Rob Murphy

Salt Lake Track Club Winter 10k

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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: 8.00 Month: 110.20 Year: 313.06
Race: Salt Lake Track Club Winter 10k (6.21 Miles) 00:41:25
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance


Ugh! Definitely my least enjoyable race since my 2 disasterous marathons in 2012. I love racing and after 40 plus years of it, I'm pretty good at assessing my capabilities beforehand. Usually I finish within a few seconds of whatever I think I can run. Usually I enjoy the competition. But not today.

Mile 1 - 6:06

Mile 2 - 6:22

Mile 3 - 6:27

Mile 4 - 6:37 (from this point on, I had no positive thoughts. Only negative self-talk)

Mile 5 - 6:49

Mile 6 - 7:28 ( walked twice. Gave up)

.2 - 1:37

Might not be ready to race a quality 10k yet. They're hard to fake. Probably should have gone out in 6:20.

Of well, they can't all be winners. I shall live to fight another day.

PM: 2 mile jog/1 mile walk.


Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
From Jon on Sat, Feb 08, 2020 at 13:49:01 from

Bummer. Indeed- live and learn. Fight another day.

From Eva Splaine on Sat, Feb 08, 2020 at 15:28:22 from

How did you do in your age group this time?

I am sure with a time like that you must have placed high up.

Anyway, stay positive! :)

From Bret on Sat, Feb 08, 2020 at 16:03:59 from

Reasonably solid effort for most of the race Rob - but you’ve been at this a long time and they don’t always go as well as we’d like them to. Nice job and good perspective- you’ll get it on your next one.

From Vis on Sat, Feb 08, 2020 at 17:08:35 from

Sometimes getting to the starting line is a win.

From Rob Murphy on Sat, Feb 08, 2020 at 17:40:45 from

I really appreciate all the encouragement y'all.

From Eugene on Sun, Feb 09, 2020 at 07:27:05 from

absolutely right in that you can’t fake the 10k. nice job regardless, hopefully this was just fuel for the fire for you.

From Mike on Mon, Feb 10, 2020 at 07:18:04 from

Nice mindset at the end of "just move on to fight another day." I think that's what has made you such a lifelong racer. Not surprised you were a coach for so long.

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