Rob Murphy

August 10, 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: 6.25 Month: 76.35 Year: 1582.79
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

9 x 1/4 mile in 75 seconds (12 mph) on the treadmill. 2% elevation on the first 5, 2.5% on the last 4.

1/4 mile jog recovery.

Warm-up and cool-down was a total of 7.5 miles.

Why nine quarters? Because I didn't feel like doing ten and I try not to be obsessed with round numbers.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
From Wesley Hunt on Thu, Feb 24, 2011 at 08:14:24 from

I would have had to do 10...nice workout, Rob, particularly given the added elevation.

From Rob Murphy on Thu, Feb 24, 2011 at 09:41:36 from

Thanks Wesley. It's hard for an old body to generate speed. I find long tempo runs to be way easier than fast quarters at this point. Not the case when I was in my 20s when there was nothing I liked more than a set of 400s. My hips are quite achy this morning.

From Wesley Hunt on Thu, Feb 24, 2011 at 14:28:26 from

You're being modest, Rob, and I was merely highlighting my obsessive tendencies...I still prefer round numbers, but I'm making an effort to change as well.


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