Rob Murphy

Snow Joke Half Marathon

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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: 15.55 Month: 85.65 Year: 1592.09
Race: Snow Joke Half Marathon (13.1 Miles) 01:31:38, Place overall: 31, Place in age division: 5
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

6:55, 6:47, 6:54, 6:57, 6:46, 6:52, 7:26, 7:07, 7:21, 7:30, 7:09, 6:53, 6:38

I ran the Snow Joke half marathon in Seeley Lake Montana today. The course turned into an ice rink about halfway in and I was wearing the worst possible shoes. Finally returned to the plowed road with a mile to go and I was able to at least run one mile split in what was my goal for the whole race. Had I known about the course, I would have run the first 5 miles at 6:25 pace.

I did finish 5th in the 40-99 year old age group though. Imagine being the 93 year-old dude who finishes a half marathon and you're all fired up about winning your age group but then you lose to your grandson. Gotta love small town races!

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
From Jason D on Sat, Feb 29, 2020 at 20:53:22 from

Looks like the racing is clipping along nicely!

From Jon on Mon, Mar 02, 2020 at 12:17:19 from

Were you in Montana just for this race?

From Bret on Mon, Mar 02, 2020 at 12:38:30 from

Nice running under less than ideal conditions Rob. I assume no one 93 years old beat you today! :)

From Rob Murphy on Mon, Mar 02, 2020 at 18:11:51 from

Jon - I had a 3 day weekend so I went up to visit Abby. The race was just a bonus!

Happily nobody older than me beat me Bret.

From Jon on Mon, Mar 02, 2020 at 20:00:49 from

Rob, where is Abby living these days? I missed any updates on that.

From Rob Murphy on Tue, Mar 03, 2020 at 08:12:24 from

She's a freshman at the University of Montana.

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