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

AM: 2.25 windy miles around the Alta track. Just keeping the gut at bay.

PM: Ran another 4.5 miles mostly on the track.

I got the annoying news this afternoon that I will have a student teacher next semester. This is a chore I usually avoid because I teach a lot of AP classes and they don't generally let student teachers teach those subjects.

The main problem with having a student teacher is that teaching is a profession, like many others, where there is the by-the-book way of doing things and then there's the way everyone actually does it. Having a student teacher mostly requires you to be a "good example". 

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
From Jake K on Wed, Dec 12, 2012 at 09:11:47 from

Hey I know you don't need to be pushing out long runs quite yet... but we're meeting at the 6200S park & ride on Saturday morning. If you wanted to run the first 7-8 w/ us and then duck home down the hill, I could give you a ride to where we're starting.

From Rob Murphy on Wed, Dec 12, 2012 at 10:42:11 from

I'd love to Jake, but Abby has a swim meet saturday.

From Fritz on Wed, Dec 12, 2012 at 18:27:46 from

Sorry about the student teacher. I try at times to be a good example at work but I always fail.

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