Rob Murphy

November 20, 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: 0.00 Month: 45.25 Year: 1253.17
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

This morning I ran 5 miles in 36:26. Threw in a handful of 20 to 30 second accelerations. My achilles felt the best it has since the injury. Just a little achy at the end, but I'll be able to race tomorrow.

Not that I'm in racing shape. I was still sore this morning which made me a little cranky. Hopefully some more rest today and a good nights sleep will help. Mostly I just don't feel right - I don't feel fast and smooth like you want to feel before a race. Cross training can definitely help maintain your aerobic fitness, but I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that nothing prepares you to run a race quite like running.

There, now that I have all my excuses out of the way (oh wait, one more - I've gained five pounds of flab in the last month), it's time to go race.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
From Teena Marie on Fri, Jul 23, 2010 at 11:53:37 from

Best of luck!

I'm sure you will do better than you think!!

Try and be a tad bit careful (if that is in you). :)

From Rob Murphy on Fri, Jul 23, 2010 at 12:09:33 from

Thanks Teena Marie, any racing for you tomorrow?

From Teena Marie on Fri, Jul 23, 2010 at 12:14:24 from

No way!!! :)

Actually, I have a really cool 20+ miler planned starting at midnight tonight/tomorrow under the almost full moon with Smooth and a couple of bodyguards!!

(We had to find a couple of guys who were willing to take shifts for us since no one seemed to want to run the whole 22 miles.)

I'm excited ... I have never run through the night. :)

From steve ash on Fri, Jul 23, 2010 at 12:18:06 from

Hey Rob, Good luck tomorrow, I hope to see you tomorrow.

From Rob Murphy on Fri, Jul 23, 2010 at 12:36:57 from

Steve - I'll definitely be hanging around the finish when you marathiners come in. Did you pick up your packet yet?

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