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January 21, 2020

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Member Since:

Aug 10, 2008



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Running Accomplishments:

Marathon PR - 3:05 (3:06 at Boston)

Completed a dozen marathons and a handful of 50 mile ultras.

Short-Term Running Goals:

Make a come back from setbacks and build aerobic base. Pacemaker implant for Symptomatic Bradycardia in 2016.  Cardiac ablation for SVT in 2019.

Long-Term Running Goals:

Lose about 50-60 lbs. and maybe complete another marathon.


Enjoy doing stuff I wasn't built to do.  Married with children, and two fluffy dogs. 

Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?  1 Cor. 1:20

Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever! Psalm 118:29

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AM: Went out the door this morning and it started to sprinkle.  Turned around and went back inside to run on the mill, but decided to throw on a coat and deal with possible rain.  It's tough going back on the mill after being outside.  Really easy 7 mi.

Lunch: A couple easy progression runs inside on the mill since it was raining and colder outside.  Being wet is ok, being wet and cold stinks!  6 mi 

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From Rob Murphy on Fri, Mar 18, 2011 at 21:40:33 from

Hey Bob - thought I'd hop over to your blog to comment. You know, Illinois is a hotbed of high school running. The York (Elmhurst) and Napreville teams are always among the nations' best.

If you were really serious about helping out with coaching I bet you could find something. Here in Utah we have more turnover than you might expect and it's not uncommon to find people who aren't teachers coaching. "Para-professionals" they are called.

I'd put together a running/coaching resume and send it to local principals and athletic directors.

Hope this helps. Send me a private email if you need to.

From Rob Murphy on Fri, Mar 18, 2011 at 21:45:35 from

One more quick thing...

Maybe introduce yourself to local coaches and volunteer to work at track and cross country meets.You have no idea how many people it takes to run a good track meet - or maybe you do? Might be a good way to get your foot in the door.

From steve ash on Sat, Mar 19, 2011 at 11:27:13 from

Bill Bowerman once said; "There is no such thing as bad weather, only soft people."

The treadmill is great but does not build strength. Good call on getting out there in spite of the elements.

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