Rob Murphy

December 12, 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: 24.25 Month: 52.50 Year: 1337.42
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

Lots of great stuff on lets run this morning. Great link to a Runner's World piece on Debbie Heald who was maybe the greatest high school runner ever. I remember the sports pages in Southern California being full of her exploits back when I was a kid. 

There's also a great documentary on the 1976 Olympic Marathon where the failed East German steeplechaser, Waldemar Cierpinski, beat Frank Shorter. Shorter ran two minutes faster than he ran in Munich to win the gold but it wasn't good enough to defeat the East German doping program. Sad to see Bill Rodgers struggle so much. The marathon humbles everyone eventually. Then there's Kardong in fourth. The golden age of U.S. marathoning and not a Kenyan in sight. Of course they were boycotting in 76 I think.

Then there was Viren, hopped up on his reindeer milk, taking fifth I think after his second consecutive 5k/10k double. Incredible! 

I did a real run this morning.

Easy half mile jog around the block them some stretching.

Drove to Highland to meet a bunch of folks from the blog for an eight mile run that turned out to be almost ten. Definitely pushing the envelope for me.

9.75 miles in  1:12. 

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
From allie on Sun, Dec 16, 2012 at 11:41:42 from

hope you aren't too sore now.

let us know if you want to go to breakfast:

From Jake K on Sun, Dec 16, 2012 at 11:57:45 from

Glad you could make it out w/ us this morning. Good to catch up w/ you.

From Andrea on Sun, Dec 16, 2012 at 12:01:50 from

Glad you got to run with the crew. I hear there's a surplus of homemade goods at your place... :)

From Fritz on Sun, Dec 16, 2012 at 12:20:35 from

Glad you could make it Rob.

I have good news to report from the gym. The powerful jet in the southwest corner of the hot tub is working again. All of our injuries will go away now.

From allie on Sun, Dec 16, 2012 at 12:25:49 from

your name is in all CAPS on two different blogs. just FYI.

From steve ash on Sun, Dec 16, 2012 at 12:27:18 from

Interesting read this morning on Let's Run. Thanks for the head's up:)

From Steve on Sun, Dec 16, 2012 at 12:46:20 from

Sweet run, i wouldn't even dare run with those guys as slow as I'm going right now.

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