Rob Murphy

March 19, 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: 15.00 Month: 125.35 Year: 377.35
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

2 painful miles to the garden center and back. Finally got fed up with it and went to the urgent treatment center to get my ribs/chest looked at.

Had 3 chest x-rays and fortunately nothing seems cracked or broken. They diagnosed something called costochondritis which is an inflammation of the rib or cartilage that connects to the sternum that can cause persistent sharp or aching chest pain (true that!). The doctor expressed surprise that I could race last Saturday just a couple days after it happened.

He also said that I could expect the pain for another 3 weeks or so. Joy! The good news is I can run without doing anyfurther damage if I can "tolerate the pain". 

Glad to know what's going on. 

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
From Jon on Wed, Feb 07, 2018 at 18:43:03 from

I'm amazed you raced with that, too. The body will heal itself. And if you get muscle pains on your back (I did both time, very severe), get a hard massage.

From Jason D on Wed, Feb 07, 2018 at 20:30:15 from

Good work going to the doctor.

From Rob Murphy on Thu, Feb 08, 2018 at 05:46:52 from

Earlier this week I had really bad back pain as well Jon but its gone away

From jtshad on Thu, Feb 08, 2018 at 07:41:38 from

Well at least you now know. Hope the pain subsides soon.

From Jon on Thu, Feb 08, 2018 at 09:39:12 from

Good to hear, Rob. My back pain was due to me tensing the back during sneezes, coughs, or just normal movement, that resulted in some terrible knots. The ribs were mostly better after 3 weeks, but the muscles took another 2-4 weeks.

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