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

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 45.25 Year: 1253.17
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

Major sweat-fest on the stair master for 330 floors which the machine said was worth seven miles. So I'll go with that.

So I listened to President Obama talk about extending the Bush tax cuts for the virtuous middle class and tightening the screws on those making over $250k. It completely unreasonable how much this country asks of its' citizens - especially compared to previous generations.

In case you all are wondering, I make less than $250k so I'm in the favored group who doesn't need to do any more to help our country. 

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
From Rob on Mon, Jul 09, 2012 at 13:39:39 from

Truthfully Rob, and I'm not being sarcastic since I'm now married to one. I think school teachers are the only true American Hero's. The whole problem with American society is everyone expects to make way to much money for doing nothing. Everyone complains about outsourcing and immigrants but if you asked them to actually do those jobs they would complain that they don't make enough. Teachers do it simply because they believe in what they are doing.

From Rob on Mon, Jul 09, 2012 at 13:43:29 from

You went and made my post look stupid!

From Rob Murphy on Mon, Jul 09, 2012 at 13:45:39 from

OK, I'll put it back up...

From scottkeate on Mon, Jul 09, 2012 at 14:13:15 from

I now see your master plan. Mention the fact that Jake should say something interesting about President Obama and then post something interesting on your own blog. :-)

Nice move to increase readership!

7 miles on a step master is insane! Not too shabby.

From Jake K on Mon, Jul 09, 2012 at 14:24:17 from

Wasatch Running Center is still paying you less than $250K despite your recent 10K dominance? What a joke - time to switch alliance and move over to Deer Valley and train with Alberto's group.

From Rob on Mon, Jul 09, 2012 at 14:27:20 from

OK! Teachers and Running store employees.

My job on the other hand pays me well over $250K just to sit here and post annoying comments on other peoples blogs.

From Rob Murphy on Mon, Jul 09, 2012 at 14:35:32 from

You're on to me Scott. I didn't know it was that transparent.

From Rob Murphy on Mon, Jul 09, 2012 at 14:44:16 from

Rob - what was it we all did with our time before the internet?

People Jake's age will comment "before the internet?"

From Rob on Mon, Jul 09, 2012 at 14:55:01 from

Well, since my real job is to enable people with the internet I'm not really sure.

I may have read one of those paper book thingys, I remember carrying them around in a backpack quite a bit.

From Jake K on Mon, Jul 09, 2012 at 14:58:06 from

they make books that aren't on ipads?

From Rob on Mon, Jul 09, 2012 at 15:48:21 from

Yes Jake, and back packs were much larger with no bladder for water, and no built in iPhone pocket.

I remember what I did now. I spent a rediculous amount of time at the White Owl in Logan playing pool.

From Jake K on Mon, Jul 09, 2012 at 15:49:53 from

And shoe companies put big cushion pads in their shoes and tried to injure everyone. I think I read about the "old days" in a "book" once.

From Rob on Mon, Jul 09, 2012 at 15:53:16 from

That's funny, cause that was the very first book I bought on my iPad :)

Hey Rob, your blog just past Jakes for number of posts.

From scottkeate on Mon, Jul 09, 2012 at 16:00:18 from

Jake 12 - Rob 14 posts for the day. Not only does he win best post, he wins best marketing strategy.

I like the athletic/political twist to Rob's blogging strategy--give your readers something unpredictable and they keep coming back :-)

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