Rob Murphy

Salt Lake Half Marathon

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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: Salt Lake Half Marathon (13.1 Miles) 01:15:12, Place overall: 10, Place in age division: 2
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Brief report now...

This race was the story of what could have been. I really felt great early on. Ran mile 2 to 5 in 16:38. Was having no problem. Developed horrible blister on the ball of my right foot, Lost tons of time over the last three miles and actually walked three times.

Still ran faster than last year.1:15:12 is a new PR for me and I suppose you always have to be happy with that. But I know I can run faster. Finished second to Steve Anderson in the Masters. Steve ran high 1:11 and finished 3rd overall. Incredible!

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
From Teena Marie on Sat, Apr 16, 2011 at 16:01:54 from


Stupid blister!!!

Now I am wondering what your tempo pace was the other day (you know, the confidential pace that you didn't want Steve to know about -- btw, that was the funninest commentary -- I was loving the trash talk amongst you boys.) I thought you were joking, but now I am really wondering!!!

You are amazingly fast!!!! :) :) :)

A huge congrats!

From jtshad on Sat, Apr 16, 2011 at 16:36:53 from

Great time, sorry about the issues. Hope you had fun, wish I was there to run it with you, sounds like you had perfect weather.

Have a great weekend!

From Steve on Sat, Apr 16, 2011 at 18:29:23 from

One of the best race preps/fun nights I've ever had. You guys are such a fun family! I think I was fourth, but not really sure, no results posted yet.

From Steve on Sat, Apr 16, 2011 at 19:23:09 from

Check out my FRB pic!

From Bret on Sat, Apr 16, 2011 at 19:43:51 from

Nice race Rob - good job of focusing on the positives of the improvement in your time and knowing that you clearly can go faster. Too bad about the blister. Now go enjoy your spring break with your family!

From Walter on Sat, Apr 16, 2011 at 21:51:33 from

Great picture of us at the start! Its a force to be reckoned with!

From Scott Ensign on Sat, Apr 16, 2011 at 23:13:13 from

great race Rob. I am in awe of you and Walter and Steve. and great to meet you finally. I have a couple good blisters too if it helps at all...

From Wesley Hunt on Sun, Apr 17, 2011 at 00:24:47 from

Great race, Rob. I hate to hear that about the blister, but you're primed for some fast finishes.

I'm impressed you could stop to walk and still run such a strong time (and PR).

Nice work.

From allie on Sun, Apr 17, 2011 at 01:10:34 from

nice PR today! sorry about the blister though. looks like things are coming together for a great race at ogden.

From Steve on Sun, Apr 17, 2011 at 09:00:30 from

Did you bribe the Tribune photographer? I picked up the paper this morning and there you are on the front page again! I'm going to run by you more often.

From Rob Murphy on Sun, Apr 17, 2011 at 11:28:24 from

Actually Steve what I did was I found the Trib photographer before the race and I told him that it was just a quarter mile race and that he needed to be sure to catch the winner as he (me) crossed the finish line.

From Steve on Sun, Apr 17, 2011 at 12:11:31 from

Still blogging here off my phone..sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. Did you check out the whole mess with the womens winner in the marathon? Three different women thought that they had won. The eventual winner (chip time-ridiculous) started the race way back in the pack. None of them had any idea who they were racing against.

From steve ash on Sun, Apr 17, 2011 at 13:20:20 from

Rob, Congrats on your new PR and more to follow hopefully. I will take you up on your call some time but just not now. Hope you understand.

From Seth on Sun, Apr 17, 2011 at 16:42:22 from

Great run! That's a smokiin fast time!

From dugco on Mon, Apr 18, 2011 at 00:32:26 from

Ya know, Rob, as you get a handle on this distance running thing, you will probably have less trouble with blisters. It just comes with experience - you'll get there, chin up!

From Jon on Tue, Apr 19, 2011 at 20:55:57 from

Second masters and a dang fast time? Nice work, Rob.

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