Rob Murphy

October 19, 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: 27.25 Month: 80.00 Year: 1192.81
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

Fifteen miles of cross training.

5 miles on the elliptical in 35 minutes.

10 miles on the Lifecycle in 27:45.

PM: Walked to gym. Swam one mile. 2/3 freestyle, 1/3 other strokes. Walked back. Sixteen miles of cross training. I should start counting it as "running" so I look better on the mileage board.

Foot hurt on the walk! 

Been in a funk today reflecting on the fact that I wasted four months of training and a couple thousand dollars to run a 3:12 marathon and aggravate an injury to the point where I might not be able to run/race for a couple months. Great decision making all around. 

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
From Kory on Sat, Apr 21, 2012 at 17:57:51 from

Rob.. the day I got in my accident (hit by the truck) I wasn't going to run that morning because we just got back that night visiting my wife's father in Salt Lake. You know the story.

Anyway, I wasn't going to run that morning because I was tired, but I changed my mind and did. I used to drive myself crazy why I made the decision to run. Then I finally realized you can't see the future... you can't see the unexpected happening. But what you can do is allow God to give you peace and ask him to help you learn from situations. Once I started thinking that all I wanted to do was prove I could run again.

God Bless you and I'll pray for your body.

From Rob Murphy on Sat, Apr 21, 2012 at 18:19:00 from

I certainly do remember those times for you Kory and I'm mightily impressed with how you've pulled through.

I'll be OK. Just indulging in a little self pity. I don't think it will last long.

I also realize how nauseating I must sound to someone who would give anything to run a 3:12 marathon.

From Smooth on Sat, Apr 21, 2012 at 18:59:26 from

So sorry to hear your foot still hurts! NICE cross training there! You are an incredible athlete, amazing husband and father!

Hang in there! You'll triumph over this and come back stronger and better!

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