Rob Murphy

August 11, 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

On the treadmill, 1.5% incline...

2 mile warm-up

9 miles in 53:30

1 mile cool down 

Odd thing about my sore, achy knees. They seem to hurt a lot less when I run fast. So I'm going to do that at Boston. 

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
From Rob on Thu, Mar 29, 2012 at 13:47:09 from

I've never heard of a Kenyan with hurt knees. Good plan!

From Rob Murphy on Thu, Mar 29, 2012 at 14:02:56 from

Seriously, while I was warming up at 9 minute pace they really hurt. As soon as I jacked it up to 6 minute pace, no pain.

From allie on Thu, Mar 29, 2012 at 16:11:35 from

the same thing happens to me every time run in the low 6's. everything feels good. too bad i can't run around like that all the time.

sound strategy for boston...

From Jake K on Thu, Mar 29, 2012 at 16:27:43 from

i had some problems with runner's knee earlier this winter... it only bothered me when i was running slow... on workouts it would always feel completely normal

From Jake K on Fri, Mar 30, 2012 at 12:52:50 from

Alberto Salazar has an autobiography coming out. I read an excerpt in RW last night. Probably going to be a good read. And yes I guess I am saying I got something positive out of reading Runners World, in-between the ads for obstacle course race.

From Rob Murphy on Fri, Mar 30, 2012 at 15:04:00 from

The journalism in Runner's World is very good. The long pieces they have done recently on Scott Jurek and Frank Shorter have been excellent. I

From Jake K on Fri, Mar 30, 2012 at 15:05:21 from

Yeah I've been surprised by that magazine - there is usually one article that makes me flip back to the cover and confirm that I am actually reading runners world and not running times.

From Wesley Hunt on Sat, Mar 31, 2012 at 06:34:37 from

Blood flow? Nice game plan for Boston: Run fast...

Have a great spring break with your family. You're probably heading into your taper anyway, so take advantage of it.

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