Rob Murphy

August 13, 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: 22.05 Month: 92.15 Year: 1598.59
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

Great run tonight. I got a late start because of an after school AP review and so was racing the sundown. I ended up doing nine very hilly miles mostly on trails but was running out of daylight. The temperature also dropped substantially after the sun dropped behind the mountains and so I kept picking up the pace in order to stay warm. Ran the last 2 miles in 11:50 and felt really good.

Read Unbroken whenever I got a spare minute today. Dude ran the 5000 at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin and ran the last 400 in 56 seconds en route to a 14:12. The coach in me suspects he had some pacing issues.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
From Colby Park on Thu, Nov 18, 2010 at 15:10:04 from

Rob, sounds like the miles and speed are coming along as well as your diet. I could probably loose a few pounds as well before March. I am at about 170 right now, not ideal for a marathon runner, but I figure once I start hitting the 10 miles a day some of that weight will start coming off. I think I will check out the book you recommend as well. Running and Army, can't get much better than that!

From Wesley Hunt on Fri, Nov 19, 2010 at 15:57:52 from

Rob, you're the man...nice run today, and a big thanks for recommending Unbroken. I share your passion for history, and I look forward to picking this up (or providing others in my family the opportunity to pick it up for me as a Christmas gift!).

It's fascinating how naturally fast some of the folks from the WWII generation actually were...has to have something to do with mental toughness and pain threshold if you ask me. I still remember how my grandfather poked fun at my brother and me when we complained about running the mandatory 4X400m repeats under 75 seconds when we reported for high school football practice each August. Having himself run a 51 second 440 as a three-sport college athlete, he questioned whether we were "actually running at all." I guess it wouldn't have killed us to come in under 70...but 51, really Granddad???

Have a great weekend.


From Teena Marie on Fri, Nov 19, 2010 at 16:02:33 from

Bought "Unbroken" today at Costco. Screaming deal! :) Looking forward to a few spare minutes over Thanksgiving to chill in front of the fireplace and read! :)

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