Rob Murphy

January 25, 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: 35.75 Month: 159.50 Year: 159.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

am: I began the process of redeeming myself this morning. Made it to the gym at 4:30 (let me say, this is the time to go to 24 Hour Fitness) and ran 11 miles in 1:16. Plan to do more later.

pm: 4.25 miles over lunch in about 30 minutes. 

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
From Fritz on Wed, Jan 12, 2011 at 10:59:31 from

After 2 days off I am surprised you were able to make it that far. :) I probably arrived an hour after you left.

From TexasLindsey on Wed, Jan 12, 2011 at 12:07:47 from

Rob, I could use your advice about this very thing. I am currently going on 6 days in a row without running. First it was being sick, now it's the cold weahter and lack of 1-babysitting, 2- gym membership, 3- treadmill. It's a downward spiral.

I know I'm going to pull myself out of this funk. I'll find a way to get out there running again. I've just got to toughen up and do it.

But my question is, how much fitness have will I have lost after a week of not running? What milage should I resume? I ran about 40 miles the week before I stopped. My last long run was Jan 1st. I did 15 miles.

My running group is doing 17 miles this Saturday. If I run today, tomorrow, and Friday, do you think I could pick up where I left off and do 17?

You have given me such great advice in the past.

From Steve on Wed, Jan 12, 2011 at 12:30:30 from

More later? Thats enough, make it stop..

From Rob Murphy on Wed, Jan 12, 2011 at 12:30:33 from

Hey Lindsey - I was definitely being a little bit dramatic about my two consecutive days off. Your week off will impact you more psychologically than physically. Your funk will lift with your first good run.

Just take it a little easier on the first day or two back.

I'm going to be down in Austin at the end of January to run the Austin 3M Half Marathon. Looking forward to some warm weather!

From TexasLindsey on Wed, Jan 12, 2011 at 14:04:46 from

Before my funk, I was considering that race myself. I was looking for a reason to go to Austin. My husband's sister lives there, so we get to stay for free and free babysitting.

I was trying to decide whether to run the 3M this month, the Austin Marathon in Feb, or the Zooma half marathon in April.

From Rob Murphy on Wed, Jan 12, 2011 at 14:59:03 from

Everyone goes through periods like this with their running. Sometimes forced time off is even good for you. Takes care of any little aches and pains you might have had and you return mentally recharged.

Bummer about the race. It's always fun to meet others from the blog. Let me know if you change your mind.

From Jon on Thu, Jan 13, 2011 at 20:01:00 from

Just when I thought you couldn't possibly be any dumber, you go and do something like this... and totally redeem yourself!

(bonus pts if you can name the movie)

I was always amazed at Planet Fitness how it was empty at 4:30 am (only a couple retired people walking on treadmills- when I'm retired, I sure as heck ain't gonna wake up at 4:30), still almost empty at 5:15, but by 5:30-5:45 the place was packed.

From Rob Murphy on Thu, Jan 13, 2011 at 21:09:39 from

Dumb and Dumber

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