Rob Murphy

August 07, 2020

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Salt Lake City,Ut,

Member Since:

Feb 11, 2010



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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: 41.85 Month: 50.10 Year: 1556.54
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

Two easy miles.

Main workout today was a strength workout for about 45 minutes. Total of 125 push-ups. Lots of sit-ups and pull-ups. One set of dead lift with 155 lbs, back extensions, bent rows etc. Leg workout consisted of plyo jumps, leg press, leg extensions, leg curls, toe raises with 110 lbs.

I never lifted until about a year ago. I think it's a big reason why I've been able to increase the volume and intensity of my running without getting injured. It also makes me faster I think. I  think strength training is more important for over 40 runners like myself than it is for younger runners. I have to be careful though as I tend to be competitive with my lifting and have a tendency to overdo it.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
From steve ash on Fri, Mar 05, 2010 at 20:37:31 from

I think you are right about that Rob. I have a job that consists of repetitive lifting and squatting. Not real heavy stuff but enough to give my core muscles strength to balance and maintain good form. 125 pushups? Nice..

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