Rob Murphy

July 21, 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

Miles:This week: 4.50 Month: 67.00 Year: 830.85
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

am: Three easy miles on the treadmill. Plus about 45 minutes of strength training at the gym. Looking forward to a nice run this afternoon. We have sunshine and 40s in the forcast. Might even be able to wear shorts. Although with all the snow melting I'll probably finish with really wet feet.

pm: I decided to go to the gym again this afternoon to spare my legs and avoid our gunky red alert air here in the Salt Lake Valley. Ran 8.5 miles in 63 minutes on the treadmill.

After that, I walked over to Barnes and Nobel and read the entire issue of Trail Running without buying it, the family met me there and we went to Smashburger for dinner. I was "good" and skipped the fries - just a half pound burger.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
From Bret on Mon, Dec 06, 2010 at 14:03:44 from

What does "red alert air" mean?

My family had me go to Red Robin (gourmet burgers) which are quite good...but I always feel terrible the following day. My body doesn't process red meat like it did when I was younger.

From Rob Murphy on Mon, Dec 06, 2010 at 14:19:49 from

The Salt Lake Valley is essentially a bowl. If we go too long without a storm or a change in the weather, the air becomes exceedingly polluted. We've been experiencing that the last few days.

Red Robin is Andy's favorite restaurant. He loves to sing the jingle whenever he gets it in his head that we should go there.

From rockness18 on Mon, Dec 06, 2010 at 20:35:09 from

"Smashburger"- sounds awesome!

From Jon on Tue, Dec 07, 2010 at 20:25:00 from

Bret- just go to Logan or SLC in the winter and you'll instantly understand "Red alert air".

Do you normally read Trail Runner?

From Bret on Tue, Dec 07, 2010 at 21:39:29 from

Hey Jon - I have been to SLC in winter, but I guess I missed the red alert!

Not a reader of Trail Runner - but since your comment, I am now. I have a friend, novice runner, who is completely obsessed with Ultras and is trying to get me to run with him on 50 mile trail run here in Florida in January. I have not committed yet.

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