Rob Murphy

February 25, 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: 15.00 Month: 167.53 Year: 370.39
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

Bummer. I'm going to have to come to grips with the fact that I'll be on the sidelines for a while.

I tried to run this morning. Started out easy around the block and felt no pain in the achilles for about 2 minutes. Then it was like someone flipped a switch and it felt as bad as ever. So I bagged the run and went to the gym. At the gym I tried to run on the treadmill with basically the same result.

So I did 6 miles on the eliptical in 48 minutes. The machine said I burned 960 calories, so maybe at least I won't get fat. My heart rate was up to 150 at the end so it was a pretty good workout. Walked one mile on the treadmill in 14 minutes after.

I think this definitely will alter my racing plans the rest of the Summer. I'll have to miss the Murray 5k on July 4th for the first time since moving to Utah in 2002. And the D News Marathon is definitely out.

I'm not sure why this happened. I finished a marathon 2 weeks ago with no indication of any problem. Took 3 days off after then started back slowly.... Who knows?

Actually, I think it may have been the beach running I did last week. Running on sand stretches the achilles excessively. I'm about to check out some advice at

pm: walked 2 miles so totals for the day are...

1 mile running

3 miles walking

6.25 miles on the elliptical

Back to my elipticle spelling issues. I once read that William Clark (of Lewis and Clark fame) spelled the word "mosquito" 39 different ways in The Journals of Lewis and Clark. No Deep Woods Off I guess.


Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
From Teena Marie on Sat, Jun 26, 2010 at 18:29:42 from

Rob --

You might want to PM Rivertonpaul (or at least check out his blog). He struggled with achilles problems for quite some time. He really dedicated himself to deep pool running when it wasn't healing w/other crosstraining (he did a lot of elliptical). He is coming off of injury really well now.

Best of luck!

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