Rob Murphy

March 24, 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.

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 U.S. History and other courses at Alta High School. I also coach the track and cross country teams at Alta.

Married, two kids - Abby and Andy

My Twitter  @murphy_rob

Miles:This week: 34.25 Month: 149.00 Year: 536.44
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

Six miles of ancillary training.

1 mile warm-up on the elliptical

225 floors on the stair master 

PM: 3.4 mile walk with Ann in 57 minutes. Pretty speedy for me as I'm not a good fast walker. We declared child #1 old enough to babysit child #2 while we go for walks. It's a good cheap date too.

Spent a lot of time working in the yard today and it looks pretty decent. I need a new hammock though and can't believe how expensive a decent one is. Mine was a father's day present about ten years ago.

I'll be sad when Andy stops using the word "lawnmower" as a verb. For example "dad don't lawnmower over that tennis ball".

By the way, "ancillary training" is the official coaching term for cross training.

Grilling some burgers now with some sweet potato fries and cold "soda pops". 

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
From Rob on Sun, Apr 29, 2012 at 18:58:48 from

We are in the situation of deciding when child 1 can babysit child 2 and 3. What age did you deam appropriate?

From Rob Murphy on Sun, Apr 29, 2012 at 19:07:05 from

11 and a half. Still wouldn't do dinner and a movie or anything like that. But a Sunday afternoon walk seems totally reasonable.

But responsibility is good for them right?

From Bret on Sun, Apr 29, 2012 at 19:39:18 from

Sounds like an all around very nice way to spend a Sunday.

From Lulu Walls on Sun, Apr 29, 2012 at 20:39:33 from

Thanks, ancillary is my new favorite word now. I have a about one more month of full-time ancillary-ing...

From steve ash on Sun, Apr 29, 2012 at 21:57:28 from

Rob, you always write some of the best blog entries. One of these days we should get together and enjoy one of those cold "soda pops" together:)

From Fritz on Sun, Apr 29, 2012 at 22:20:12 from

Looks like the majority of people in salt lake use the term "soda" with "pop" not far behind at #2. I don't know where the combo "soda pop" ranks.

Congrats to Abby for her promotion.

From Jon on Tue, May 01, 2012 at 21:08:12 from

Listen, Rob, I'm in the south now so have to say Soda or Soda Pop. Likewise, you need to transition over to just Pop.

From Steve on Tue, May 01, 2012 at 23:02:03 from

Ah, sweet potatoe fries...

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