Rob Murphy

October 15, 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: 11.75 Month: 64.50 Year: 1177.31
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

am: 7 miles in 55 minutes around Sugarhouse Park. Included a handful of hard 20 to 30 second efforts. I will try to get in another workout before the cross country meet this evening.

pm: Met up with Steve Ashbaker in the gully for the Alta Cross Country teams "gully long run". Actually only 6.5 miles, but a tough, hilly run.

At our pre region meet my girls nipped the American Fork girls 32-36 to finish first in our seven team region.. Looks like it's going to be a dogfight between our two teams all year. 

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
From Bret on Wed, Sep 01, 2010 at 09:26:38 from

Are you still doing the half-marathon race this weekend Rob?

From Rob Murphy on Wed, Sep 01, 2010 at 10:31:36 from

Yes, the Pocatello Half this Saturday. Heading up on Friday.

Jeff Shadley ran a marathon last Saturday in 2:48. "Takin' it easy" he told me. Now if he beats me this Saturday I'll feel even more pathetic.

From RivertonPaul on Wed, Sep 01, 2010 at 12:09:54 from

Good luck at the meet.

From jtshad on Wed, Sep 01, 2010 at 12:12:46 from

Dang, you throw down a challenge...I thought we would be running buddies now we are competitors! ;-)

Looking forward to running with you! See you on Friday/Saturday!

From Rob Murphy on Wed, Sep 01, 2010 at 12:28:46 from

Jeff, I'm not going to start talking trash on the blog or making jokes about your mama.

Really though, I generally consider myself capable of running in the 1:17 to 1:18 range on a flat course. But I'm not sure about Saturday. Injury and inconsistency have been a problem. But I'm feeling pretty good now and have managed some pretty decent workouts lately.

We will see.

From jtshad on Wed, Sep 01, 2010 at 15:01:49 from

What about my momma? Just busting your chops, no worries my friend!

Let's work together and get your goals or better! I ran this a couple of years ago in 1:15:30ish so it can be a fast course.

From baldnspicy on Wed, Sep 01, 2010 at 21:29:05 from

Good luck, Rob! I'll look forward to the race report. You're a speedy guy. I'm sure you can take Jeff. Don't tell him I said that, though. :-)

From steve ash on Thu, Sep 02, 2010 at 13:36:22 from

Thanks for the run and the company yesterday Rob. By the way, I met up with a guy this morning who is 50 and has run 2:21 back east. We talked for a bit, nice guy but I got the feeling he was enjoying his early morning solitude so I went the other way after awhile. But I hope I meet up again with him as I would really like to get a club formed here in Sandy like we talked about.

No discredit at all to Jeff, but I do think you can pull this one off. If Jeff had not run a marathon recently I think you would have more of a struggle. A real battle to the finish. Good luck buddy..

From Rob Murphy on Thu, Sep 02, 2010 at 14:39:38 from

Thanks Steve. Honestly, I'm just looking forward to some good competition with some different guys than here in Utah. If anyone can pull off a speedy half the week after a marathon it would be Jeff. I know I couldn't do it, but with the miles Jeff runs I think he can.

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