Rob Murphy

August 04, 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: 17.30 Month: 25.55 Year: 1531.99
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

Ambled from moms house over to the Hammock Park in Dunedin. Ran the trails in the park for a while before heading over to my alma mater, Dunedin High School, the most thouroughly fenced high school in America, hopped the fence to the track and did 6 X 400 on the, no kidding, asphalt, track.

84, 84, 86, 83, 81, 81.

That seemed really hard so I'll have to call that a VO2 max workout.

Then I ran back to moms and soaked in the pool with the Canadians. 80 degrees, sunny, 70% humidity.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
From dugco on Tue, Dec 23, 2014 at 14:38:24 from

Trav and I did that a few years ago at DHS. He was totally stunned by the asphalt track. Really couldn't believe we would race in spikes on it - ah the good old days.

From Rob Murphy on Tue, Dec 23, 2014 at 19:19:20 from

I think it's the same track Doug. Wouldn't be surprised if I was running 440s.

From Bret on Tue, Dec 23, 2014 at 20:55:45 from

I can confirm the accuracy of all of the above. The school fencing is nearly as functional and attractive as some prisons.

From Fritz on Tue, Dec 23, 2014 at 21:37:18 from

Smart of them to fence off the asphalt track. Those are rare these days. Is 80 degrees and 70% humidity good or bad? Sounds nice to me.

From Jason D on Tue, Dec 23, 2014 at 22:08:19 from

Mr. Murphy once told me fenced in tracks were meant to be jumped. Any incidents of the legal nature, he's my lawyer.

80 degrees with 70 % humidity is nice sipping drinks. Dew point makes a difference. I ran in Florida in late June and it was mid 80s and humidity was relatively low (for Florida) but the dew point was 73-75. A couple runs, even 4-6 miles, felt harder than some 20 milers. My shoes started to bleed ink (I'm a heavy sweater too)!

From Rob Murphy on Wed, Dec 24, 2014 at 06:14:48 from

We missed the all-time record high for Dec. 23rd by one degree. Officially 81 yesterday.

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