Rob Murphy

August 05, 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
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12 miles around greater Sugar House. I was going to do more but I got tired.


Later on...Drove over to the park with Ann and walked over to Flatbread Pizza. There were thousands of people in the park on a perfect day. Went to Barnes & Noble after and read Spring Chicken by Bill Gifford on aging. Interesting. Nice chapter on seventy-year-old pole vaulters. I'm constantly torn between doing what I need to do to be a competitive runner, and what I need to do to be healthy in general as I get older. There's obviously a lot of overlap between the two but it's not a complete overlap.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
From steve ash on Sun, Mar 08, 2015 at 17:40:01 from

Rugged workout nonetheless. No wonder, I'd be wrung out also. 6 laps?

From Rob Murphy on Sun, Mar 08, 2015 at 18:52:50 from

Just 4 laps around the park Steve. Plus a lot of wandering around the neighborhoods.

From MarkS on Sun, Mar 08, 2015 at 19:12:02 from

Getting old is fun isn't it.

From Rob Murphy on Sun, Mar 08, 2015 at 19:32:05 from

You know Mark, I actually welcome the challenge. Don't want to rush things along, but still, it's a nice physical and mental puzzle.

As they say, it's better than the alternative right?

From steve ash on Sun, Mar 08, 2015 at 19:50:36 from

Like playing golf and wearing polo shirts all the time? Pass on that one.. I plan to run until I drop even if that means shuffling up Emigration when I'm 90:)

From Rob Murphy on Sun, Mar 08, 2015 at 19:53:47 from

I actually meant croaking, kicking be bucket, buying the farm, pushing up daisies, meeting my makerů.

From steve ash on Sun, Mar 08, 2015 at 19:57:45 from

Sorry, I was trying to cook while reading your post.

From steve ash on Sun, Mar 08, 2015 at 19:58:58 from

I was joking.

From Rob Murphy on Sun, Mar 08, 2015 at 20:10:44 from

I actually did laugh. Death and golf are BOTH alternatives to running. :-)

From Jon on Mon, Mar 09, 2015 at 21:34:56 from

Need history guidance, and to rein me in

From Controversial Cam on Mon, Mar 09, 2015 at 22:14:26 from

Dang. I'm glad I'm young. I still got a lot of years left until my prime.

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