Rob Murphy

August 05, 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: 17.30 Month: 25.55 Year: 1531.99
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

10 miles at Jeremy Ranch with Jake, Andrea, Devra, and Allie.

PM: One mile jog, weights at the gym.

PPM: Two mile walk. Andy scootered with me.

Random stuff...

I'm reading Elite Minds: Creating a Competative Advantage by Stan Beecham. It may be the book on sports psychology I've always been looking for.

My new years resolution is to work on that elusve concept of "focus". I want to try to concentrate on fewer things and become great at something.

Every time I see the new Subaru commercials - "Love: It's what makes a Subaru a Subaru", I want to hurl. 

Why isn't there a quality kids track club in the Salt Lake Valley when there are several quality swim teams? Are people than much more into swimming than they are into running?

I've never been a New Year's person. Don't have a desire to drink excessively or stay up late. I've got a long run to do in the morning.

I've reached a mental tipping point with regards to Salt Lake's bad wintertime air. I find myself getting angry when I go outside. I might ride my bike if Salt Lake would do a better job plowing the roads.

Annie Murphy Paul might be my new favorite person - of people I don't actually know.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
From Bret on Tue, Dec 31, 2013 at 13:06:04 from

I see you brought the Utah crew to JR this was the running surface today?

From Rob Murphy on Tue, Dec 31, 2013 at 13:33:36 from

Good way to finish off the year Bret. It's getting more icy every day. We need some snow.

From Toby on Fri, Jan 03, 2014 at 13:22:44 from

I've been looking for track and running clubs for my kids for awhile. I think it is ironic that there are more road races in the greater Salt Lake area, but no kids running clubs. If you were to start one, I'd send my 4 kids and be a volunteer :)

From Rob Murphy on Fri, Jan 03, 2014 at 13:35:32 from

Toby - If I were you, I'd just have my kids hang out with Timo and Bruno over at American Fork High School. Some of that has to rub off on them!

From Toby on Sat, Jan 04, 2014 at 13:50:36 from

Ha! I'm good friends with Lindsay Dunkley - my triplets are in the same class with her son. I'm just bidding my time till jr high and she can start "coaching" them!

From steve ash on Sat, Jan 04, 2014 at 14:02:39 from

Doesn't USATF have a program? I thought they did.

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