Rob Murphy

October 21, 2018

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Location:

Salt Lake City,Ut,

Member Since:

Feb 11, 2010

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Other

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.

Personal:

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: 9.25 Month: 119.45 Year: 1820.16
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.250.000.000.0010.25

PM: Majestic 10.25 miles in the mountains. 8:45 average, pretty hilly.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
Comments
From Tom K on Wed, Apr 25, 2018 at 07:19:08 from 47.206.60.114

Majestic sounds really good. I'd like a majestic run someday. Are mountains required for that?

From Rob Murphy on Wed, Apr 25, 2018 at 08:32:56 from 163.248.33.220

Sometimes I have to remind myself to stop running because when you're gawking at the scenery while running, it's easy to trip. So you have to stop and take it in. This never happened to me when I lived in Florida. Although runs along the water are nice.

From Jason D on Wed, Apr 25, 2018 at 20:47:02 from 73.144.91.168

Everything in Utah is hilly, so I have to assume it is quite hilly. No hills here. Small grades people call hills.

I just noticed that you must have recently added "Winner 1985 Rod Dixon Run" to your side bar, which, other than the race reports, are the only accolades I have been able to pull from your blog. The other was a 10:17? 2-mile time trial from your military fitness test. You told me about that and how you met your wife.

From Rob Murphy on Wed, Apr 25, 2018 at 20:53:45 from 67.177.28.4

1:54 800, 4:01 1500, 15:06 5k, 31:55 10k on the track. Them's my PR's from my 20s in the 1980s.

From Rob Murphy on Wed, Apr 25, 2018 at 21:00:00 from 67.177.28.4

The Rod Dixon run was where we'd run a mile and drink a beer in under 10 minutes until we couldn't do it anymore or timed out. Timed out would be like coming through 5 laps in 51 minutes. I did 13.5 miles/beers in 1985. #pride

From Jason D on Wed, Apr 25, 2018 at 21:07:56 from 73.144.91.168

Thanks. I have always wondered, but I guess all I had to do was ask :-)

I tried to look up the run, but couldn't find anything but his famous quote makes this make sense. That is an impressive record.

From Rob Murphy on Wed, Apr 25, 2018 at 21:28:34 from 67.177.28.4

He was a great runner who loved his beer. I think the run was an invention of the Furman University cross country team.

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