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
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

am: 8.25 miles in 61 minutes with my cross country team. After practice we had the 6th Annual Alta Cross Country Team Breakfast at my house. My wife and my mom cooked breakfast for 40 high schoolers. This is quite a feat in our wee little Sugarhouse house.

pm: 5.25 miles in 34:52 on the treadmill. I felt no pain in the achilles at all on the treadmill. But it did hurt the last couple miles on the morning run.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
From Bret on Fri, Jul 30, 2010 at 09:05:14 from

Love the team breakfast thing...great for bonding and team building. Some of my best memories of hs cross country were the social parts - Surely this cannot rival the Bran Flakes breakfast run in Largo with Craig Virgin back in the day!

From RivertonPaul on Fri, Jul 30, 2010 at 11:38:21 from

Very cool. Kids are lucky to have you as a coach.

From dugco on Fri, Jul 30, 2010 at 16:20:00 from

Travis' XC squad did a midnight run and sleep over last Fri at his captain's house - was full moon and he said they tied glow sticks to their shoes and one of the guys had ipod and speakers in a backpack blaring through the woods - gotta love it.

Do you have 40 just on the boys' side? Looking like there will only be 8 or 9 on our varsity boys team and the girls will be lucky to field 7. Good athletes at small private schools get stretched very thin. Two of our best prospects from the middle school squad last year opted for football of all things - oh well.

From Rob Murphy on Fri, Jul 30, 2010 at 16:57:11 from

Doug - In the fall I'll have from 70 to 90 kids on the two teams. We are at the peak of family vacation season, scout camps, church camps etc. so 40 right now is a pretty low number. But the school has about 2600 kids in grades 10-12.I should be able to get a lot more out if I weren't such a hard ass.

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