Rob Murphy

August 10, 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: 6.25 Month: 76.35 Year: 1582.79
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

Kind of a wierd workout today. Mostly because the gym was so crowded that I couldn't get a treadmill, so I used what was available. Had to do the gym as I had Andy with me while Abby was at swim practice.

125 floors on the stair-master

2 miles on the e-lip-tickle

3.25 miles on the treadmill in my nifty new Brooks Cascadia trail shoes.

Great dinner tonight of ribs, broccoli, and baked potato. Now for a family walk around the neighborhood to look at halloween decorations. It's chilly, blustery, Fall-like.

Got a new used George Sheehan book today from Amazon - "This Running Life", For you new runners, Dr. George Sheehan was for many years a regular columnist for Runner's World back when it was still a magazine for serious runners. He was sort of the philosopher of the first running boom back in the '70s. Any book of his you can pick up is gold.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
From Kam on Mon, Oct 04, 2010 at 22:08:50 from

I'll have to try out his books; thanks for the tip.

From baldnspicy on Mon, Oct 04, 2010 at 22:40:09 from

Yeah, thanks for the tip on the book! I've got it reserved at the library. :-)

From Rob Murphy on Mon, Oct 04, 2010 at 22:58:27 from

Kam, Wes - the place to start with Sheehan is his 1978 book "Running and Being". The only weekness in his writing is that he quotes too much from other philosophers. His own original thoughts are much more interesting than the people he quotes.

From allie on Tue, Oct 05, 2010 at 19:55:01 from

e-lip-tickle. that's the winner.

i'll have to check out these books...

From Rob Murphy on Tue, Oct 05, 2010 at 20:48:08 from

So good to hear from you Allie as I did that one just for you.

From baldnspicy on Wed, Oct 06, 2010 at 07:20:09 from

I requested that one too. Why couldn't my high school teachers assign cool books like these to read?

From dugco on Wed, Oct 06, 2010 at 14:54:27 from


Truth be known, he was just too lazy to look up how to spell eeliptakuhl

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