Rob Murphy

SLTC Winter Series 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: 11.75 Month: 64.50 Year: 1177.31
Race: SLTC Winter Series 10k (6.2 Miles) 00:36:26, Place overall: 6, Place in age division: 1
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The conditions this year were better than last year - windy/cold rain instead of a full on blizzard. This is a flat out and back course along the south shore of the Great Salt Lake. I really enjoyed the first 5k with the 20 mph wind at my back. Ran splits of 5:46, 5:47, and 5:43.I felt like I was running pretty conservatively. I hit the 5k turn around in 17:54. On the last 5k I did my best Eric Norpoth imitation (obscure reference to the "blood sucking leech" who would draft off of Prefontaine and then blow by him in the end) and tucked in behind a couple guys. Ran 5:59, 5:58, and 5:58 coming back. Can't say I had much of a kick as I averaged 5:51 for the .2. I won the Masters division and was really happy with my 36:26 - my fastest 10k in many years not counting the downhill Deseret News 10k.

3 miles on the eliptical in the afternoon

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
From jtshad on Sat, Feb 13, 2010 at 15:20:02 from

Great time, nice job at this early season race!

From Burt on Sat, Feb 13, 2010 at 15:39:22 from

Wow Rob! That's incredibly fast. Way to go!

From Camille on Sat, Feb 13, 2010 at 15:55:13 from

Wow! way to go, speedy! :o)

From Walter on Sat, Feb 13, 2010 at 17:55:27 from

Great speed there on that boring course. You do have the turn around and the trick is to make as many friends as you can so on your way back they can pump you up! I should have done these races this year. oh well. great competition from the sounds of it!

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