Rob Murphy

May 25, 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: 34.00 Month: 161.10 Year: 966.34
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

AM: 2 mile walk around Sandy during first period.

PM: Another 2 mile walk to clear the head.

I thought a lot about the passing of Ed Whitlock. Every now and then someone will die and I'll think "there goes another person I wish I had met" and that is certainly true of Ed Whitlock. Just knowing he was out there running his 2:50 marathons in his 70s and circling his cemetary every day was an inspiration to me.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
From Bret on Wed, Mar 15, 2017 at 12:04:24 from

I thought a good bit about him too. Evidently he was all about the competition, but found the training drudgery - but a necessary means to his ends. Surprised to learn he never saw a doctor for anything since age 40. May have found his cancer if he had...but maybe he really did not care?

From Rob Murphy on Wed, Mar 15, 2017 at 14:08:45 from

Good points Bret. I remember reading interviews with him a few months ago and he certainly didn't sound like a guy nearing the end. I haven't read any details about the cancer, when it was diagnosed etc.

From Jon on Wed, Mar 15, 2017 at 19:05:37 from

He was inspirational.

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