Rob Murphy

Deseret News 10k

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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: 21.25 Month: 131.60 Year: 383.60
Race: Deseret News 10k (6.21 Miles) 00:37:10, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

Today was my 12th time running this race and my slowest time since 2004. The dropoff from 35:42 in 2016 to 37:10 today is too much. I did win my age group and managed 3rd overall in the masters division.

Decided to add a more positive note. After almost 40 years of consistent racing, racing is just as fun and rewarding as it has ever been. I love everything about it, especially the hundreds of mental calculations you make during a fast race. I'll be 54 in a couple months and I need to be realistic about where my times are going to go from here. I'm grateful to have found a training/racing balance that works for me and I'm especially grateful that I'm able to compete on a regular basis.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
From jtshad on Tue, Jul 24, 2018 at 09:32:50 from

Still a good time (for an old guy!). Congrats on the placement, sorry you are disappointed with the time.

From Bret on Tue, Jul 24, 2018 at 12:09:21 from

Were you wearing your Nike Vaporfly's? If not, perhaps we have a solution! :)

Nice job Rob. You have high standards for yourself - but that's still a great time.

From Bob on Tue, Jul 24, 2018 at 12:10:31 from

I'd take that time for a 10K at our age all day any day. Congrats.

From allie on Tue, Jul 24, 2018 at 12:45:09 from

nice job. happy pioneer day

From Martin on Tue, Jul 24, 2018 at 14:23:38 from

Congratulations! Very fast still!

From Jason D on Tue, Jul 24, 2018 at 20:58:37 from

Well done, Rob.

From Nora Jo on Sat, Jul 28, 2018 at 07:07:39 from

Much to be proud about Rob!

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