Rob Murphy

SLTC Winter 10k

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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
Race: SLTC Winter 10k (6.21 Miles) 00:38:14, Place overall: 23, Place in age division: 2
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

One slow mile around the block. Off to the SLTC Winter 10k now. Going to run without a watch and have fun. Maybe snag some free bananas?

As I do almost every year at this time except last year when I was running up and down Grandeur Peak 4 times, I ran the SLTC 10k today. This is the first year I've done it at the end of a whopping 17 mile weak with achy ribs and difficulty breathing. But the doctor said I wouldn't hurt myself and I paid for the race a couple months ago, so why not? Plus I just really enjoy these races.

Gulped a couple ibuprofins and headed west at around 8:50 this morning. Ran an easy 1 mile warmup and then did dome stretching inside Saltair. Decided to race without my watch and just go by feel so the only split time I have is at the 5k turnaround which was 19:14. I finished in 38:14 so that makes 19:00 for the second 5k by my calculations. I was gaining on Bill the whole return trip and thought I might be able to pull off the age group win, but he held me off by a few seconds.  I wish I had made a harder effort to catch him in over the last mile.

I achieved my A goal which was to acquire enough bananas to last the week from the post-race spread.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
From emruns on Sat, Feb 10, 2018 at 13:04:40 from

Good job nailing that goal! Nice negative split . . .that didn't happen for me!

From Bret on Sat, Feb 10, 2018 at 13:25:38 from

Thatís a lotta bananas! Nice job Rob. I would not have even tried to race given your sore ribs and all.

From Glory in the long run on Sat, Feb 10, 2018 at 20:32:06 from

You suck! (If you can't see the adulation and envy in this statement I'm here to tell you it's there.)

From Jason D on Thu, Feb 15, 2018 at 10:06:27 from

Negative split straight to the banana table! Hope the ribs are healing.

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