Rob Murphy

August 10, 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: 6.25 Month: 76.35 Year: 1582.79
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

11.25 miles on the treadmill.

1.25 mile warm-up plus some stretching.

9.25 miles in 60 minutes.

.75 mile cool-down.

Looks like Salazar, Rupp, and the Nike Oregon Project are using more that hard training to get their results.


Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
From Jon on Wed, Jun 03, 2015 at 21:54:39 from

Cheating makes me sad. I prefer to think of everyone as clean. There have been enough rumors about Salazar, though (and he's shown enough ego/cut-throatness) that it doesn't surprise me.

From Rob Murphy on Wed, Jun 03, 2015 at 22:00:49 from

You can read my argumentative comments below the article.

It makes me angry as well. I've spent a lot of time trying to get the runners I coach to admire the achievements of Rupp and Farah. Now it looks like a joke.

From Drew on Thu, Jun 04, 2015 at 07:19:01 from

Pretty depressing stuff. Might be naive, but I do think talented, dedicated individuals can compete at the highest levels without all that garbage.

I really like Jeffrey Eggleston. He may not ever reach the tier of Rupp, Hall or Farah, but cheering for him makes me feel good.

From Steve on Thu, Jun 04, 2015 at 09:05:21 from

Goucher is so courageous for doing this.

Good training week, btw.

From Jason D on Thu, Jun 04, 2015 at 13:15:11 from

I go back and forth on this issue because I think it's hard to drawn lines between "natural" running and "synthetic" running. At the same time though, there are rules in place that are supposed to be followed in good faith.

The significance of this article taught me something new on the topic. Doping isn't a problem just because of unfair advantage (which, fine, true); it's a problem because it endangers athletes' lives and health. It also breaks laws as the article points out. One wonders about the doctors on the Oregon Project payroll as well. Put another way, is the problem only with Salazar? Doubtful.

It's also terrible for the reasons you mention, Rob. You want your runners to be good runners but also good people and to model behavior on great runners who are also great people. Perhaps a teachable moment is all I would add, but admittedly that doesn't add much.

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