Rob Murphy

August 08, 2020

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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: 61.85 Month: 70.10 Year: 1576.54
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

My standard day off two days before a marathon.

I'm coughing now. My family have all been sick all week and I have been able to avoid it. Now I'm worried. 

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
From Bret on Thu, May 19, 2011 at 14:56:21 from

You will not get sick at least until after the race - your training has conditioned your body not to permit illness before the race. Besides we already know that you can perform well even with pneumonia.

From Rob Murphy on Thu, May 19, 2011 at 16:51:33 from

Yeah, it's just a slight throat thing now so I don't think it will matter.

From Lily on Thu, May 19, 2011 at 16:55:40 from

Eeeek! Hope your throat feels better anyhow. Good luck!

From Laputka on Fri, May 20, 2011 at 01:19:51 from

Have a good race. I'm looking forward to reading your race report.

From Rob on Fri, May 20, 2011 at 01:47:31 from

Airborne, 3 times a day.

From Teena Marie on Fri, May 20, 2011 at 12:23:18 from

Hope to see you tomorrow!!!

You are going to kick some major trash!!! Go get it!!! :) :) :)

From Rob on Fri, May 20, 2011 at 13:07:29 from

Good luck Rob. Looks like some nice cool temps for you. If you get uncomfortable just imagine yourself sitting on an airplane in Couch for 20 hours. Your run will seem very enjoyable after that.

From Rob Murphy on Fri, May 20, 2011 at 15:15:42 from

Thanks everyone. Should have a race report up by noon tomorrow.

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