Rob Murphy

November 17, 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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Last night around 9:30 I got a call from Steve Anderson. Turns out he was flying from Denver to Salt Lake and wasn't getting in until late so he would be staying at the posh Red Lion Hotel downtown. So that meant I'd have company for my Memorial Day run.

Planned to meat Steve at the hotel at 7:15 this morning. Bad omen when I had to scrape snow off my car windshield before leaving. It was 38 degrees when we started our run up City Creek Canyon. We had a great run up the canyon, thankfully the rain/snow let up for most of the run. We had to turn around about six and a half miles up the canyon when the slushy snow in the road became too much of a pain and we got tired of weaving around downed tree limbs. It was beautiful up there though - looked just like January except for the leaves on all the trees.

Steve, whom I've decided to nickname "Mr. Contradiction", tells me while we're running that he doesn't feel like he will be recovered fully from the Ogden Marathon last weekend to race well at the Grandma's Marathon in Minnesota in June. Then,  like two sentences later he tells me how he's thinking of running the Utah Valley Marathon (a week BEFORE Grandma's!) "as a workout". He's just a crazy man and a little unbalanced.

Went by the gym on the way home and did two miles on the Elipptikal and then soaked in the hot tub for a while. Sitting around the house now with a cup of coffee and that happy tired but not too tired feeling.

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From Bret on Mon, May 30, 2011 at 13:29:10 from

Sounds like a nice Memorial Day-type of run. Love that relaxed feeling of having completed a good workout and pretty much its all good for the rest of the day.

From Steve on Mon, May 30, 2011 at 19:04:39 from

It's possible that limping along behind you this morning may have opened my eyes. I also can't believe that you went to the gym after that run.

BTW, I don't see your masters finish from Ogden on your Running Accomplishment section.

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