Rob Murphy

January 24, 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: 13.50 Month: 92.75 Year: 92.75
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

Met Jake and Andrea at my house at 8:30 this morning. The plan was to run up Emigration Canyon and down to I-80. We bailed on that plan at the Hogle Zoo as the wind coming down out of the canyon was ridiculous and cold. Uphill the whole way is fine, but uphill into a 30 mph wind for 15 miles is just plain silly.

So we hung a right just past the zoo and ran down Wasatch and back to my house. Andrea ran the first 10.5 miles with us and then Jake and I ran about 5 more in Sugarhouse Park. I was feeling pretty good and tried to push the uphills hard since I didn't get in much speed last week. 

Jake and I ran about 15.25 in 1:51. I did a little over a mile warm-up to give me 16.26. I really appreciate these occasional runs with guys like Jake and Fritz. I think it might give me a little edge this year. I really believe that the key to continuing to run well through your 40s is to add new elements to your training.

Had pancakes after at my house. Jake and Andrea were good sports putting up with out noisy kids and smelly pestering neurotic dog.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
From Fritz on Sun, Feb 05, 2012 at 15:05:09 from

The winds out of that canyon or up that canyon can be ridiculous. There have been times when I could bike up it as fast as biking down. I think 2:40 at Boston is well within reach.

From Jake K on Sun, Feb 05, 2012 at 16:02:29 from

Nice run this morning Rob. Enjoyed the company and hanging w/ the family afterwards.

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