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

Twelve miles in 1:30.

Everything is harder in the winter. I mean literally harder. I'm sure the midsole of your shoe is harder and has less shock absorbtion when it's five degrees out. The road seems harder. On the rare occasion when the grass and trails aren't covered with snow, they are harder too. My bones feel more brittle. I think I'll have to avoid hills. On tonights run I did the first eight miles in Sugarhouse Park, which is hilly, and I really felt achy. Then I did the last four in my neighborhood, where it is flat, and I felt like I could keep going all night.

The obvious solution (other than moving to a warm climate) if to run more on the treadmill which I find to be way easier on my legs. But when I'm in a phase of training where I'm focusing on long aerobic runs, I hate to use the tm. I like to save it for harder runs. Might have to change that philosophy and maybe use a 2% incline to make it a little more realistic.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
From Teena Marie on Wed, Dec 01, 2010 at 22:59:58 from

My new favorite physics equation:

Change in length = initial length x coefficient of thermal expansion x change in temp in celsius

Dang, I hate these freezing temps! Everything tightens up, or should I say "shortens?" Literally!

You are hardcore (but we all knew that)!

From Colby Park on Thu, Dec 02, 2010 at 05:12:13 from

Rob, do you live near Sugar House? Where abouts? I graduated from Highland High and just lived up the street on 21st South above Foothill.

From Rob Murphy on Sat, Dec 04, 2010 at 14:31:02 from

Colby - yeah, just a half mile from the park/Highland High.

From TexasLindsey on Sun, Dec 05, 2010 at 10:30:51 from

You'd probably think the weather here in Fort Worth, TX was great! Whereas, I'm freezing if it's below 60.

We do get a few super cold days each winter where it's below 30 for the high. Last year it actually snowed twice! And the snow didn't melt for like 2 days each time!! People freak out over snow here... they shut down school, there's cars wrecks everywhere...

But some years we don't get any snow. I have spent many Christmases wearing short sleeve shirts.

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