Rob Murphy

June 20, 2018

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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: 34.05 Month: 142.60 Year: 1157.49
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

AM: 2 mile walk. Beautiful morning. I would have liked to have done more.

PM: 2.25 mile walk to the gym and back. Weight lifting and core at the halfway point.

22 endurance "superfoods" according to Matt Fitzgerald. In alphabetical order. 

almonds, bananas, beets, black beans, brown rice, cherries, coffee, corn, eggs, garlic, olive oil, peanut butter, potatoes, red wine, salmon, spinach, sweet potatoes, tea, teff (don't know what that is!), tomatoes, tuna, yogurt.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
From Jason D on Mon, Mar 20, 2017 at 19:26:45 from

I love this list. Teff is a grain popular among African runners (and now American runners). I'd like to see quinoa on there.

From Jon on Sat, Mar 25, 2017 at 14:12:03 from

I just listened to an interview with Matt talking about his first 50 miler and how it compares to road marathons. Fun to hear his perspective. He was sufficiently humbled by the race.

From Rob Murphy on Sat, Mar 25, 2017 at 15:46:23 from

Occasionally I differ with him but there is no one out there besides Matt who writes consistently useful stuff for the serious endurance athlete.

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