Rob Murphy

August 12, 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: 22.05 Month: 92.15 Year: 1598.59
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

AM: Nice 8 mile run in about an hour.

I've been tracking my buddy Bret throughout this morning in the NY Marathon. He's trying to break 3 hours for the first time at age 45. This is agonizing! He's right on pace at 22 miles but slowing just a wee bit. 6:56 FOR MILE 22! He was 1:29:10 at the half. I'm stressing over this more than my own races! 

 Update - Bret has to run a 19:54 for the last 5k. I think he's going to run 3:01. I HOPE I HAVE TO EAT THESE WORDS !

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
From allie on Sun, Nov 06, 2011 at 12:40:16 from

go bret!

From Bret on Sun, Nov 06, 2011 at 17:38:48 from

Rob - thanks for posting all of that :)

I was on course...until I wasn't...full race report is posted on my blog. I really thought I had it at mile 18 and even had a fleeting hope of getting it back at 21, but it didn't happen. Happy about how I went about it, at least for most of the race. I think I let myself get anaerobic around 19 without realizing it until much later - the marathon is just not very forgiving for stuff like that.

From Jon on Sun, Nov 06, 2011 at 20:43:45 from

So when are you doing NYC?

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