Rob Murphy

March 19, 2019

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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: 15.00 Month: 125.35 Year: 377.35
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

PM: 6.5 miles at Sugar House Park. Not a very good run. I felt like a tired, slow, plodding old man.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
From Jason D on Thu, Mar 22, 2018 at 11:51:15 from

I am guessing you weren't actually running like an old man even though it felt that way.

4 of my runs this week have been 9:45+ pace. And that's at 33! I also concur with Jon's comment about the many strong examples of master's runners on this blog. Gives me hope that I have (I hope) years of running ahead of me in whatever capacity that might look like. I always try to think of of what my minimum threshold for running is when I age and I think the answer is "getting out the door."

I just started following a guy on Strava who knocked out a 20 miler at 6:37 pace on his 57th birthday. Clearly the exception (he ran a 9:08 2-mile in high school), but it's pretty amazing to see what people are capable of.

I also found this fella's approach to life pretty great. It seems he wants to run, eat enough food, be mostly left alone, and have a few beers:

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