Rob Murphy

November 17, 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: 0.00 Month: 45.25 Year: 1253.17
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AM: Got to the gym at 6 am ahead of our trip to St. George for the weekend. 2.5 mile warm-up on the treadmill plus weights/strength training. More later?

60 degrees here in Salt Lake today! 

PM: 8.25 miles around St. George - just exploring the town. For someone who has lived in Utah for ten years, I know very little about this town. Did quite a few laps around the track at Dixie College. There has to be better places to run around here and I know I'm probably missing some great trail running. I checked out the St. George Running Center website thinking that they might have a guide to some great local runs like the Salt Lake Running Co. website does. No luck. 

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
From jtshad on Fri, Dec 30, 2011 at 11:45:39 from

Have a safe and fun trip to St. really don't have to go there to get the warm weather!

From Rob Murphy on Fri, Dec 30, 2011 at 17:52:03 from

So true Jeff!

Five degrees warmer in Salt Lake today. Figures... Murphy's Law.

From Teena Marie on Fri, Dec 30, 2011 at 21:07:04 from

I love to run on the Bearclaw-Poppy Trail when I am in SG. (Which will actually be this Sunday early evening ... but just for one night before Ry and I head to Red Rock!) :)

From Jake K on Fri, Dec 30, 2011 at 21:07:59 from

Run at Snow Canyon! There is a gravel road that goes back quite a ways... its pretty awesome. There is also a trail that goes up on the bluff on the north side of the town. I've only been there once so that is all I know.

From Jon on Fri, Dec 30, 2011 at 21:57:31 from

Here's a great source for finding trails in any part of the state:

From Rob Murphy on Fri, Dec 30, 2011 at 22:58:04 from

Another reason why this blog is so cool. Thanks guys - and Teena.

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