Rob Murphy

August 08, 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: 61.85 Month: 70.10 Year: 1576.54
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

I got up this morning at 4 am and drove down to Bryce Canyon. Ran from Fairyland Point to Sunrise and back and then a smidgen on the Rim trail. 9:10 pace with lots of climbing. Then I drove back home. So 9 hours of driving and 2 hours of running.

My throat is sore because I sang a lot in the car both ways.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
From Vis on Sun, Nov 19, 2017 at 17:49:39 from

Nice trip. What were the highlights of the singalong?

From Donald Davis on Sun, Nov 19, 2017 at 17:59:15 from

How are snow conditions in Bryce Canyon around Thanksgiving?

From Eugene on Sun, Nov 19, 2017 at 18:16:47 from

I'm sure your legs felt great once you got home.

From Rob Murphy on Sun, Nov 19, 2017 at 18:23:31 from

Vis - A little Chuck Prophet, a little Sturgill Simpson, and lots of old R.E.M. as you might expect.

DD - Perfect day today and just a couple patches of snow.

From Jason D on Sun, Nov 19, 2017 at 18:54:36 from

I guess I shouldn't whine about driving 20 minutes to run then, huh?

I would say one of your best, recent posts. That last line caught me by surprise.

From jtshad on Tue, Nov 21, 2017 at 14:05:11 from

Sounds like a great day. Have a happy thanksgiving.

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