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: Three mile walk.

My main training goal right now is to lose the gut. The walks are helping with that without the impact. Plus I'm getting old and we old folks like to walk. 

Here's an idea for you who are entrepreneurs. I was talking to my wife about her evening at work last night and she was frustrated because she had this 430 pound patient that she couldn't get a blood pressure for because the entire University of Utah hospital didn't have a cuff big enough to fit around his arm. She also spent most of the night  helping the doc to a lumbar puncture (spinal tap) but they didn't have a needle adequate for the job.

Seems like in this day and age there would be a market for specialty medical devices for the obese. In the past she's had patients she couldn't cram into the CT scanner so the've had to go to vet clinics and use ones designed for horses. 

PM: 6.25 miles on the treadmill. 

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
From Jake K on Sun, Aug 12, 2012 at 15:15:53 from

Slowest time in the Olympic marathon was 2:55... You would have crushed that guy! Time to switch countries!

From Rob Murphy on Sun, Aug 12, 2012 at 16:49:48 from

That's right, I'm moving to Lesotho. As soon as I know where it is.

From Rob Murphy on Sun, Aug 12, 2012 at 17:10:46 from

Just looked it up... almost 24 percent of the population has AIDS. I suppose the guy who runs the 2:55 marathon is ahead of the curve.

From Steve on Sun, Aug 12, 2012 at 22:27:08 from

I needed my "Rob fix" of the day and have been rewarded. :-)

From steve ash on Sun, Aug 12, 2012 at 22:33:32 from

Yes, I agree with Steve and in the immortal words of Colonel Potter; " You have a gift for the gab".

You could write a newspaper column for a living Rob:)

From Wesley Hunt on Mon, Aug 13, 2012 at 06:48:44 from

Yes, Rob, obesity is a problem. But when did you get a gut?

AIDS...also a problem...and an epidemic in countries like Lesotho. That said, given the opportunity to obtain duel citizenship and run in the Olympics, you have to take that, right?

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