Rob Murphy

Sandy Classic 5k

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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: 50.00 Month: 100.25 Year: 1918.06
Race: Sandy Classic 5k (3.11 Miles) 00:18:24, Place overall: 6, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

Pretty good race today. Splits were 5:58, 5:48, 6:01 and whatever for the .1

5ks - used to run them practically every summer weekend. Now, not so much. It's a hard race if you run it right. Of course that's true of every race, but 5ks seem different to me.

I'll run Draper Days in a couple weeks and see if I can dip under 18. It's a much faster course than the Sandy Classic.

I ran 4 seconds faster than two years ago when I was a youngster of 48. So this is my Sandy Classic PR.

Late AM: 1 mile walk in the Highland Park 4th of July Parade. Run through the fire hose after.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
From Bret on Sat, Jul 04, 2015 at 08:52:33 from

Nice job - Rob. I actually think 5ks are much harder to race than the longer distances as we age. Well done to average under 6 per mile.

From Rob Murphy on Sat, Jul 04, 2015 at 09:14:53 from

Thanks Bret. I agree about the 5ks. Maybe means we should run them more often?

From Bob on Sat, Jul 04, 2015 at 09:59:24 from

Solid running there pops!

From MarkS on Sat, Jul 04, 2015 at 10:13:37 from

Great race!

Congrats on the PR.

Glad to see you are getting faster with age. :)

It sounds like you are really in terrific shape.

I am hoping to be able to run a couple of 5K toward the end of the summer if my ankle heals. It would be fun to run one with you.

From Rob Murphy on Sat, Jul 04, 2015 at 10:47:15 from

I heard there's good news on that Front Mark. Are you doing any cross training?

From MarkS on Sat, Jul 04, 2015 at 10:51:39 from

I have been doing a lot of core and hopefully will be getting back to swimming soon.

From SlowJoe on Sat, Jul 04, 2015 at 11:14:06 from

Course PR, nice work. 5k is definitely a special kind of pain...

From jtshad on Sat, Jul 04, 2015 at 13:38:57 from

Good run old man!

From Steve on Sat, Jul 04, 2015 at 16:18:21 from


From Teena Marie on Sat, Jul 04, 2015 at 21:48:16 from

That is some serious speed!!!! Whatever you are doing ... WOW!!!

Congrats and Happy 4th to the Murphys! :-)

From Jason D on Sun, Jul 05, 2015 at 15:09:05 from

Good race, Rob. Like most people say, you have to run at least two close together. Maybe more.

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