Rob Murphy

August 13, 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: 22.05 Month: 92.15 Year: 1598.59
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First run of the summer up at Alta Ski Area. Couldn't quite circle the Albion Basin Campground due to snow, but should be able to next week.

I did 13 miles in 1:44 - exactly 8 minute pace. Ran into Blake up at the top which helped. This run starts at about 8,500 feet and goes up to close to 10,000 feet over about 3.5 miles. Then back down of course. 

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
From Bret on Tue, Jun 16, 2015 at 20:00:28 from

Impressive pace at altitude. Have you read "Into Thin Air" - cannot even imagine the impact altitudes of over 20,000 ft would have on the body.

From Rob Murphy on Tue, Jun 16, 2015 at 20:49:03 from

I have read it. It's interesting, I live at about 4,600 ft and when I go up to Park City at about 6,500 I don't really notice any difference. Above 8,000 I can really feel it, and at 10,000 I have to stop and suck wind on the uphills.

Also, I'm doing plenty of over 9 minute miles going up and gravity does the work coming down.

From Jon on Tue, Jun 16, 2015 at 20:53:42 from




Park City

Rob's house

Sea level

From Jon on Tue, Jun 16, 2015 at 20:54:52 from

Ok, FRB did not space that like I wanted. Try again.









Colorado 14ers




Park City

Rob's House


Sea Level

From Rob Murphy on Tue, Jun 16, 2015 at 21:07:59 from

As a distance runner who lives at altitude, I could probably skip up Everest without bottled oxygen.

From Jake K on Tue, Jun 16, 2015 at 21:34:13 from

When are you going to accept that the campground is "only" at 9500 feet? :-)

I'll give you 500 extra for dealing with some snow this week. Seasons have finally shifted. I bet it's going to be an exceptional wildflower season in Albion Basin (unless it gets exceptionally hot and stays that way).

From Jason D on Tue, Jun 16, 2015 at 22:19:51 from

If I get much above, say, 5, 6... hundred feet I start breathing. Sitting comfortably at 380 feet currently, except given current dew points, outside it feels a bit like swim-running at -10 feet of elevation. I can only imagine ~10000 feet is much harder.

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