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

My good friend Bret Jardine ( just broke 3 hours at the London Marathon. Bret needs lots of congrats when he posts a race report.

15.25 miles. Started at my house, circled around Sugarhouse once and then dropped down to Liberty Park to do the last 10 miles on the wood chip. Liberty Park was working on a new record for crazy this afternoon. There was about one parking place opening up for every four cars that wanted it. Hundreds of thumping car stereos. Tempers were running high. I felt certain that if I circled the park enough times I would see a drunken Tongan shoot a drunken Redneck or vice versa leaving their pit bulls to fend for themselves. Good times!

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
From Jason D on Sun, Apr 21, 2013 at 07:53:52 from

Yes, indeed. Just saw your post on his blog and knew I had to check out the results. Happy for him.

From Rob Murphy on Sun, Apr 21, 2013 at 07:56:03 from

Not bad. Breaking 3 for the first time at 47. A real tribute to perseverance.

From Andrea on Sun, Apr 21, 2013 at 16:29:06 from

That sounds EPIC.

From allie on Sun, Apr 21, 2013 at 16:57:44 from

don't forget about the the hula hoopers and the group that practices elf spells.

From Laputka on Sun, Apr 21, 2013 at 18:04:07 from

Where's the calming Liberty Park drum circle when you need it? I'd like to know your route between the parks. I've never considered hitting both of them in one run, sounds like an excellent run. (Michael now opens a tab and goes to Google maps) Wow, it never dawned on me those two parks on only about two miles apart. Do you just zig zag through the residential streets?

From Rob Murphy on Sun, Apr 21, 2013 at 20:57:55 from

Michael - Yep, just zig-zagging. I do that run quite a bit. I live near Sugarhouse so that part's easy. I usually have my wife pick me up at Liberty at a set time.

From steve ash on Mon, Apr 22, 2013 at 21:54:40 from

And who ever said SLC had no cultural experiences..

I myself during the summertime on a lazy dog day would venture out occasionally to Beans and Brews and then run that route a few times. Strangely enough I found it to be a really pleasant and sight filled run also.

From ACorn on Mon, Apr 22, 2013 at 23:16:03 from

Nice run! I now know where to head when I need some added excitement on my runs.

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