Rob Murphy

January 23, 2020

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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: 27.75 Month: 151.50 Year: 151.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

I ran 20 miles today in 2:29:48 (7:29). Up and down emmigration canyon.

I don't know why. But I do know this... when I got home from the run there was this huge bowl of little Snickers bars on the counter. I ate about seven of them. Yum.


1. 8:19

2. 8:04

3. 7:55

4. 7:55

5. 7:45

6. 7:49

7. 7:42

8. 7:52

9. 7:57

10. 7:35

11. 7:03 - heading back down the canyon now

12. 7:07

13. 7:12

14. 7:10

15. 7:01

16. 7:00

17. 6:57

18. 7:02

19. 6:58

20. 7:22

OK, I do know why. I had 50 miles going into today and for some reason it was important for me to hit 70 for the week rather than a paltry 66 or 67. Because, as most experts will tell you, it's important to be obsessed with round numbers.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
From Bret on Sat, Oct 30, 2010 at 16:28:54 from

Wild man - hammering big miles with ease. Nice job.

From Teena Marie on Sat, Oct 30, 2010 at 17:04:02 from

Paltry 66 or 67???? Only YOU would say that!!!! :)

Nice job on the even 70! :)

From Jon on Sat, Oct 30, 2010 at 17:22:13 from

Hey, what's wrong with non-even numbers?

Love the Onion article.

From allie on Sat, Oct 30, 2010 at 18:03:26 from

round numbers are good. nice run today in emigration -- definitely one of my favorite routes. nice job on the snickers consumption as well.

From Rob Murphy on Sat, Oct 30, 2010 at 18:18:30 from

Teena - says the woman with 2,244 miles for the year!

From Teena Marie on Sat, Oct 30, 2010 at 18:26:13 from

Close to 700 of those miles are crosstraining miles!!!!!

(I must admit, however, that I am going for an even 2000 running miles for the year. So there is something quite enticing about those nice and pretty even numbers. A paltry 1956 to 1996 would break my heart!:))

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