Rob Murphy

August 04, 2020

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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: 17.30 Month: 25.55 Year: 1531.99
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

Made in home at 3:30 this afternoon. Did a little hiking and arch exploring along the way topped off with another cheeseburger at Ray's Tavern.

Gonna take the day off of running.

Good article in my new Outside about Overtraining (OTS) and how it impacts ultra runners.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
From steve ash on Mon, Jun 15, 2015 at 10:36:11 from

Over training is my worst enemy and I pay a price whenever I go over 80 mpw. Something always gives sooner or later, whether it be slower running and racing or injury.

From Rob Murphy on Mon, Jun 15, 2015 at 11:07:48 from

It's about 75 mow for me Steve. I just can tell when I'm up against the line and I back off. I think if you just approach the sport from the standpoint of wanting to run fast times but also wanting to maintain good health, high energy, and happiness, you can avoid that over training trap.

From steve ash on Mon, Jun 15, 2015 at 13:22:08 from

By the way, I think that Ray's tavern should be on our itinerary for our trip now. That will be up to the boss however:)

From Steve on Tue, Jun 16, 2015 at 00:57:15 from

I liked that article too.

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