Rob Murphy

Sandy Classic 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: Sandy Classic 10K (6.21 Miles) 00:37:29, Place overall: 1, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

That's right, I won a race today. Ran the Sandy Classic 10k. This race used to be a big deal and on the circuit and still has a pretty large field. Didn't run the Murray Fun Days 5k because I missed the registration  and there was no race day registration. The city of Sandy was more accommodating than the city of Murray.

Ran without a watch again. Cruised along with a guy in a Southern Utah University singlet (I'm guessing NOT Cam Levins) until he dropped way back. I really enjoyed the police escort - it's been a LONG time! Didn't even really mind the exhaust fumes.

The best thing about this race was that they hand you your prize $ the second you cross the finish line. Seriously, this dude stuffs a $100 dollar bill in my hand as soon as I cross. Talk about instant gratification! The Salt Lake Marathon could learn something from this race...

Now off to march with the kids in our neighborhood 4th of July parade. 

PM: Walked to the gym. Hot! Lifted and did some ploys and core stuff. Walked home. Still hot!

Signed up for a 10k trail race in Park City on Saturday. Third 10k in a week. I guess that's one way to get the tempo runs in. 

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
From Bret on Wed, Jul 04, 2012 at 08:55:41 from

Awesome!! - That's great Rob. They are paying you to race the last couple of weeks. Well Done!!!

From Scott Ensign on Wed, Jul 04, 2012 at 09:00:46 from

nice job on the win and cash old man!!

From TBean on Wed, Jul 04, 2012 at 10:03:07 from

You were looking great and strong. Nice win!

From jtshad on Wed, Jul 04, 2012 at 13:31:48 from

Congrats on the win and $$! Great racing lately.

Have a fun day with the family.

From Fritz on Wed, Jul 04, 2012 at 13:33:27 from

Nice job Rob. Pretty cool to get the $100 bill at the finish line instead of waiting a few months. I am guessing it was Cam Levins who you beat.

From steve ash on Wed, Jul 04, 2012 at 17:33:40 from

Thats almost better than winning a slot machine:) Nice work Rob.

From Rob Murphy on Wed, Jul 04, 2012 at 17:38:32 from

Thanks Steve. I was just commenting on Paul's blog about how the Sandy Classic used to be a really competitive circuit race back in the day. Now 47 year-old Rob Murphy wins in 37 minutes!

I'll take it though.

From Steve on Wed, Jul 04, 2012 at 19:58:22 from

I'm pretty stoked about how things are holding up for you introducing some fast running. Two great races.

From Jake K on Thu, Jul 05, 2012 at 09:18:45 from

You are my 10K hero!!! Congrats!

You'll like the 10K trail run in PC. For the most part, its a really nice course.

From dugco on Thu, Jul 05, 2012 at 09:26:41 from

Very cool, Rob - congrats! I hit about 37 minutes somewhere around 4.5 miles into my 4.9 mile run the other day :)

From Rob on Thu, Jul 05, 2012 at 09:33:50 from

Nice job Rob, Just a few weeks ago you had given up on road running all together and now you get a win. Way to go.

From Lulu Walls on Thu, Jul 05, 2012 at 09:35:10 from

That's awesome Rob! You're a real inspiration to us oldies :)

From RileyCook on Thu, Jul 05, 2012 at 09:37:46 from

Awesome job on the win and congrats on the cash! I like that instant award system, you can get home more quickly.

From ACorn on Thu, Jul 05, 2012 at 18:16:50 from

Great running Rob!

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