Rob Murphy

August 05, 2020

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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: 17.30 Month: 25.55 Year: 1531.99
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

16.25 miles in 2:05. 

I probably should do something other than easy running at 7:30 to 7:45 pace. 

I'm having a relaxing Father's Day so far. Ann's parents live on 150 acres a few miles north of a little town called Pine River, Minnesota. They also have a small cabin on a little lake called Lake Lizzie - no running water or electricity, but comfortably furnished and it does have propane and an outhouse.

I like it here because I generally don't have to do anything other than sit around under a tree and read with occasional breaks to run and nap . Lots of people these days bring the same attitude to their vacations as they do their jobs. They view a vacation as an ACHIEVEMENT, and have a list of things that must be accomplished in order to make it a success and they often come home more tired than when they left. I have been guilty of this a couple times.

I've been sad the past couple days driving through rural food deserts in Montana, North Dakota, and Minnesota watching people literally waging war on their bodies. Sometimes we who live in urban areas romanticize rural life but obesity, diabetes, over dependence on the government, and serial reproduction with multiple partners are rampant. Spending any amount of time in a convenience store or hotel breakfast buffet anywhere in rural America you get the feeling that people are almost literally trying to kill themselves with their pathologically unhealthy habits.  

But yeah, I'm having a great day! 

PM: three mile walk 

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
From Steve on Sun, Jun 16, 2013 at 10:26:27 from

I love vacations for that sort of thing. Long runs in new places. BTW, I'll be running the Half with you, I'm not in shape for the championships. They are changing my entry.

From Jake K on Sun, Jun 16, 2013 at 11:16:24 from

Don't worry Rob, they'll be some fit-looking people in Duluth next Saturday. Also waging war on their bodies, but in a different way.

Happy F Day. That's Father's Day for short.

From Bret on Mon, Jun 17, 2013 at 09:59:35 from

I have noticed the same thing Rob - in the free hotel breakfast lines.

Enjoy the relaxing and the reading time. Those really are the best vacations.

From steve ash on Mon, Jun 17, 2013 at 10:11:55 from

Tough times in America Rob.. I think a lot of people are self medicating with whatever is their drug of choice whether that be alcohol, food, whatever it is. No one simple explanation and no simple answers. Enjoy your vacation and good luck in your race.

From Steve on Mon, Jun 17, 2013 at 11:38:41 from

Serial reproduction with multiple partners..?

From Rob Murphy on Mon, Jun 17, 2013 at 13:23:59 from

You know, 8 kids, 4(?) daddies.

From Jon on Mon, Jun 17, 2013 at 20:00:53 from

Rural and inner city America, both

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