Rob Murphy

August 14, 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: 29.55 Month: 99.65 Year: 1606.09
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

AM: Two mile walk while my kids were taking the AP Exam. I'm exiled from my classroom for much of the day so might as well go for a walk. I get nervous for them. Most of my students have worked very hard all year and deserve to do well.

 PM: Pretty good workout. After fueling up mightily at Fong's Fine Chinese Dining in Draper ( General Tso's Chicken with fried rice, egg roll, 2 glasses of iced tea), I was ready to roll...

I did 4 X 1 mile with a quarter mile walk/jog interval. Splits were 5:48, 5:42, 5:39, 5:33.

Couple miles each for the warm-up and cool-down. This workout was done on the treadmill because it's way harder than the track or road.

For all of you dying to know, the topic of the DBQ on the AP Exam was the rise of abolitionism between 1776 and 1852. 

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
From Fritz on Wed, May 15, 2013 at 17:59:02 from

Thanks, I was dying to know. I think I would have done better with that than the "feminist era" which was the topic in 1997.

From Jon on Wed, May 15, 2013 at 19:26:24 from

Ahh, AP tests. That was a fun time. Many memories.

From Jon on Wed, May 15, 2013 at 19:26:52 from

I will say, it was very nice when the tests were over and you had 2 weeks left of class with nothing really to do...

From Rob Murphy on Wed, May 15, 2013 at 19:30:08 from

Yeah, It's Murphy's AP Film Festival from here on.

From Rob on Wed, May 15, 2013 at 19:36:17 from

Look kids, there I am winning my first Marathon back in 1977.

I think that still counts as history.

From Jake K on Wed, May 15, 2013 at 19:55:49 from

Easy topic. You could just do a movie review of Django.

Nice workout today too. Track or road?

From Rob Murphy on Wed, May 15, 2013 at 19:56:18 from

I was only 12 in 1977 Rob!

I was sticking to one mile cross country races and AAU Track meets.

From Rob Murphy on Wed, May 15, 2013 at 19:58:59 from

Jake - started at Snowbird and ran down to Tanner Flats. :) Finished at the 7-11 at the bottom of Little Cottonwood.

Why must you press me on these details!

From Rob Murphy on Wed, May 15, 2013 at 20:01:35 from

See my edit above.

From Jake K on Wed, May 15, 2013 at 20:01:45 from

I'm just curious!

If you did them on that route, they'd be like 4:38, 4:27, 4:15, 4:08.

From Rob on Wed, May 15, 2013 at 20:09:19 from

Which makes it even more impressive.

From Steve on Wed, May 15, 2013 at 21:20:49 from

I was reading this today tooling across the country and knew I had to share it with you. In light of your barbershop fetish.

From Steve on Wed, May 15, 2013 at 21:22:05 from

I apologize that this has nothing to do with this thread.

From Steve on Wed, May 15, 2013 at 21:28:48 from

Oops sorry, this is the actual link to the article. The other was just pictures

From Wesley Hunt on Thu, May 16, 2013 at 08:29:45 from

Nice workout, Rob.

Stalking your blog for evidence of that 20 miler...

Do you think the kids will have a different perspective now watching Tommy Lee Jones' Thaddeus Stevens in Lincoln. "Because of that dude, we got asked this on our AP exam!".

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