Rob Murphy

August 14, 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: 29.55 Month: 99.65 Year: 1606.09
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

6.25 miles with the team. I'll be sad when this season ends.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
From Neasts on Wed, Nov 13, 2013 at 13:43:55 from

I never really thought of the coach being sad. The Sunday after the track state meet my senior year (state was on Fri-Sat back then) I couldn't stop bawling and left church early. It's such a letdown. Then comes the malaise, then finally a renewed drive of something new to strive for. We runners are all a little nuts.

From Rob Murphy on Wed, Nov 13, 2013 at 13:48:37 from

Every team and every season is a little different. I've had some years where I couldn't wait for the season to end.

Individually and collectively the group of kids I have this year are just awesome. I hope my son grows up to be like them.

From dugco on Wed, Nov 13, 2013 at 13:59:12 from

"I hope my son grows up to be like them."

If not the guys themselves, be sure to let their parents know that. It really means a lot... unless the parents hate you or something - which I highly doubt.

The girl I mentioned did meet Kramer during his visit and said he seemed like a great kid - she really hopes he makes his way to Georgetown.

From Rob Murphy on Wed, Nov 13, 2013 at 14:14:26 from

I once had a dad threaten a lawsuit to get me to stop morning workouts which he claimed were "excessive and abusive".

But most of them like me. Or at least tolerate me.

From Neasts on Wed, Nov 13, 2013 at 14:29:11 from

Seriously?! I've got some great memories of morning workouts. The fact that we were doing them and others weren't I think were key to our team's success. How did you placate the man, tell him to take a hike?

From Rob Murphy on Wed, Nov 13, 2013 at 15:32:33 from

I told him his son didn't have to come. He actually told me that the practices interfered with their families morning "scripture studies". I backed down because I'm terrified of being accused of being anti-Mormon.

From Neasts on Wed, Nov 13, 2013 at 15:33:35 from


From Jason D on Thu, Nov 14, 2013 at 22:30:43 from

The above sounds a lot like teaching--for better, for worse.

From Rob on Fri, Nov 15, 2013 at 07:36:45 from

I once knew a Catholic that read scriptures in the morning.

From steve ash on Fri, Nov 15, 2013 at 17:26:11 from

Rob, I think that is extremely unfortunate concerning the father and their family scripture time. Sometimes worlds collide, especially these days when time is at such a premium.. I think most Latter Day Saint families though do go to great ends to try and accommodate a lot of wholesome and extracurricular activities in the lives of their children.

From Rob Murphy on Fri, Nov 15, 2013 at 17:30:02 from

You're right Steve, that one incident was definitely the exception.

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