Rob Murphy

October 15, 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: 11.75 Month: 64.50 Year: 1177.31
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

Gully Long Run in 49 minutes. Garrett Jones showed up and I ran with him. It's always good to see my recently graduated runners before they head off to college.

Achilles hurt quite a bit the first 3 miles (mostly uphill), then less so the last 3. It feels better today just walking around and my running the past four days doesn't seem to have made it any worse.

Andy went downtown with me to turn in my Alta High entries for the Deseret News 10k high school team race. He really loved watching all the construction on the new LDS Mall downtown - can't remember what it's called, but the LDS church owns it. Then we went to the Gateway so he could run in the fountain and got an ice cream at Ben & Jerry's. Lots of fun.

pm: 4.25 miles from home to Sugarhouse Park and around the Highland High track a few times. Tried out this new Cramer (TM) ankle support which eliminated much of my achilles pain. THIS MADE ME VERY HAPPY.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
From Holt on Tue, Jul 20, 2010 at 15:53:20 from

Rob, I am Sierra's coach and I just wanted to give you a quick thanks for your comment to her on her blog. She works extremely hard and has given up a lot for her running goals and the team, and sometimes she wonders if it is worth it (don't we all) - and hearing positive remarks from someone other than me and her parents hopefully will be a very positive thing for her.

From Rob Murphy on Tue, Jul 20, 2010 at 16:16:10 from

David - it was my pleasure. I have lots of runners here at Alta with tons of potential, but they would rather be mediocre at many things that excellent at one thing. I try to teach them that it is perhaps more rewarding in the long run to really committ to something. "Try" being the operative word. Sounds like Sierra's already learned that. It's always nice to have a couple like that on a team.

Sorry I didn't meet you at Utah Valley.

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