Rob Murphy

Leopard Run 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: 0.00 Month: 45.25 Year: 1253.17
Race: Leopard Run 5k (3.1 Miles) 00:16:37, Place overall: 17, Place in age division: 3
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

Ran the East High Leopard Run this morning. This was the first race on the USATF LDR calendar for the year. I finished third among the masters. Steve Anderson was in his own world running 15:3? - setting a masters course record. Nathan Pollard, always tough in 5k's, passed me on the track at the finish. My splits were 5:24, 5:18, 5:24, and 31 seconds for the last tenth. I wasn't too happy with my place, but can't complain about the 16:37. I ran 18 seconds ahead of my time last year.

This was a big race this year. Maybe 800 runners. It's only in its second year, but is definitely one of Salt Lake's best run races. Bill Cobler, the race director, does a really good job.

PM Workout: Easy run plus some cross training. Ran to gym and back (2.5 miles). Three miles on the eliptical. Then did a moderate strength workout.

My right achilles tendon is bothering me. Iced it twice today.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
From runningafterbabies on Sat, Mar 27, 2010 at 14:31:34 from

Great job. I heard it was a really big race.

From Matt on Sun, Mar 28, 2010 at 00:54:25 from

Nice Job coach! You are an animal.

From Steve on Sun, Mar 28, 2010 at 22:50:34 from

That was a fun morning..You ran a PM workout? What the heck? It was nice meeting your family again.

I was going to ask you and forgot Saturday morning, I have those gift certificates to the Alta Lodge for one night including the dinner and breakfast buffet coupons that I got from the race last year. We will never get down to use them before the seasons over. I checked and there is no name on them and nothing about giving them to someone else. I'd mail them to you if you could use them. Pretty pricy place to stay. Let me know.

From jtshad on Mon, Mar 29, 2010 at 10:02:20 from

Great job, that is an awesome time. Sounds like a very fast course! Hope the achilles loosens up.

From MichelleL on Sat, Apr 03, 2010 at 11:53:08 from

Hey nice job! Great to improve significantly off of last year.

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