Rob Murphy

SLTC Winter 5k

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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: 29.55 Month: 99.65 Year: 1606.09
Race: SLTC Winter 5k (3.11 Miles) 00:18:30, Place in age division: 3
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

5:47, 5:50, 6:14, .44

I lack fitness.

Andy ran 30:30. I was really proud of him.

Pm: 4.25 easy miles around the neighborhood. Qualifies as a rare double.

Also did a two mile walk with Ann who, unfortunately, has to go to work tonight. 

56 miles for the week! Biggest total in 23 weeks.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
From Fritz on Sat, Jan 31, 2015 at 12:06:35 from

Can I copy your post? Maybe the wind was worse than we thought :)

Congrats to Andy!

From Rob Murphy on Sat, Jan 31, 2015 at 12:35:43 from

Still fun to get out there for the first race of the year even with the sub-par result. I've only been averaging 30 to 40 mpw, so really not that bad.

Maybe I'll be able to ramp things up a bit in the coming weeks?

From Fritz on Sat, Jan 31, 2015 at 12:48:16 from

All considered it looks like you ran a pretty decent race. I have actually been running more than usual for this time of the year but with very few quality miles. Maybe it's time to hit the stairmaster hard :)

From Rob Murphy on Sat, Jan 31, 2015 at 12:55:34 from

That machine works for you!

From allie on Sat, Jan 31, 2015 at 13:19:26 from

but, you followed one of your own points of wisdom, which is to be okay with racing even when you aren't in perfect shape. nice job to both you and andy.

From Burt on Sat, Jan 31, 2015 at 13:31:28 from

I'd like to borrow your lack of fitness.

From steve ash on Sat, Jan 31, 2015 at 13:33:31 from

Looks pretty good to me Rob. That wind coming back can just suck it right out of you on that course. I wish I could of come but the wife informed me that it just wasn't in the budget.

From james (runmehappy) on Sat, Jan 31, 2015 at 13:58:53 from

Great race Rob. Thanks for that last mile. You kept me going.

From Rob Murphy on Sat, Jan 31, 2015 at 14:52:09 from

You're welcome James. Sorry I had to lay down and take a nap with 200 meters to go. :)

From Bret on Sat, Jan 31, 2015 at 16:27:31 from

Nice job Rob. I would pretty happy with that result. Well done.

From Steve on Sat, Jan 31, 2015 at 16:44:07 from

Sweet! There are some new Masters running the circuit this year. I'm depending on you to hold the old guys. I have to work weekends all summer.

From Rob Murphy on Sat, Jan 31, 2015 at 16:52:22 from

Thanks Steve but I was actually 3rd in 50-54. Not a very good start.

From Jason D on Sun, Feb 01, 2015 at 14:52:53 from

A good rust buster, Rob.

Not as good as some other years, but better than others:

Congrats to Andy as well. That's great.

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