Rob Murphy

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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: 41.85 Month: 50.10 Year: 1556.54
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I finally made it up to Jeremy Ranch. Woke up fairly early, had a couple cups of coffee and a bowl of Cheerios with fruit then drove up...

Jeremy Ranch, for the uninitiated, is a rolling dirt road that parallels a creek through some beautiful country up near Park City. It's a little more than 7 miles one way, so 14.25 total miles. It's rolling, but more downhill out and more uphill back. Strangely, it often seems to have a headwind both ways. The elevation is about 6,300 feet.

Today was pretty warm and I ditched my shirt about a mile in. I was sort of planning to take it really easy and just enjoy the run on a perfect morning. So I was thinking about 8 minute pace. But I was feeling pretty good and ended up averaging 7:37 pace. 14.25 miles in 1:48:25.

7:50, 7:42, 7:35, 7:30, 7:43, 7:32, 7:26, 7:31, 7:50, 7:42, 7:46, 7:38, 7:23, 1:23. 

The only thing that would have made this run better was some company. I did see some deer, a coyote, and a Bald Eagle ( being our national symbol, I feel it should be capitalized).

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
From Bret on Sat, May 30, 2015 at 12:19:00 from

Happy to be among the "initiated" - that's a great run. Would have tried to keep you company if I was local and acclimated to that elevation.

From Rob Murphy on Sat, May 30, 2015 at 12:39:39 from

I think you're one of the few to have done it with snow the whole way if I'm remembering right.

From Bret on Sat, May 30, 2015 at 12:53:22 from

That's correct- and I was happy for it too because I was dehydrated and ate a few handfuls.

From Jake K on Sat, May 30, 2015 at 15:09:14 from

I'm looking forward to being able to complete a Jeremy Ranch out and back again. I need a couple more weeks.

FYI it looks like your Alta summer road is clear up to about the Catherine's parking area. Still will take a while for the campground to melt out. But it's stunning up there right now with all the snow still on the N/E faces. Lot of people walking/running up there today.

From Rob Murphy on Sat, May 30, 2015 at 15:15:01 from

I'm pretty sure you could make it now Jake.

Good news about Alta. Our first run up there is scheduled for June 18th.

From jtshad on Sat, May 30, 2015 at 16:06:12 from

Nice week of running and great run today. I will have to try to come down and do this run with you sometime, sounds like fun.

From Jake K on Sat, May 30, 2015 at 16:17:01 from

Oh I'm sure I "could" make it 14 miles, but just not worth taking the chance and setting myself back at this point. Ragnar is going to test the limits of what I can run right now :-)

From Rob Murphy on Sat, May 30, 2015 at 20:17:05 from

Ragnar? Inconceivable!

From Rob Murphy on Sat, May 30, 2015 at 20:18:27 from

Thanks Jeff. It's a great run and better with company.

From Matt Schreiber on Sat, May 30, 2015 at 22:17:08 from

I've heard of this Jeremy Ranch on the blog before. :) Sounds like a bucket list run.

From Teena Marie on Sun, May 31, 2015 at 13:33:43 from

Sounds awesome!! That is a crazy pace for those dirt hills! You are nutz!! :-)

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