Rob Murphy

December 12, 2019

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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: 24.25 Month: 52.50 Year: 1337.42
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

Fifteen miles - mid afternoon, 74 degrees and sunny. Mostly circling the horrendous crowds and traffic at Sugarhouse Park. But I watched the Duel in the Sun on youtube this morning and that's pretty much what it was like for Salazar and Beardsley back in the day. So a good Boston simulator!

1 mile easy warm-up

13.1 mile progression run in 1:24. Ran the last mile in 5:48.

1 mile cool down.

Right heel aches. Right hamstring very iffy and will be aching badly around mile 18. Both knees ache. Left achilles sore and had to stop and rub it some during the cool down.

Other than that, I'm ready for Boston. 

The new Salazar autobiography is out Tuesday. Just in time for Boston no doubt. Maybe I'll get it and read it on the plane for motivation. Might make me want to score some Prozac? 

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
From Andrea on Sun, Apr 08, 2012 at 19:18:42 from

Hey, I'm planning to do a 5k tempo at 6 min pace on Tuesday afternoon...any chance you would want to join me? It would be a good last workout before Boston!

From Bret on Sun, Apr 08, 2012 at 20:04:06 from

Is it possible that you may be a tad anxious?

From Jake K on Sun, Apr 08, 2012 at 20:05:37 from

I want to pick up that book ASAP as well for the plane ride. But maybe I need to think about something other than running... its just so unlikely to happen at this point :-)

From Rob Murphy on Sun, Apr 08, 2012 at 20:19:33 from

Andrea - Tuesday is no good for me. Ann works, swim practice for Abby, swim team parent meeting...

Don't suppose you could move it to Wednesday?

Jake - maybe that's where the Prozac would help?

Bret - honestly, I'm falling apart. Going to bring a roll of duct tape with me.

From Bret on Mon, Apr 09, 2012 at 12:00:00 from

Well for what it is worth - your prerace anxiety is having a strange calming affect on me. So...Thanks!

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