Rob Murphy

July 23, 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: 4.50 Month: 67.00 Year: 830.85
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

Seven easy miles with some fast striders at the end.

It was a great night for the Alta cross country girls. They finished 3rd out of 37 teams at the Murray Invitational. 4A Ogden and 5A Davis beat us, but we are closing the gap.

I had only a 21 second gap between my #1 and #5 runners. My 1, 2, and 3 ran 19:03, 19:04, and 19:05 on the 3 mile course. How's that for a tight grouping?

Got in a wreck on my way home from the meet at about 8 pm last night. Rear ended as I stopped for pedestrians in a cross walk. My 1994 Accord might be totaled though. Sad. Ann and the kids came and got me as the wrecker was towing my car - both kids were crying over the death of the "put-put" as they call my car.

It was a car load of teenage girls who hit me. My own students no less! I knew they hated me but...

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
From Jon on Sat, Sep 11, 2010 at 09:49:20 from

That stinks- hope everything ends up ok.

From Bret on Sat, Sep 11, 2010 at 19:55:46 from

Bad luck on the car wreck - hope no one was injured. Great results from your girl's team! So they run 3 miles instead of 5k?

From jtshad on Sat, Sep 11, 2010 at 20:12:33 from

Sorry about the accident, I hope everyone is ok, that is more important than a car.

From Rob Murphy on Sun, Sep 12, 2010 at 19:00:57 from

Thanks guys - yeah, everyone was ok. The paramedics came and shined lights in my eyes and asked questions like "if I have 2 quarters and a dime, how much money do I have"? My chest is still sore from the seatbelt. But that's it.

The girl who hit me was really embarassed to have crunched her teachers car. I'll have to go easy on her in class for a while!

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