Rob Murphy

August 20, 2019

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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: 1.00 Month: 62.11 Year: 923.96
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

Six miles in 42:50 around the wood chip trail at Liberty Park. Wanted to avoid hills. Pain in the achilles kicked in at around a half mile and sort of got worse and worse until about 3 miles. Then the pain either lessened or I got used to it I'm not sure which. Anyway, the last two miles were actually fairly enjoyable running at about 6:30 pace.

Didn't feel any loss of aerobic fitness after my month of almost no running so the cross training has paid off I think. Definitely a decline in neuromuscular fitness though as I don't feel nearly as smooth as I did before the injury. "Smooth" is a vague concept I realize, maybe running economy would be better?

Finished up with 2 miles on the elliptical in 15 minutes.

I think I might give the 10k at Deseret News a try next Saturday.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
From allie on Sat, Jul 17, 2010 at 15:17:11 from

glad to hear things are looking up. good luck if you end up doing des news.

From Mark on Sat, Jul 17, 2010 at 16:17:24 from

That's great your legs are getting back to normal. Sounds like the cross training paid off.

Can't believe Deseret races are in just one week!

From steve ash on Sat, Jul 17, 2010 at 18:42:50 from

Glad to hear that but be careful man.. How does it feel after that run now?

From Rob Murphy on Sat, Jul 17, 2010 at 20:48:32 from

Thanks Allie, Mark, and Steve. You guys are great. Mark, I'll still drive you over the marathon course Thursday or Friday if you want.

From Scott Ensign on Sat, Jul 17, 2010 at 22:15:02 from

glad the achilles is feeling better. hope to see you Saturday!

From Teena Marie on Sun, Jul 18, 2010 at 10:50:47 from

Crazy or hardcore??? Hmmmm??? Likely both. So how is the achilles feeling?

(Any chance you have put a heel lift in your shoe to reduce some of the impact until it heals?)

From Rob Murphy on Sun, Jul 18, 2010 at 10:59:10 from

Teena Narie - yes, I have thrown a couple Dr. Schoals heel inserts into my shoes and they seem to help some. I need to experiment with something a little better.

I just really want to do Deseret News this Sat. I've never missed it since moving to Utah and I really love the race. After the race, I'll be content to rest and heal.

From Teena Marie on Sun, Jul 18, 2010 at 11:06:25 from

Then you know all about those first two steep downhill miles!! :) :) :)

(Albeit, uphill would likely be worse.)

Most podiatrist sell decent inserts for about $7. I think our clinic sells them for $12. My podiatrist cuts out his own and gives them to his patients for free. Nice! I have never seen the Scholl's inserts.

I rely far too much on quick fixes to get me through training seasons, races, etc. I'm trying to get away from that, but I will throw it out there anyway: Have you tried any kinesio taping?

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