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

Eleven miles averaging 8.6 mph on the treadmill. My foot thanks me for using the treadmill and I think I'm going to do that for a while except for the Wednesday runs. We'll see how that works out. I am starting to feel a little zip returning.

Saw Fritz at the gym pounding out some miles on the bike the day after winning the Wasatch Steeplechase. For those of you that aren't from around here, Wasatch may be the toughest shorter trail race in the country. Spent some time with Steve Anderson yesterday and while I was talking to Fritz I was thinking about how great it is to have so many dedicated and talented runners so close who are also genuinely thoughtful and interesting people. Lots of folks to learn from and be motivated by.

Went by Whole Foods after the run and picked up some of their "California Quinoa" salad for lunch along with an assortment of olives from the over priced olive bar. Scott Jurek would approve.

FYI, I was on the Scott Jurek website checking out his speaking tour for his book. So far he's just visiting hippy, granola college towns (Boulder, Austin, San Francisco, Seattle, Portland) and I guess Salt Lake doesn't qualify. I sent his "people" an email urging them to put Salt Lake on the schedule but no response so far.



Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
From Fritz on Sun, Jun 24, 2012 at 14:05:19 from

Glad to see the "zip" returning and that you have a game plan figured out for the foot.

For lunch I had PB&J and a frozen mocha. Your lunch sounds too healthy.

Those cities have hills but no real mountains. I am sure your email will get a response.

From Laputka on Sun, Jun 24, 2012 at 17:55:51 from

Talented, thoughtful, interesting? Obviously not me but I'll take dedicated. Thought I'd drop in and see what you're up to.

From Rob Murphy on Sun, Jun 24, 2012 at 19:35:32 from

Hey Michael. I'm hanging in there. Still going through my post-Boston funk physically and mentally. Starting to emerge though.

From Lulu Walls on Mon, Jun 25, 2012 at 12:06:08 from

Maybe Scott saw our discussion about his book on your blog and thought we might be too tough of a crowd :) I will send an e-mail as well. I would like him to stop here because I have lots of questions.

The Califonia quinoa is pretty darned good! I figured out how to make it for about 2 bucks a pound though :)

From Bam on Tue, Jun 26, 2012 at 02:29:17 from

I'll check-out the "California quinoa" recipe as I eat buckets of quinoa and I'm always looking for ways of making it more interesting.

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