Rob Murphy

December 12, 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: 24.25 Month: 52.50 Year: 1337.42
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

Five easy miles plus a lot of snow-shoveling. A pretty good cross training workout.

Wrapped up my three week gig substitute Sunday School teaching today with the 2nd and 3rd graders. 

I had a great email exchange with a former runner of mine who has since become a good friend. Mostly about the future of the country and the fate of the Republican Party. It's always great to discuss serious issues with people who have thought deeply about important issues. Sometimes I get frustrated at the general low level of discourse in our country these days but then I have an exchange like the one I had today and I become more optimistic.

The biggest thing my friend Joah has going for him is that he actually bothered to get an education not just a piece of paper attesting to the fact that he spent four years regularly paying his tuition. He also thinks of education as it truly should be - a life-long process. 

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
From Wesley Hunt on Wed, Nov 14, 2012 at 11:26:25 from

Very cool, Rob. The point about education--and particularly higher education--is lost on so many people. You get out of college what you want out of college. This is why I'm so supportive of public state universities that are actually affordable. You can get a great eduaction without ending up 100K in just have to want it.

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