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


10. Close driving proximity to about 15 National Parks.

9. Fish tacos at Lone Star on Fort Union Blvd.

8. The Red Iguana (

7. Jerry Sloan. I've decided to replace the coach with the new Epic Brewery downtown.

6. Trail running at Alta.

5. The Fabulous Alta Peruvian Lodge.

4. Train stuff - Heber Valley Railroad, Golden Spike National Monument.

3. The Utah running scene and people.

2. City Creek Canyon.

1. "Quirky" state history. 

I posted this list because I have had several conversations lately with friends from out of state where the "why do you live in Utah" question came up. I would say that these are the little things (except #3 and #10 - those are pretty big for me) I like most about Utah. 

Oh yeah, my run. Just an easy seven with six 1 minute efforts at about 5:30 pace to loosen up a bit for the SLTC Winter 15k tomorrow.

Only one week until the USATF Masters Indoor T&F Championships in Albuquerque. I'll be running the mile and the 3000. A huge change from my normal routine! I'll probably reduce my mileage down to 30 or 40, focusing on rest and speed.

Steve Anderson will be joining me as well along with my good high school friend and Best Man at my wedding, Doug Covert from Tallahassee Fl. Doug is a sprinter and will be running the 200 and 400. It will be fun seeing all us old guys trying to run fast. And, believe it or not, I haven't seen Doug since July 2, 1994 - the day I got married. Although we have kept in touch it will be great to reacquaint in person.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
From dugco on Fri, Feb 25, 2011 at 16:35:22 from

Good Grief! Seems like only yesterday... 17 years ago?! At least this interweb thingy rocks.

I'll have to come up with a list for Tallahassee... not Florida in general, but Tally rocks!

From Rob Murphy on Fri, Feb 25, 2011 at 16:41:20 from

Did you see the Tallahassee quote on The Office last night?

From allie on Fri, Feb 25, 2011 at 17:35:38 from

great list, and +1 for red iguana.

From dugco on Fri, Feb 25, 2011 at 17:47:18 from

No TV last night - was hammering the final pieces of quarter-round on the flooring and installing more window blinds. Nothing but touch-up remains - whew.

Were they respectful, or more rude alligator cracks? That's Gainesville, people!

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