Rob Murphy

June 19, 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: 15.55 Month: 124.10 Year: 1138.99
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

Five miles plus some rope jumping, push-ups and sit-ups.

Lots of walking too. I walked about 4 miles yesterday to Chick fil a and back with the kids and 3 miles today with Andy and around Sugar House Park. I try to walk a lot and keep track of it when I'm in reduced training mode like I am now so I can keep my weight the same.

I've been thinking about racing the USATF cross country championships in Boulder in February. An 8k cross country race seems like fun and it would be good for my coaching to stay connected. It would be fun to put together a masters team. 


Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
From Jake K on Sun, Oct 19, 2014 at 17:26:07 from

I keep feeling like I'm almost obligated to run the XC champs in Boulder. Quick / cheap flight, great location for XC, fun place to visit, competition will be top-notch. The fact that it's a 12K for me makes it more appealing. But then I also think that would be a great time of the year to go down to Mexico and hit the beach. Or just ski. So it's a tough call.

If you look at the newest utah running magazine, Lloyd Hansen talks about wanting to put together a masters team for Boulder.

From jtshad on Sun, Oct 19, 2014 at 17:44:51 from

Hmmm...also thinking of the Masters half marathon Florida in February.

From Rob Murphy on Sun, Oct 19, 2014 at 19:35:16 from

Run the race Jake. I've made it 50 years without once being to a beach in Mexico. I survived!

Of course growing up in Southern California and Florida made beaches no big deal.

From Jake K on Sun, Oct 19, 2014 at 20:02:41 from

Hopefully I'll bounce back in time this fall to knock out another good race or two before the holidays, and then I'll be happy actually just stick to easy base training over the winter.

But if that doesn't happen and I have the itch to race, I would consider it.

From MarkS on Mon, Oct 20, 2014 at 00:51:29 from

Jake, Thanks for mentioning the Utah Running Magazine. I had never heard of it before. I looked it up and found it to be quite a good magazine.

I even saw Rob listed there as the top in Utah this last year for his age division in both the 5K and 10K.

Congrats Rob!!!

If I weren't going to be in Japan in February I would loved to have run in the Master XC race in Boulder.

From Jake K on Mon, Oct 20, 2014 at 06:44:10 from

Glad you mentioned that Mark. I should have pointed out to Rob that he was mentioned a couple times in that same issue!

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