Rob Murphy

August 14, 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: 29.55 Month: 99.65 Year: 1606.09
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

This morning I ran 5.25 in 45:58 (8:46 pace!). The good news is that I was able to run, which is important for my mental health as much as anything. But the lingering soreness from Monday's run is amazing. It's so deep down in my thighs that I swear my femurs are bruised or something.

The thought occurred to me while I was running that perhaps since the distance I ran was twice the distance of a marathon, that complete recovery might take twice as long. Seems to make sense. Oh well, no need to rush anything as I don't have any races on my schedule now until late January. I just need to recover and the focus on piling up the mileage over the winter.

This afternoon, Abby and I went up to Mill Creek Canyon and hiked 3 miles up the Desolation Trail. Really nice time with her.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
From jtshad on Sun, Oct 17, 2010 at 10:48:37 from

Take the recovery easy, great job getting out! Have a great rest of your weekend.

From Teena Marie on Sun, Oct 17, 2010 at 10:58:04 from

Glad you were able to get in a run! :)

(Funny how you feel that an 8:46 pace is so slow. That is a pace that I completely enjoy!!!)

I know you will be super careful for the next little bit. Femurs are certainly some of the toughest bones in our bodies, but 50 miles ... dang! Stress reactions would be expected. Baby em for a bit. They were good to you.

Hope you are enjoying your weekend. :)

From Bret on Mon, Oct 18, 2010 at 09:27:14 from

Good that you were able to run Rob - but I think it is smart to really allow a complete recovery for a while. You have had a great season this year - take some time to bask in the many accomplishments.

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