Rob Murphy

December 12, 2019

Recent EntriesHomeJoin Fast Running Blog Community!PredictorHealthy RecipesRob Murphy's RacesFind BlogsMileage BoardTop Ten Excuses for Missing a RunTop Ten Training MistakesDiscussion ForumRace Reports Send A Private MessageWeek ViewMonth View
15% off for Fast Running Blog members at St. George Running Center!


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: 24.25 Month: 52.50 Year: 1337.42
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

6.5 miles on the treadmill - a mechanical contraption with a belt that moves beneath your feet giving you the illusion of running without actually going anywhere. 6.5 miles is like a marathon for me now.

What a huge pile of snow we have had the last couple days. I pay close attention to the weather and I'm pretty sure we were not expecting this much. Andy built a large snow fort in the yard. Actually two mutually supporting forts with interlocking fields of fire. Our house is well protected.

Pretty excited about having eight 11-year-old girls over for Abby's birthday party today and having them monopolize my basement watching their Katy Perry (or whatever) DVD. Because relaxing and watching college football can never be an option for me on a Saturday.

PM: One mile warm-up and then 45 minutes of hard lifting. My legs and arms are quivering now. 

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
From Rob Murphy on Sat, Nov 10, 2012 at 18:31:04 from

I really admire your dedication Rob.

Just had to comment because I'm feeling really good about my workout day and no one else will.

From Rob on Sat, Nov 10, 2012 at 18:40:57 from

Oh, sorry. Nice job Rob, glad you're feeling better.


From Rob Murphy on Sat, Nov 10, 2012 at 18:45:20 from

Thanks Rob. I need the affirmation.

From Steve on Sun, Nov 11, 2012 at 07:04:23 from

6 and half miles seems a mental limit for me on the treadmill. Getting in any more than that costs me mental energy. Sure wished we could have made that weekend. Are you taking the fam to Mesa next weekend? I'm thinking about heading down with the kids again.

Add Your Comment.
  • Keep it family-safe. No vulgar or profane language. To discourage anonymous comments of cowardly nature, your IP address will be logged and posted next to your comment.
  • Do not respond to another person's comment out of context. If he made the original comment on another page/blog entry, go to that entry and respond there.
  • If all you want to do is contact the blogger and your comment is not connected with this entry and has no relevance to others, send a private message instead.
Only registered users with public blogs are allowed to post comments. Log in with your username and password or create an account and set up a blog.
Debt Reduction Calculator

Featured Announcements
New Kids on the Blog
(need a welcome):
Lone Faithfuls
(need a comment):