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

Is it ok to give yourself credit for a half mile of running?

I was feeling pretty pounded today after yesterday's run and three hardish days in the last four. So I just went for a walk while Abby was swimming. Jogged a little bit.

There's a great article in the New Yorker (not the place you usually find great running articles) about Alberto Salazar and his efforts to transform Dathan Ritzenheim. I Highly reccoment it.

The article has a great description of Salazar these days...

Despite his injuries, Salazar still runs, and when we meet him one morning early this fall he arrived in a turquoise Livestrong T-shirt and old gray shorts. With his long legs and short hair, he retains an intimidating lankiness, though he moves stiffly, with a lock-jointed gait like the canter of an elderly racehorse.

I don't think I want to be described that way when I'm fifty-two. That's only six years from now. I bet I might have as many miles on my legs as Salazar, having run my first race in1978, and being at this fairly consistently for over thirty years.I think about this a lot. The thing is, this sport means a lot to me. It's not just the ability to run either, it's the ability to compete at a relatively high level. I hope I can remain healthy enough to do it for decades to come. Unfortunately, there are many days when I feel like Salazar is described in the article.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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