Rob Murphy

May 23, 2018

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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: 17.75 Month: 144.85 Year: 950.09
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

5.25 treadmill miles.

Abbreviated weight workout

Hot tub

"The FRB is dead" I keep reading. For me it's more about whether this is still a good place to keep track of my workouts. I think it is so I'll keep blogging here as long as running remains important to me. So pretty much forever.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
From fiddy on Thu, Feb 16, 2017 at 16:24:10 from

What is dead can never die!

From Holt on Thu, Feb 16, 2017 at 17:01:50 from

Ha ha James!

It's a Bumma to lose the great community we once had. It helped me become a once decent runner, but even more importantly get know a lot of awesome people and go on some amazing adventures.

However, a lot of us are still around doing are thing and making the frb a cool place to post and follow running.

From Eugene on Thu, Feb 16, 2017 at 17:06:06 from

Death is just an opinion. I like to think the blog will have life on it as long as it has people who love running, whether they started their blogs in 2005 or 2015.

From Rob Murphy on Thu, Feb 16, 2017 at 18:25:37 from

I clicked on your name Eugene and there was no blog to read.

From Eugene on Thu, Feb 16, 2017 at 19:53:58 from

Huh, it doesn't show my blog to be private..

From jtshad on Fri, Feb 17, 2017 at 15:09:02 from

The life of the FRB has changed many times over the years I have been here. Different crowd now...not dead just different and still providing the same opportunity...a chance to share a passion for running.

Lots of other sites..sexier maybe but not as support from others oriented.

From allie on Fri, Feb 17, 2017 at 15:31:31 from

agree -- maybe a bit quieter, but never dead! it's great tool. there is *so much* information on FRB -- so many threads packed with knowledge about running and life (also a lot of nonsense, but it's funny).

and rob, your quantcast is still above 200, so you're single-handedly keeping this place buzzing. good thing you are here pretty much forever.

From Jon on Mon, Feb 20, 2017 at 07:26:54 from

Not dead. Traffic is way down, and general commenting (especially the Discussion Forum). But still has a dedicated core, plus a lot of others.

Eva, my feelings have been that the average age might be pretty young now, as Holt, Rob, etc have led to a lot of high schoolers using it. Maybe just my misguided observations.

I still enjoy it, though I am running less (almost none- my Mileage board obsession is dead) and don't spend as much time following and socializing as I did 8 years ago. But it's still a positive in my life and I don't plan on that changing.

From JTB on Mon, Feb 20, 2017 at 13:11:21 from

I'll keep logging on mine as well, for the same is a great place to log and track. I doubt anyone reads mine, but that doesn't matter because it is just for me at this point. More of a journal I guess. We should get out for a run sometime, Rob.

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