Rob Murphy

August 10, 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: 6.25 Month: 76.35 Year: 1582.79
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Rough day yesterday. After my long run with Jake, Nate, and Josh up at Jeremy Ranch, I mostly spent the rest of the day sick in bed or in the bathroom.

Google "beet juice poisoning". I pretty much had all those symptoms. Still weak and depleted today.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
From Tom Slick on Mon, Jun 02, 2014 at 08:41:50 from

So now the question is, what are you doing with all those beets?

From Jake K on Mon, Jun 02, 2014 at 09:26:23 from

When you said you drank a quart of beet juice before the run I laughed and sort of thought that was kind of silly, but I didn't expect you to actually get sick.

As Michele Ferrari said about the dangers of EPO - "It's also dangerous to drink 10 liters of orange juice"

From Josh E on Mon, Jun 02, 2014 at 09:48:57 from

Glad you finished the run ok. Were you juicing your own beets or was this the Biotta brand?

From Jason D on Mon, Jun 02, 2014 at 10:47:12 from

I thought you drank beet juice before a race or a long run once and felt magical? Maybe it was the night before? Josse recently had an entry about the issue. I'll stay away from it. I was nervous about a bowl of cereal and almond milk this morning, but it's darn perfect.

From Josh E on Mon, Jun 02, 2014 at 11:35:34 from

I think it was a volume problem. I've tried it and never had an issue. But I've never had more than 6 oz in an eight hour period.

From jtshad on Mon, Jun 02, 2014 at 19:07:27 from

Have you been hanging out at Schrutte Farm's with Dwight and Moze? When did you go to Scranton, PA?

From Rob Murphy on Mon, Jun 02, 2014 at 19:10:20 from

Good one Jeff!

From allie on Mon, Jun 02, 2014 at 20:45:59 from


hope you are feeling better.

From emruns on Tue, Jun 03, 2014 at 08:29:32 from

Sounds miserable. My chiropractor recommended beet juice. Maybe not! Feel better.

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