mile with Abby around the neighborhood. I actually felt pretty good. 

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6.000.000.000.006.00

One mile on the elliptical and five miles on the treadmill at the gym. That totals up as six miles.

It was good to see Fritz and the gym mastering the stairs.

Murphy family Thanksgiving today. When your wife is a nurse and works a lot of weird hours, you end up re-scheduling lots of holidays. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.250.000.000.007.25

7.25 treadmill miles. Topped 30 miles this week!

Met Kramer and a few other runners after for a workout. The Foot Locker course at Mt. Sac is much different than the Nike course in Mesa - much more hilly, favors strong runners. So we did a hard, hilly run in the gully for 65 minutes. 

You know what really warms my heart? Running into my former runners doing hill sprints in the gully nine years after they graduated. I did that today with Chelsie Harward, state champion in 2004 in the 798 meter run (2nd in the 800!). Chelsie is now married to Jess Baumgartner who finished third in the 2006 NCAA XC championships for SUU. Jess is finishing up his final year of med school in Iowa and they are in town for Thanksgiving. She looked great despite having a baby five months ago and said she just got nostalgic for the old gully!

I told her that she and Jess definitely need to move into Alta's attendance area and start sending me some runners in a few years. 

I took Abby to the Highland High track for a workout this afternoon. She ran a mile (new PR because it was her first) in 9:31. 

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