Rob Murphy

Heart of Holladay 5k

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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: 11.75 Month: 64.50 Year: 1177.31
Race: Heart of Holladay 5k (3.1 Miles) 00:17:38, Place overall: 6, Place in age division: 2
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

I had a great time at the Heart of Holladay 5k today. My goal was to run as fast as I could without suffering too much ahead of my Half Marathon next Saturday. As often happens, I ended up running solo the last mile and a half which made the last predominately uphill mile really tough.

Finished second to Dennis Simonaitis in the Masters division and had a great conversation with him after about training and racing.

Ran a nice 4 mile cool down with Bill Cobler, Emily Jamison, Susanna H, and a couple other folks. Did 5.5 easy when I got home around Sugarhouse.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
From Bret on Sat, Jun 11, 2011 at 13:10:59 from

Nice race Rob - good job.

From Fritz on Sat, Jun 11, 2011 at 15:04:36 from

Nice job Rob. That's an honest course. I should have stuck around my neighborhood and run this one instead of waking up at 2:30 to go to Provo.

From Dan on Sat, Jun 11, 2011 at 15:09:29 from

Nice race!

From allie on Sat, Jun 11, 2011 at 16:50:06 from

nice work, rob.

From Andrea on Sat, Jun 11, 2011 at 19:21:39 from

Great tune-up before your half next week!

From Seth on Sat, Jun 11, 2011 at 20:41:31 from

Great time, good luck next Saturday!

From Teena Marie on Sat, Jun 11, 2011 at 20:54:25 from

SW33T!!! :)

(Seriously, SO FAST!!!)

From Jon on Sun, Jun 12, 2011 at 14:10:21 from

And this was an easy run?!?

From Rob Murphy on Sun, Jun 12, 2011 at 14:20:05 from

Jon - Mostly I was trying to avoid my usual trap of going out way too fast in 5k's. My goal was to feel good at the mile for a change and actually enjoy racing the last couple miles.

From Paul on Sun, Jun 12, 2011 at 15:47:19 from

Good job Rob.

From jtshad on Mon, Jun 13, 2011 at 08:37:29 from

Great race. We had a very pleasant weekend with you and the family, let's do it again soon.

From Steve on Mon, Jun 13, 2011 at 10:08:46 from

Who enjoys racing?

Great job! See ya this week.

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