Rob Murphy

November 14, 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

am: 100 laps in the pool in 58 minutes.

More cross training madness this afternoon. May hop on the treadmill for a few minutes?

pm: Ran one mile in about 9 minutes. No pain, but some stiffness and weakness - a good sign I guess.

3 miles on the elliptical in 23 minutes.

Then another half mile at about 7 mph.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
From Teena Marie on Wed, Jul 07, 2010 at 20:29:17 from

Great news about the lack of pain!

100 laps in 58 minutes? Dang you are fast at everything!

Nice workouts.

From Rob Murphy on Wed, Jul 07, 2010 at 21:02:10 from

Thanks Teena Marie. I noticed you are cranking out the cross training miles as well.

I need to stop the little mile runs. They accomplish little and set your recovery back. I've made a vow to avoid running for 14 days.

You won't believe this, but 4 years ago I was signed up for the Boston Marathon, in great shape, and screwed up my knee bad about 4 weeks before the race. All I could to was swim. On the Monday of the race I went to the gym and swam for two hours and fort-five minutes (my goal time for Boston). I did something like 300 laps.

My wife threatened to have me institutionalized.

From Teena Marie on Wed, Jul 07, 2010 at 21:16:15 from

My hubby has threatened to have me locked up on several occasions as well!!! He just hasn't had the heart to do it yet (we have been best friends since we were 12). =)

What is it about the Boston Marathon? I was on track for my best race ever until 3 weeks prior guntime. I wasn't crazy enough to swim to my sub 3:30 goal though!

14 days no-running? Dang, I thought I was being disciplined by vowing to 7.

From Rob Murphy on Wed, Jul 07, 2010 at 21:44:42 from

I think people get hyper about Boston and make poor training decisions.

From Teena Marie on Thu, Jul 08, 2010 at 13:42:10 from


(At least I know I did -- unintentionally, of course.)

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