Rob Murphy

November 17, 2019

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Salt Lake City,Ut,

Member Since:

Feb 11, 2010



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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.


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

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 45.25 Year: 1253.17
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10.25 miles in 1:21:50 (7:59 pace) at Alta Ski Area.

While running up the Summer Road and on the uphill trail portions in the Albion Basin campground I paid closer attention to my Garmin that I usually do. On the Summer Road I was averaging about 8:45 pace. On the steeper uphill portions in the campground it was more like 9:25 pace. My heart rate was in the stratosphere so I classified these as threshold pace. That's what uphills at 9000 to 10000 feet will do.

I felt tired and beat up. Took an iron supplement along with my normal multi vitamin and will try to rest some today.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
From Bret on Thu, Aug 05, 2010 at 09:13:11 from

I understand that type of running at altitude must require an adjustment period - and you've been out there quite some time and it still challenges your heartrate. Wow.

Sounds like you may want to consider a day or two of easy running without the Garmin.

From Rob Murphy on Thu, Aug 05, 2010 at 12:14:59 from

You would have to see tha trail. It's more a function of the steep hills than the altitude. Although it is 5000 feet higher than Salt Lake.

I definitely plan to take it easy today and to my hard workout tomorrow afternoon rather than the morning.

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