Rob Murphy

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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: 17.30 Month: 25.55 Year: 1531.99
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

I give up after one day. No more blogging about what I eat. It bores me. Although tonight I had some pretty good meat loaf.

Ran 1.5 miles on the treadmill at the gym before the tm broke and all the other ones were taken. Then did 4 miles on the eliptical machine. 

Two thing I highly reccomend everybody buy...

1. The new Bruce Springsteen album (that's right, I still say album) called The Promise that came out today.They are all songs he wrote in the late 70s when Springsteen was being sued by his record company and prohibited by court order from recording. So he amassed a huge pile of great songs he never released - until now. The E Street band never sounded better. If you don't like Springsteen I don't know what to say to you.

2. A great new book by Laura Hillenbrand (author of Seabiscuit) called Unbroken. It's the story of Lou Zamperini, one of the great American distance runners of the 1930s and 40s who became an Army Air Corps bomber pilot in World War II. He was shot down over the Pacific and spent days on a flimsy raft in shark infested waters before being captured by the Japanese and then enduring years of torture and mental cruelty. Zamperini is still alive in his mid 90s. The book looks like a great mix of running and history - obviously something I can't resist. This will be a huge bestseller and, no doubt, a movie as well.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
From dugco on Tue, Nov 16, 2010 at 22:27:36 from

I'm proud of you, Rob. If you had made it 4 or 5 days before bailing, I would have been disappointed that you didn't stick with it... this way, its kinda like it never happened. Besides, leading up to the Holidays can't possibly be a good time to start tracking one's diet, eh?

From baldnspicy on Wed, Nov 17, 2010 at 14:47:59 from

I'd say if you don't like Bruce, there's NOTHING to say to you. Just kidding...kinda.

I'll have to check out both tonight!

From Steve on Wed, Nov 17, 2010 at 23:18:12 from

He was an amazing runner. I want that book..BTW, I finished the book you gave me today. I have been thinking about it for a few days deciding what path I want to take. Until then I'm just putting in the miles.

From allie on Thu, Nov 18, 2010 at 21:00:41 from

i probably won't be buying the springsteen album, but the book sounds great.

i was looking forward to reading your food list on thanksgiving...

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