Rob Murphy

August 07, 2020

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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: 41.85 Month: 50.10 Year: 1556.54
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

AM: Did my Old Man three mile walk/jog around the neighborhood. I'll give myself one mile of running. To make myself feel even more Old Mannish, I ran (walked) into Jon Kotter and Nate Ogden and had a nice chat with them by the Blue Plate. This neighborhood just keeps getting faster all the time.

PM: 12:25 hot miles up at Jeremy Ranch.

I don't know if I've ever mentioned this but my son Andy is obsessed with money. I think his main role model is Mr.Krabbs from Sponge Bob. He never walks by a newspaper machine, drink machine, pay phone without checking the coin return and looking under the machine for money. He also collects aluminum cans. Up at Jeremy Ranch today he was picking up cans on the side of the dirt road while I ran when a man in a big white truck stopped and asked him if he was picking up cans. Then he told Andy that he was the "owner of this here ranch" and gave him five dollars for helping keep his ranch clean! 

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
From steve ash on Mon, Sep 03, 2012 at 17:42:37 from

I laughed out loud when I read the part about your son being obsessed with money. My older son is exactly the same way. Also obsessed with Sponge Bob..

Great post as always.

From Jake K on Mon, Sep 03, 2012 at 17:49:37 from

When we were up there this morning, a SUV had tipped off the road just past Morman Flat... was it still there, or did they manage to pull it out?

From Rob Murphy on Mon, Sep 03, 2012 at 18:21:16 from

Steve - I'm not sure where he gets it. Most of us Murphy's are content with the basics in life. He is adopted though...

Jake - No overturned Jeep. There was this dude trying to ride the whole road on a road bike though. Looked painful and I saw him changing flats twice.

From Wesley Hunt on Fri, Sep 07, 2012 at 00:36:58 from

Great story about Andy. My four year old, Max, is obsessed with coins...

Should be proud of him for both picking up trash and recycling. That's awesome.

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