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: 8.25 mile after school gully run with my team. Jake took the boys a bit further for 12 miles as I had to leave to pick up Andy. Thanks Jake!

Just a little bit on how my Alta boys raced yesterday....

I have a bit of a strange team this year but it's been one of my most satisfying seasons as a coach and one that I'll remember with a lot of pride. Last years team was solid - winning the region championship and taking 5th at the Utah state meet. Since I lost 4 out of my 5 scoring runners from last year I worried that lean times could be ahead this year.

But Kramer Morton was returning and he's not a bad place to start. We've cobbled together a tough team made up of refugees from the football team and first year sophomore runners. They struggled early but have kept working hard and emerged yesterday as a state calibre team.Kramer ran 15:12 on the Cottonwood Complex course to set a new course record. I'm sad that my time with him is coming to an end but we have a lot more to achieve.

Bingham is the U.S. #18 TEAM AND MY BOYS NARROWLY LOST 34-42. Article with typos here

As a matter of fact, I compared their times from yesterday with the times my 2008 team ran on the same course and my 2008 boys edged this years team 27-28. This is impressive because my 08 team won the state championship and advanced to Portland for NXN.

Each team has its own character and trajectory. This years team is rapidly improving at the right time. We have set the admittedly tough goal of finishing 2nd to American Fork (U.S. #3) AND QUALIFYING FOR NXN.

That's right, I said it!

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
From Jake K on Fri, Oct 11, 2013 at 21:32:18 from

Bar = raised.

This is a special group of kids. I'm glad I've had the opportunity to spend a lot of time with them since the summer.

You won a plaque and gift certificate at the banquet, which I'll bring over tomorrow.

From Andrea on Sat, Oct 12, 2013 at 06:28:17 from

Awesome. So excited for you and your team!

From Steve on Sat, Oct 12, 2013 at 11:39:17 from

Good goal! I was just reading Vigil's book again this week, wondering what your team motto is...

From Ashton Arndt on Sun, Oct 13, 2013 at 15:26:18 from

Got that right about the Typos. Hey Coach maybe you should take over Utah Milesplit. :)

From Rob Murphy on Sun, Oct 13, 2013 at 16:23:47 from

It would depend on the pay.

How are you?

From Ashton Arndt on Sun, Oct 13, 2013 at 16:53:46 from

I've been better. Shoulders sore and have had headache all day. Medicine helps, I will call you.

From Jon on Sun, Oct 13, 2013 at 17:12:04 from

Go big or go home!

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