Rob Murphy

July 17, 2019

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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: 5.00 Month: 45.75 Year: 809.60
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

PM: 6.25 miles on the Pipeline Trail

I'm having surgery on my knee on May 23 to chop out pieces of my torn and frayed right meniscus. Dr. Aoki seems certain it will do a lot of good and that the pain in my knee would subside and the range of motion will return. He said I should be able to do more explosive/dynamic movements again. On the downside, I will have less meniscus for the rest of my life and I will probably have to do some thinking about how to balance activity over the long run so that I can continue to do what I want to do - train and race. I will have to make some compromises.

So, mostly good news.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
From Vis on Wed, Apr 24, 2019 at 18:54:46 from

Mostly good to hear.:)

From Jason D on Wed, Apr 24, 2019 at 19:35:35 from

That does sound like good news. That seems like a pretty quick turnaround time to get you in as well.

From Jon on Wed, Apr 24, 2019 at 22:35:10 from

Is it nice to have a path forward?

From jtshad on Thu, Apr 25, 2019 at 07:45:53 from

Good to have a direction to remedy the pain and hopefully the problem.

Hope to catch up with you next weekend, we will be coming down to get Justin after the completion of his first year at Westminster, you around?

From Bret on Thu, Apr 25, 2019 at 07:48:40 from

Good news. That sounds like a reasonable approach and remedy - hopefully you will be back out and running pain free with a quick recovery. Good Luck!

From Rob Murphy on Thu, Apr 25, 2019 at 13:37:53 from

As I understand it, the downside is that I will have less meniscus. The meniscus is basically a shock-absorbing ring of tissue in the knee so although the surgery should solve the immediate problem, I will have less of this material going forward so a greater chance of re-injury if I continue the same level of activity.

From Eva Splaine on Thu, Apr 25, 2019 at 15:40:49 from

Maybe reducing downhill running will help prevent re-injury.

From Rob Murphy on Thu, Apr 25, 2019 at 21:57:09 from

You're exactly right Eva.

From Nora Jo on Fri, Apr 26, 2019 at 03:48:26 from

Refocusing has many benefits. Glad that running can remain a part of your routine!

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