Rob Murphy

August 13, 2020

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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: 22.05 Month: 92.15 Year: 1598.59
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So today I ran the gully longer run by myself at 7 am Then I ran 1.5 solw miles with my new kids but I'm only giving myself 1.25 for the number of times I had to stop and walk with them. Then I went into the gym and lifted some and finished with a hard mile on the stair master.

If anyone is interested in reading about this special place (the Alta Lodge and Alta in general), you can google "miles gone by alta my alta" and just click on the first reference. It will take you to a chapter in the conservative commentator, William F. Buckly's autobiography written just a few years ago before his death. He writes about his annual trips here with three friends including the Nobel Prize winning economist Milton Friedman. Even if you don't like Buckley's politics you will have to agree that he's a very good writer and captures the essence of this place perfectly.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
From steve ash on Thu, Jul 03, 2014 at 18:27:24 from

I like William F Buckley a lot, especially his dry intonation.

From steve ash on Thu, Jul 03, 2014 at 18:28:10 from

Milton Friedman has some interesting ideas also..

From Rob Murphy on Thu, Jul 03, 2014 at 19:13:03 from

If you go to youtube and search for old "Firing Line" episodes you can watch Buckley in all his glory.

He was truly an original.

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