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

12.5 miles around Sugarhouse Park in 1:29.

This will be a fairly high mileage week for me and I'm feeling ok generally. I don't have any aches or pains, but I'm definitely lacking that feeling of speed in my legs right now. Possibly the lingering effects of Des News and two marathons and three half marathons since late April..

I've got three remaining events this year. The Pocatello Half over Labor Day weekend, the USATF Masters marathon championships at Twin Cities on Oct 2nd (one day after I turn 47), and my second annual Grand Canyon R2R2R three weeks after Twin Cities.I need to balance the right amount of mileage and the right mix of workouts with plenty of recovery time.

Goals: Pocatello - 1: 16, Twin Cities - 2:38, R2R2R - Finish

I might retire after that.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
From Jake K on Fri, Aug 12, 2011 at 13:50:46 from

I'm really itching to run R2R2R... not sure exactly why, I just really want to do it. Doesn't quite fit in the schedule for me this year, though. Maybe next year. You can come back out of retirement for it!

From Rob Murphy on Fri, Aug 12, 2011 at 14:29:15 from

Jake - I did it last year with Jon Allen and Cody Draper and I'd have to say it was one of the major highlites of my life. I'd say...

1. Marriage

2. Birth of my children

3. R2R2R

So far, Jeff Shadley and Steve Anderson are joining me. Cody has been battling injury this year but I'm hopeful he will join us as well. He's an experienced trail ultra runner and us road guys could really use his expertise.

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