Rob Murphy

February 17, 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: 8.00 Month: 110.20 Year: 313.06
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

My knees really hurt today so I quit my run after hobbling a mile. Pain under each kneecap. There was no pain two days ago. Maybe it's the lifting I've been doing? Certainly not the high mileage.

Walked 2 miles with Ann.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
From Rob Murphy on Sun, Oct 25, 2015 at 18:54:50 from

That's what I'm hoping Mark. Thanks.

From Steve on Sun, Oct 25, 2015 at 21:10:01 from


From Steve on Sun, Oct 25, 2015 at 21:10:23 from

Don't lift legs. Minimal return and high risk.

From Jake K on Mon, Oct 26, 2015 at 09:01:22 from

Pushups, pullups, and curls for the girls. Stick to those and save the legs for running!

From Steve on Mon, Oct 26, 2015 at 09:50:49 from


From Steve on Mon, Oct 26, 2015 at 15:20:48 from

Basically he's saying you need it, I don't. :-)

From MarkS on Mon, Oct 26, 2015 at 16:36:21 from

That's right! Us old guys need it, and you young guys not so much.

From Jason D on Mon, Oct 26, 2015 at 16:39:34 from

When was the last time you got new shoes?

From Rob Murphy on Mon, Oct 26, 2015 at 17:13:45 from

Jason - Haven't you read Born to Run? Shoes are unnecessary but if you do wear them, worn out is better.

From Jason D on Mon, Oct 26, 2015 at 18:54:07 from

Parts of it. I rarely finish a book these days. I read for a while, get excited about it, the something comes up and I don't get back to it.

I often have barefoot running dreams. But not training or racing; it's as if I need to get somewhere and I've lost my shoes.

I'm bad about retiring shoes. Not as bad as some i would imagine.

From jtshad on Mon, Oct 26, 2015 at 19:27:45 from

I just retired two pair because my feet/legs were feeling it while running in them. Definitely have a running mile limit, best to tell by feel.

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