Rob Murphy

Salty 5k Time Trial

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Salt Lake City,Ut,

Member Since:

Feb 11, 2010



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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: 21.25 Month: 131.60 Year: 383.60
Race: Salty 5k Time Trial (3.11 Miles) 00:17:38
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Ran the SLTC 10K today and forgot to bring money to the race to register so I had to bandit.

Decided to take advantage of the nice tailwind going out to see if I could run the first 5k faster than I did two weeks ago. Then I jogged back to the finish.

Enjoyed a cup of coffee with Steve Ashbaker after while we talked about training, racing, and getting old.

I finished Seth Davis's big new biography of UCLA basketball coach John Wooden today. I've been a Wooden fan since I was a kid. It was a very compelling read. Wooden was born in 1910 and died in 2010 just a few mnths shy of 100 so the story included the sweep of an entire century. I reccomend it to anyone interested in basketball, coaching, or leadership.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
From CollinAnderson on Sat, Feb 08, 2014 at 13:28:41 from

Basically, coffee is the healthiest thing ever. Haha. Nice time trial today!

From allie on Sat, Feb 08, 2014 at 14:38:48 from

good call on a hard 5k and then jogging it in. once i went around that cone and felt the wind i just wanted to collapse to the ground. nice 5k time.

From Matt Poulsen on Sat, Feb 08, 2014 at 15:13:35 from

Nice 5k, Rob!! I didn't know you had forgotten money for the 10k -- I would have spotted you :)

From Jake K on Sat, Feb 08, 2014 at 15:46:18 from

You did what every winter series runner has always wanted to do!

I still say they should just run the 15K as a P2P to the airport.

From Rob Murphy on Sat, Feb 08, 2014 at 16:07:48 from

Thanks for making me feel like I accomplished something meaningful Jake!

From Glory in the long run on Sat, Feb 08, 2014 at 18:09:01 from

Wait, so if you jogged back why didn't I pass you? Oh yeah, cause your fast even when you jog. Forgot about that.

I've been a fan of Wooden for awhile, would love that book.

I'd recommend Bowerman's biography, especially as a runner, but the man coached Olympians and was a Renaissance guy.

From Josh E on Sat, Feb 08, 2014 at 23:19:13 from

Good strategy of not reporting that latter half. I should've thought of that.

From RileyCook on Sun, Feb 09, 2014 at 09:15:44 from

I like it. We all should've just rode the tailwind for a fast 5k and called it a day! See, you masters runners have all the wisdom! Nice work Rob. It was good to see you.

From Laputka on Sun, Feb 09, 2014 at 14:31:20 from

That's it, I'm going to forget my money for the 15K. I like the way you think. Now I know why I took 4th instead of 5th.

From Steve on Mon, Feb 10, 2014 at 22:27:09 from


From Jason D on Tue, Feb 11, 2014 at 17:02:25 from

Nice race, Rob. I've always wanted to bandit a race but my "ironclad" ethics keep me from doing it. Of course it is about as harmful as writing in a library book, but I try not to do that either.

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