Rob Murphy

Ogden Half Marathon

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Salt Lake City,Ut,

Member Since:

Feb 11, 2010



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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: 0.00 Month: 39.50 Year: 643.50
Race: Ogden Half Marathon (13.1 Miles) 01:22:30, Place overall: 20, Place in age division: 3
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

Maybe the most miserable race I've ever run??? Cold, torrential rain, strong headwind. Suffering from hypothermia at the end. Pleased with time considering the conditions. I feel really bad for people on this blog who ran or are running the full.

My right knee and right hamstring were not cooperating after mile 5 and that kept me from pushing harder when my other body parts wanted to. I'll have to figure that out in future races this year. On a positive note, my hip felt great.

Splits - 6:28, 6:15, 6:08, 6:20, 5:55, 6:18, 6:24, 6:19, 6:06, 6:21, 6:25, 6:25, 6:39, .34

One more note. In the 2 years since I've run a serious road race people have started wearing these fat shoes that look like pancakes. I don't know how good they are but they look really slow and dorky.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
From Bret on Sat, May 21, 2016 at 09:46:31 from

That's a really - very good result all things considered Rob. Nice consistency in your splits too. Well done.

From Rob Murphy on Sat, May 21, 2016 at 09:48:59 from

Thanks so much Bret. It was a mental battle today.

From allie on Sat, May 21, 2016 at 10:22:51 from

ogden '13 and '15 were the same way! crazy to have so many bad luck weather days over years.

sorry it was a tough day, but nice job racing through it for a good time. i hope you are warming up now. coffee, hot tub, maybe both at the same time.

From Rob Murphy on Sat, May 21, 2016 at 10:31:19 from

Yes! 12 pm check out is nice. I did all that plus a nap. Heading home now. The bag pick-up wasn't ready when I finished and I had to stand there shaking and teeth chattering for almost 30 minutes. When I got to my car I was shaking uncontrollably. Had to wait for that to stop before I could drive!

From jtshad on Sat, May 21, 2016 at 11:09:36 from

Good race especially with the conditions. Hope you warm up...then have a beer!

Good run, sorry the weather was so bad.

From Jon on Sat, May 21, 2016 at 13:01:52 from

Ogden seems to have good weather before and after, not during. Still a good time, and great news about your hip.

From Laputka on Sat, May 21, 2016 at 18:05:12 from

Congratulations Rob. I um ... started running the full but I was picked up by a Sheriff at the halfway point and taken to a fire station, shaking uncontrollably. There were 6 of us that got fire house treatment. Nasty!

From Rob Murphy on Sat, May 21, 2016 at 18:22:36 from

Sorry about that Michael. When you're underdressed and not carrying much body fat, that is a real risk.Very hard to run a marathon when you're body is working so hard at temperature regulation.

From Jake K on Sun, May 22, 2016 at 10:08:28 from

This was the radar when I woke up yesterday:

I took a screenshot for your race report, and then went back to sleep!

From Steve on Sun, May 22, 2016 at 18:16:01 from

Awesome race Rob. Good to see you have a good run.

From RileyCook on Mon, May 23, 2016 at 10:46:47 from

Great race Rob! Someone needs to remove the weather curse from this race! I feel bad for the organizers, as the weather is really hurting their brand.

From Bob on Mon, May 23, 2016 at 12:47:19 from

Hey, a solid result given the combination of weather conditions and your age.

From Jason D on Wed, May 25, 2016 at 17:32:05 from

Good race, Rob. I'm guessing no Bjorkland half this year or yes? I know you have your trail race and I'm just guessing you timed the annual trip around that.

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