Rob Murphy

Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon

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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: 6.25 Month: 76.35 Year: 1582.79
Race: Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon (13.1 Miles) 01:17:22, Place overall: 120, Place in age division: 4
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Pretty ok race. I didn't race the last few miles nearly as hard as I should. Just didn't feel the intensity today.

Still, I really enjoyed being out there in the best race hosted by a small city in the U.S. We always have a great time here staying at our friends, Wendy and Al Deibele, whom we have known since our days in Minneapolis two decades ago. They have a beautiful home, a great family, and an excellent wine cellar which almost was a major distraction the night before a big race. Ann made it out on the course to see me twice along with Abby (who ran 25:40 in the 5k last night!) and Daria. They kept me from fading any more than I did.

Breakfast, as always, right after the race at Amazing Grace. Three pieces of french toast, two pieces of bacon, two sausage links, and two eggs over medium.

I'm feeling good now. Just got back from a two mile walk arond the neighborhood. I think I have a great race or two in me this year. I can just feel it.

Hats off to Paul Petersen for his 2:17:54 in the marathon. I have tons of admiration for the way he just goes about business.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
From jtshad on Sat, Jun 21, 2014 at 13:52:00 from

Good run, glad you had fun!

From allie on Sat, Jun 21, 2014 at 14:47:26 from

nice race, rob, and congrats to abby on her 5k.

From Bret on Sat, Jun 21, 2014 at 14:49:32 from

Nice racing Rob. Glad to hear it went as well as it did. Pretty speedy time to call it "ok". Sounds like the weather was good and you enjoyed yourself. Congrats!

From Bob on Sat, Jun 21, 2014 at 14:51:02 from

Great time Mr. Murphy!

From Josh E on Sat, Jun 21, 2014 at 15:34:20 from

Glad you finally got the report up. Great time and sounds like a perfect annual tradition.

From Sasha Pachev on Sat, Jun 21, 2014 at 15:59:50 from

Congratulations! Very good result.

From Jon on Sat, Jun 21, 2014 at 19:20:42 from

I looked up your result and thought that was a great time. Congrats, Rob.

From Rob Murphy on Sat, Jun 21, 2014 at 19:27:22 from

Thanks Jon and everyone else. I'm hanging in there.

From ACorn on Sat, Jun 21, 2014 at 23:14:49 from

Congrats on a great race and time!

From Steve on Mon, Jun 23, 2014 at 07:23:57 from

I've been waiting for these results. Good race Rob! That's an honest, rolling course. Nothing like all these downhill Utah ones.

From Jake K on Mon, Jun 23, 2014 at 08:25:13 from

Very good race, Rob. Nice way to cap off the vacation.

From Jason D on Mon, Jun 23, 2014 at 14:14:18 from

Good race, Rob. You've now got 3 seconds on me this year so I have some work to do before September 21!

From Wesley Hunt on Mon, Jun 23, 2014 at 16:30:08 from

Excellent race, Rob. And sounds like a joyful trip with lots of friends and family.

From Teena Marie on Sat, Jun 28, 2014 at 14:53:10 from

Wow!!!! Congrats!!! You ran that without racing the last few miles as hard as you should?? I'm in awe!

A huge congratulations to Abby as well. :-)

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