Rob Murphy

August 04, 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: 17.30 Month: 25.55 Year: 1531.99
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

Well that felt good. First "hard" workout in a while.

1 mile warm-up

9.35 miles in 60 minutes

.65 cool down

I haven't done anything faster than 7:30 pace really for quite a while, so I was being conservative. I was happily surprised at how relatively easy it seemed. Maybe the day off yesterday helped..

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
From allie on Fri, Oct 29, 2010 at 21:08:46 from

very nice workout. love the new picture!

From Rob Murphy on Fri, Oct 29, 2010 at 21:16:28 from

Allie - if you like the picture you should go to The Onion ( and type New York Marathon into the search box... it will take you to an article entitled "New York Marathon Winner Tests Positive For Performance Enhancing Horse".

I was weeping with laughter.

From Colby Park on Sat, Oct 30, 2010 at 01:43:22 from

hey Rob,

do you generally ease up a little bit in the winters because of the weather? I know there were a lot of early mornings that never look fun to run in back in Utah. I am trying to stay positive and motivated this winter so I can continue to improve for the Rome.If anything, I will be doing more and more...

From Rob Murphy on Sat, Oct 30, 2010 at 07:21:25 from

Colby, I would say that just as you need to build recovery days and rest days into your weekly schedule, you also need to incluid recovery months into your annual schedule. For me, late fall and early winter works best.

If I still lived in Florida, where I grew up, I'd be in my most intense part of the year now since their prime racing season is in the winter. Italy has that Meditterranean climate similar to Southern California right? So I would guess that the winter months are the best to train hard.

From Colby Park on Sat, Oct 30, 2010 at 08:48:08 from

I am not exactly sure, we are still in the northern part of italy. Just about half an hour inland from Venice. From what I hear it will snow, but it isn't like a Utah winter. We'll see.

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