Rob Murphy

Pocatello Half Marathon

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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: 4.50 Month: 67.00 Year: 830.85
Race: Pocatello Half Marathon (13.1 Miles) 01:18:54, Place overall: 2, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

Short race report for now.

I'm so thrilled with how I ran today. I had no idea going in what I could run since I haven't raced and my training has been inconsistent.

Took the first three miles easy - 19:00 at 5k. Then I ran 58:54 for the last ten miles which was great. I ran every mile right at 5:55. This is the third straight year I have finished second in this race to three different guys. This year it was Grey Augustus from Idaho Falls who got me by about two minutes I think. 

Justin Park ran 2:26 to win the marathon. He really looked good. Jeff Shadley was under 2:40 to finish second. 

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
From allie on Sat, Sep 01, 2012 at 10:28:45 from

nice race, rob.

From Bret on Sat, Sep 01, 2012 at 10:38:09 from

Awesome Rob! - really happy for you. That ought to energize you for quite a while. Nice job.

From Lulu Walls on Sat, Sep 01, 2012 at 11:26:46 from

Wow way to go Rob! Very happy for you :)

From Bam on Sat, Sep 01, 2012 at 11:31:37 from

Great run Rob! That's some going off limited training. To bang out 58:54 for the final 10 miles is awesome. That's gotta get your juices flowing.

From scottkeate on Sat, Sep 01, 2012 at 11:39:45 from

Great race, Rob!

From Jake K on Sat, Sep 01, 2012 at 13:20:20 from

Great job Rob! Glad to hear this one went well - smart racing!!

From steve ash on Sat, Sep 01, 2012 at 20:05:02 from

Great race Rob and good to hear you back in good spirits about running also:)

From Kory on Sat, Sep 01, 2012 at 20:14:03 from

Nice great run and great to see you.

From Fritz on Sat, Sep 01, 2012 at 20:28:29 from

Great race Rob! I am glad you felt good out there and it sounds like you ran a smart race.

From jtshad on Sun, Sep 02, 2012 at 05:48:42 from

Great race, Rob! You ran smart out there and showed yourself that you still have some racing fire in you.

Thanks for a great time in Poky with our families!

From Jon on Sun, Sep 02, 2012 at 06:51:03 from

Congrats, Rob!

From Rob Murphy on Sun, Sep 02, 2012 at 07:09:10 from

Jon - where are your results from yesterday?

From Rachelle on Sun, Sep 02, 2012 at 18:17:50 from

Rob I am not sure how I missed you yesterday. It would have been nice to meet you in person.

Did they deny you of your free bear again this year?

From Rachelle on Sun, Sep 02, 2012 at 18:18:26 from

Beer! Not bear haha although there may have been bears in that canyon. :)

From Dave S on Sun, Sep 02, 2012 at 19:00:12 from

Great Job! Nice to meet you briefly at the finish. You looked strong on that last straight away when you passed me while I was only running 5k.

From Rob Murphy on Sun, Sep 02, 2012 at 19:09:16 from

Rachelle - Ha! I had forgotten about that. No, I actually got my cold 10 AM post-race beer this year. Very un-Utah.

From RAD on Sun, Sep 02, 2012 at 20:32:07 from

Nice job out there Rob! I too am glad you got your post race beer with no trouble from the ID peeps this year. Like Rachelle, I wish I would've known you were there and could've met you in person!

Congrats on the race! Did you get anything better than the water bottle the full marathoners won? That was probably the most disappointing part of the race for me. Cruddy prizes for winners!

From Andrea on Tue, Sep 04, 2012 at 18:02:02 from

Great race Rob! You decided what's next yet?

From Steve on Fri, Sep 07, 2012 at 09:55:13 from

I was stoked to hear that you ran this. It's interesting to note that if you ran a full effort half right now, you would probably come close to your PR. The years of quality training have built a pretty good base. Most importantly though, I see a good R2R2R run this October!

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