Rob Murphy

July 17, 2019

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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: 5.00 Month: 45.75 Year: 809.60
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

I drove up to Jeremy Ranch later than usual cuz of watching the NY marathon this morning. Replaying Shalane Flanagan's run through Central Park kept me motivated the whole way. I don't think anything makes us happier than watching a person achieve a lifetime goal.

Sad about the church shooting in Texas. I believe we have a mass shooting or killing in this country almost every week and, if I'm not mistaken, we are the only country where that is the case. I don't see any solution in the short term. We are who we are.

So I ran the JRR road in some really iffy weather. Lots of mud, rain, wind, a little bit of snow and a little bit of sunshine. I needed to be dressed differently every mile. Decent training lately makes me think I need to have some sort of goal. I'm thinking I might got to Bend in February and run the USATF cross country championships. The masters race is an 8k on a really challenging course. I might be fairly competative in the 50-54 AG.

Just thinking. The real goal these days is to stay healthy and fit.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
From Jason D on Sun, Nov 05, 2017 at 20:28:24 from

Your long runs have been quite consistent lately and I think a cross race is a fantastic idea. When was the last one you ran? Still waiting to make my debut :-)

We aren't the only country with mass shootings but the wide spread carnage and the frequency is very American. Guns are a part of that but I think there's something to American consciousness.

From allie on Wed, Nov 08, 2017 at 07:50:02 from

that final mile -- so determined and confident. it was beautiful to watch. maybe i screamed at the TV, maybe i got teary-eyed...

From Rob Murphy on Wed, Nov 08, 2017 at 08:08:02 from

I had the same reaction Allie. Obviously I've never experienced that sort of success in this sport but I've had just enough to be able to imagine how she was feeling over that last mile or so.

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