Rob Murphy

November 17, 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
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Two runs today. I was out the door at 5 am for an easy six. Then ran seven in the afternoon in the Dimple Dell gully in Sandy with some of my team - Ryan Fuller, Griffin Long, and Brandon Gardenhire. Very cold and rainy, changing to sleet, the whole way. Very hard core! We congratulated ourselves for our dedication when we finished.

One more thing... I recived in the mail today a book called "Be Fit or Be Damned" by the legendary Australian coach Percy Cerutty. It was written in 1967 and is out of print, so I paid a ridiculous amount for it on Amazon. But I'm a schoolteacher, so it's not a problem. Its cramed full of old school wisdom and Cerutty's "stotan" (stoic + spartan) philosophy.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
From steve ash on Tue, Mar 09, 2010 at 21:06:45 from

Yeah, it takes dedication and especially on days like this! Doubles are kinda tricky to get used to, but have been pretty effective for me. It was only when I ran doubles in my build up did I ever PR. That is as long as I didn't crash with too much speed and over train. LOl!

From Rob Murphy on Tue, Mar 09, 2010 at 21:43:09 from

I can tell I'm gonna love this book. The man is a quote machine - always appreciated by high school coaches like myself. From the books dedication page... "This book is dedicated to all those who, realising that modern man, whilst becoming increasingly economically richer, is becoming increasingly physically unfitter. The dedication, then, is to all those who would do something about it before there unfitness spoils the possibility of their enjoyment of the life they have helped create, or it becomes too late to do anything about it at all".

From steve ash on Wed, Mar 10, 2010 at 11:20:55 from

I don't know much about the man except he was quite the taskmaster at times but he had some great success stories. Are his training philosophies anything like Arthur Lydiard's? This may be a good one to read next I think as I have been looking for some new material lately anyway.

From Rob Murphy on Wed, Mar 10, 2010 at 12:47:15 from

Steve, I'd be glad to lend it to you when I'm done. You can swing by Alta High some day.

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