Rob Murphy

October 13, 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

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5.5 on the treadmill then a plate of Abby's pumpkin chocolate chip pancakes - her specialty.

Interesting to browse the blogs of the Utah kids going to Foot Locker next weekend. You have Conner Mantz ( the fastest Freshman and Sophomore in Utah history) worrying about working too hard with a 40 mile week and then you have all the East High kids running from 70 to 100 mpw with regular interval running as well.

Definitely some radically different philosophies. It will be interesting to see how it turns out next Saturday. Personally, I would never have a high school runner run over 70 mpw and never over 50-55 mpw during the competition phase. Especially on a 6 day/week schedule that most of my runners do.

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From Jon on Sun, Nov 25, 2012 at 10:09:50 from

100 mpw definitely seems high during high school. Your 70 mpw limit seems pretty good. Good luck to Conner.

From Rob Murphy on Sun, Nov 25, 2012 at 10:13:17 from

Jon - I wish I could claim Conner as one of my Alta runners but, sadly, he lives in Logan and runs for Sky View. My #1 runner, Kramer Morton will be making the trip though.

From Jake K on Sun, Nov 25, 2012 at 12:12:14 from

I'm really looking forward to seeing how it plays out... I hope Kramer, Mike, and Conner all put the smack down on everyone else! We have some FAST high school guys on this blog.

From Jon on Sun, Nov 25, 2012 at 13:24:07 from

I'm not up to speed on Utah cc kids, apparently. Good luck to all of them!

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