Rob Murphy

October 22, 2017

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Location:

Salt Lake City,Ut,

Member Since:

Feb 11, 2010

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Other

Running Accomplishments:

I had some success in high school and college.

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.

Personal:

I teach AP U.S. History and other courses at Alta High School. I also coach the track and cross country teams at Alta.

Married, two kids - Abby and Andy

My Twitter  @murphy_rob

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 130.25 Year: 1534.26
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

AM: 10 mile bike ride at Sugar House Park during practice.

PM: 5 miles around Liberty Park. I also stopped neglecting my neglected striders. 6 of them.

I went into school today and told them that this would be my last year coaching. 22 years is a long time but the main reason is that I'm not getting kids, especially girls out for cross country anymore. I'm not connecting with kids the way I used to. It's also true that coaching cross country, especially the way it's done in Utah, is becomming a full time job and I'm just running out of energy. Maybe after a 2 or 3 year break I'll feel like doing it again.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
Comments
From Eva Splaine on Thu, Aug 10, 2017 at 15:55:35 from 104.129.29.172

After reading you blog for today I couldn't get the song by Queen out of my head.

"Bicycle bicycle bicycle

I want to ride my bicycle bicycle bicycle

I want to ride my bicycle

I want to ride my bike

I want to ride my bicycle

I want to ride it where I like

You say black I say white

You say bark I say bite

You say shark I say hey man

Jaws was never my scene

And I don't like Star Wars

You say Rolls I say Royce

You say God give me a choice

You say Lord I say Christ

I don't believe in Peter Pan

Frankenstein or Superman

All I wanna do is

Bicycle bicycle bicycle

I want to ride my bicycle bicycle bicycle

I want to ride my bicycle

I want to ride my bike

I want to ride my bicycle

I want to ride my bicycle races are coming your way

So forget all your duties oh yeah

Fat bottomed girls they'll be riding today

So look out for those beauties oh yeah

On your marks get set go

Bicycle race bicycle race bicycle race

Bicycle bicycle bicycle

I want to ride my bicycle bicycle bicycle bicycle

(I want a) bicycle race

You say coke I say caine

You say John I say Wayne

Hot dog I say cool it man

I don't wanna be the President of America

You say smile I say cheese

Cartier I say please

Income tax I say Jesus

I don't wanna be a candidate

For Vietnam or Watergate

'Cause all I want to do is

Bicycle bicycle bicycle

I want to ride my bicycle, bicycle (c'mon), bicycle

I want to ride my bicycle

I want to ride my bike

I want to ride my bicycle

I want to ride it where I like"

From Rob Murphy on Thu, Aug 10, 2017 at 19:08:15 from 67.166.78.47

Wow. Thanks for that Eva!

From Jon on Thu, Aug 10, 2017 at 20:17:17 from 96.33.87.148

Wow, big change in your life.

How can a HS cross country coach be a full time job? I'm assuming it doesn't pay that well.

From jtshad on Sun, Aug 13, 2017 at 12:33:37 from 173.198.176.201

Sorry about the frustration for you at work as well. You have poured your heart into your work and kids in XC. Wish I could hire you for here in IF...they need new coaches. IFHS only had 18 girls show up so far...several top runners are not running due to the coaches.

You do deserve a break to keep focus on yourself at times too.

From Rob Murphy on Sun, Aug 13, 2017 at 16:55:55 from 67.166.78.47

Thanks Jeff. 18 is about twice the number I have.

From steve ash on Mon, Aug 14, 2017 at 12:18:56 from 67.2.69.53

I feel your pain Rob. My youngest son has more talent in his little finger at running than I ever did. Yet I can not get him interested in the least to give it a go. Hopefully a short break will turn things around for you.

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