Rob Murphy

SLTC Winter Series 15k

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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: 0.00 Month: 45.25 Year: 1253.17
Race: SLTC Winter Series 15k (9.34 Miles) 00:55:19, Place overall: 7, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

Good race today at the SLTC 15K. The weather was good, especially for this time of year. The only negative is that I developed a pretty bad side stitch around mile 6 that just kept getting progressively worse and forced me to back off my pace at the end. I'm not sure why it happened as the 5:50 pace I had been running felt pretty comfortable. But overall, pretty good, and I'm significantly ahead of where I was last year at this time when I ran 56:48 for the same race.

Splits: 5:44, 5:54, 5:57, 5:56, 5:55, 5:49, (36:36 at 10k) 5:57, 6:04, 6:06, then averaged 5:53 pace for the .3

Ran and easy couple miles after with Bill Cobler.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
From Fritz on Sat, Feb 27, 2010 at 16:33:23 from

Thanks. You had a great series too. 3 for 3 is as good as it can get. I updated the info on Jamal.

From jtshad on Sun, Feb 28, 2010 at 17:58:22 from

Great pace and finish. Awesome time for developing such a bad stitch!

From Rob Murphy on Sun, Feb 28, 2010 at 19:55:48 from

Thanks. Yeah, I think I may have been able to dip under 55 minutes. It's weird, I just got back from an easy 10 and I had the same stitch most of the way.

From Steve on Mon, Mar 01, 2010 at 21:55:06 from

Nice race! I hope not to see you around much this year...

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