Rob Murphy

October 19, 2019

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Salt Lake City,Ut,

Member Since:

Feb 11, 2010



Goal Type:


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: 27.25 Month: 80.00 Year: 1192.81
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

12.25 miles in 1:38:00 at Alta/Snowbird. Good run. Legs are hammered right now.

I did my normal run from the base of Alta Ski Area up to Albion Basin and around 6 times. Tacked a little extra on by running down the trail to Alf's and then up the road to Snowbird and back. I really could have used a pair of trail shoes today. My Nike Lunarflys were definitely challenged on the rocky trails.

As a bonus, I saw five mooses including a calf. Two of the mooses were in the campground and were very tame. They didn't startle at all when I ran just a few feet from them. That's generally not a good idea when dealing with two bulls, but I was running downhill in pretty dense woods and didn't see them until I was pretty much on top of them. Also saw a few deer and about a thousand prairie dogs.

On the way home we (the whole family usually goes up to Alta on Wednesday) stopped at Lone Star Taqueria in Sandy which, according to Sunset Magazine, has the best fish tacos in the West. I believe it. In fact, if I were to make a list of the top 10 things I like about Utah, fish tacos from Lone Star would be up there pretty high.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
From dugco on Wed, Aug 11, 2010 at 14:54:20 from

Is it mooses or meece?? Either way, sounds cool. I remember trying to run in South Dakota a couple summers ago and having to dodge prairie dogs there like we have lizards around here. They're kinda cute until you've seen your 715th one in the span of an hour.

Sounds like your few days of forced rest and frustration paid off with a good run.

From Rob Murphy on Wed, Aug 11, 2010 at 15:12:33 from

Bingo on the prairie dogs.

I'm pretty sure it's just "moose". But it was more fun to type mooses.

From allie on Wed, Aug 11, 2010 at 22:46:48 from

way cool about the moose/mooses/meece sightings.

i have heard lots of good things about this lone star place. now i am convinced. i will have to give it a try.

From Bret on Thu, Aug 12, 2010 at 11:34:49 from

I think this means you qualify to participate in this race:

Inaugural Run with the Moose

5K Run/Walk

From Teena Marie on Thu, Aug 12, 2010 at 19:17:56 from

Sorry about the hammered legs, but WOW ... nice bonus material on the run. :) :) :)

Mmmmmm ... fish tacos! :)

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