Rob Murphy

July 18, 2018

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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: 28.75 Month: 110.86 Year: 1320.85
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

AM: 10 mile bike ride at Sugar House Park during practice.

PM: 5 miles around Liberty Park. I also stopped neglecting my neglected striders. 6 of them.

I went into school today and told them that this would be my last year coaching. 22 years is a long time but the main reason is that I'm not getting kids, especially girls out for cross country anymore. I'm not connecting with kids the way I used to. It's also true that coaching cross country, especially the way it's done in Utah, is becomming a full time job and I'm just running out of energy. Maybe after a 2 or 3 year break I'll feel like doing it again.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
From Rob Murphy on Thu, Aug 10, 2017 at 19:08:15 from

Wow. Thanks for that Eva!

From Jon on Thu, Aug 10, 2017 at 20:17:17 from

Wow, big change in your life.

How can a HS cross country coach be a full time job? I'm assuming it doesn't pay that well.

From jtshad on Sun, Aug 13, 2017 at 12:33:37 from

Sorry about the frustration for you at work as well. You have poured your heart into your work and kids in XC. Wish I could hire you for here in IF...they need new coaches. IFHS only had 18 girls show up so far...several top runners are not running due to the coaches.

You do deserve a break to keep focus on yourself at times too.

From Rob Murphy on Sun, Aug 13, 2017 at 16:55:55 from

Thanks Jeff. 18 is about twice the number I have.

From steve ash on Mon, Aug 14, 2017 at 12:18:56 from

I feel your pain Rob. My youngest son has more talent in his little finger at running than I ever did. Yet I can not get him interested in the least to give it a go. Hopefully a short break will turn things around for you.

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