Rob Murphy

November 21, 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

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I had my first really great run in weeks this morning.

Headed up to Park City to do the Jeremy Ranch run that Jake and Andrea "discovered" last year. What a beautiful run. Perfect dirt road the whole way, a stream that parallels the road, lots of wildlife, cows, horses, gently rolling hills, no traffic. One of those "why I moved to Utah" runs. I'm pretty sure there is no more beautiful state in the nation.

I'm kind of embarrassed that it took me ten years to get clued into this run. 

Anyway, I ran out a little over six miles and then turned around for 12.25 miles in 1:33:30. I was keeping it right at about 7:40 pace until I bumped into none other than Jake Krong himself on the way back. I was happy that Jake decided to join me at my pedestrian pace which I was forced to ratchet up to a scathing 7:10. I have a little pride.

Soaked my legs in the ice cold creek for 20 minutes after the run waiting for Jake who was running a couple more. Just a little foot pain - very encouraging.

Also was digging my new Montrail Bajada trail running shoes which I was breaking in this morning. Does dirt road count as a trail run? 

Nice afternoon and evening. We went to the Fort Douglas Cemetery. I didn't realize how old it was - dedicated in 1862. Lots of Mexican War and Civil War Veterans buried there. Abby and Andy brought some flowers to place on the graves. Grilled hamburgers and played badminton. Jake came over and was a good sport with Andy as usual. Almost had to quit the badminton when we got all the birdies stuck in our trees plus a racquet thrown up to try to knock the birdies down, plus a small shovel. The tree was pretty well decorated.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
From Bret on Mon, May 28, 2012 at 13:00:15 from

Good to hear about a great run from you!

From Wesley Hunt on Mon, May 28, 2012 at 13:04:11 from

Sounds like a great run. And surely dirt roads count as a trail run, giving you some much needed trail cred no doubt. I know some folks around here that like to run well-kept, forrest service roads, and they certainly consider that to be in the trail family.

From Lulu Walls on Mon, May 28, 2012 at 16:32:36 from

Yay for great runs! I knew it was just a matter of time before they came back to you :)

From Jake K on Mon, May 28, 2012 at 20:23:28 from

its pretty amazing that no one got hurt with the tree shovel.

you forgot to mention that you sat in a bowl of ice cream!

fun day!

From Rob Murphy on Mon, May 28, 2012 at 21:47:48 from

It is true - I sat in a bowl of ice cream.

From Lily on Tue, May 29, 2012 at 08:52:45 from

Hey! So glad your foot is feeling better! And I am really happy to hear you tried out the Jeremy ranch run. I ran there in 2010. this made me really want to get back there. I hope your foot continues to get better. Just take it easy off and on you know?

BTW- two years ago on memorial day. I was at a huge family bbq, and I sat in some childs chocolate ice cream. So embarrassing. I left home to change. GROSS LOL

From Lulu Walls on Tue, May 29, 2012 at 17:42:11 from

Can't believe I missed badminton. Next to pickle ball, it is seriosuly my favorite sport. Another time?!?

From Jake K on Tue, May 29, 2012 at 17:44:09 from

badminton is going to be an integral part of the FRB Olympics, coming to a salt lake city near you, this summer!

i was going to invite you to join us, but saw on facebook that you were stuck @ the airport

From steve ash on Wed, May 30, 2012 at 08:29:46 from

Don't feel bad, I've lived here all my life and never have even been to Jeremy ranch. Talk about not getting out much..

From Kam on Fri, Jun 01, 2012 at 16:30:59 from

Dirt road definitely counts as trail.

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