Rob Murphy

Draper Days 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. 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: 5.00 Month: 45.75 Year: 809.60
Race: Draper Days 5k (3.11 Miles) 00:17:59, Place overall: 20, Place in age division: 2
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

* Official race results may record an 18:00 time :-) I haven't seen them and can sometimes have a quick watch finger at finish lines.

Mile 1 - 5:48

Mile 2 - 5:36

Mile 3 - 5:55 (wimpy)

.1 - 40

Beautiful morning. Perfect race conditions. Raced fairly well but tucked in behind a runner from Ogden High School on the third mile when I should have pushed it a little harder. Fourth master I think behind Mark, Sasha, and Dennis. I know Dennis ran 17:30, not sure about Mark and Sasha.

2 mile warm-up and 7.5 miles in the gully on the way home.

Correction...Sixth master behind the guys I mentioned and some guys I've never heard of.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
From MarkS on Sat, Jul 18, 2015 at 10:28:40 from

Congrats on going under 18:00.

I would love to be able to do that again someday.

From Mark on Sat, Jul 18, 2015 at 10:38:35 from

Nice strong race Rob!

From Sasha Pachev on Sat, Jul 18, 2015 at 12:40:02 from

Craig Green ran around 16:41, then Dan Crooker around 17:10, then Mark 17:21, and me 17:22. The geriatrics research subjects group was competitive today. Congratulations on a solid time!

From Bret on Sat, Jul 18, 2015 at 16:55:21 from

Over 50 and under 18. Sweet. Nice job.

From jtshad on Sat, Jul 18, 2015 at 16:58:48 from

Strong race! Nicely done!

From Drew on Sat, Jul 18, 2015 at 18:35:55 from

Nice time, Rob. At 50 you would win a lot of Florida 5ks flat out.

From Jon on Sat, Jul 18, 2015 at 19:03:14 from

Sub 18 for sure. Nice job.

From Jason D on Sat, Jul 18, 2015 at 19:24:05 from

25 seconds faster than two weeks ago. Keep rolling!

From Rob Murphy on Sat, Jul 18, 2015 at 19:27:44 from

Everyone - thanks for the encouragement! That's why I love this blog.

From Steve on Sat, Jul 18, 2015 at 20:49:48 from

Good race Rob. Seeing so many masters running again makes me want to shake off the dust and do some road racing.

From Matt Schreiber on Sat, Jul 18, 2015 at 22:18:58 from

Very competitve group! Congrats on going under 18. Next time smoke that HS kid! :)

From steve ash on Sun, Jul 19, 2015 at 14:57:36 from

Congratulations Rob, Great time man.

From Jake K on Mon, Jul 20, 2015 at 18:52:47 from

Stupid "official" results! :-)

If you had shaved your head and worn shorter shorts, that would have got you at least two seconds. In any case, seems like you are on a nice trajectory.

From Rob Murphy on Mon, Jul 20, 2015 at 18:54:31 from

Shorter shorts - not possible.

From Jon on Mon, Jul 20, 2015 at 19:29:42 from

[desperately trying to scrub brain of picture of Rob in shorter shorts]

From Rob Murphy on Mon, Jul 20, 2015 at 19:35:48 from

I got me a pair of BOA American flag shorts. Ordered the "large" but I'd hate to see the smalls.

From Jon on Mon, Jul 20, 2015 at 20:07:07 from

My ugly green short shorts are size 36-38 waist. My normal waist size is 32. That's part of the fun- at any time, a gentle tug or whiff of breeze could send them falling. Gives you incentive to run faster.

From Jake K on Mon, Jul 20, 2015 at 20:12:16 from

I have the smalls. I found that you can't wear them hiking, or in any situation where someone could potentially be looking up at you. Or at any point where you are more than one ounce above ideal racing weight.

From Rob Murphy on Mon, Jul 20, 2015 at 20:13:22 from

Or, realistically, in any situation if you had an ounce of modesty.

From Jake K on Mon, Jul 20, 2015 at 20:15:16 from

True point. I haven't worn mine in over two years.

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