Rob Murphy

August 04, 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

18.25 miles in 2:13:06 (7:18). Sunny, about 10 degrees with a serious wind chill up in the canyons where I ran today. Nice run, but tough.

Of course the big news in the running world is that Olympic marathon gold medalist Sammy Wanjiru has been arrested in Kenya for attempting to murder his wife and wounding the family's "security guard", a man named William Masinde. Seems that Sammy turned his unregistered AK 47 on the pair!

Now, you all know that we distance runners are gentle souls on the outside. We tend much more towards passive aggression rather than outright aggression.Seems to me that only a couple things - maybe just one thing - could cause Sammy to go off like this. No mention was made in the article as to whether Sammy "surprised" Mrs. Wanjiru.

The best quote of all came from the message boards... "Sounds like Sammy is almost ready for the NFL. This is how you bring some street cred to distance running. Does Sammy own Pit Bulls by any chance?"

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
From Teena Marie on Sat, Jan 01, 2011 at 20:12:24 from

Wow!!! I hadn't heard any of that. Now I need to go and read all about it!

Congrats on a wonderful 2010. This new year is going to be even better!!!! Here's to your goals, your health, and your family!!!! :) :) :)

From allie on Sat, Jan 01, 2011 at 20:26:34 from

that is some intense drama for the distance running world.

nice first run of 2011. i was glad the sun came out today, but the temperature needs a lot of work.

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