Rob Murphy

August 08, 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: 61.85 Month: 70.10 Year: 1576.54
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

Ten miles in the concrete suburban jungle of Sandy Utah with some of my distance runners.

I'm going to do some quality runs this week but also reduce my mileage a little bit. I want to focus on rest, recovery, and getting a little extra sleep.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
From Jake K on Mon, Feb 13, 2012 at 21:13:58 from

You've been running strong all winter so far - we've got 9 weeks to go until Boston... lots of time. I think you're right - making sure to get the proper amount of rest and sleep is so crucial at this point, as the intensity of the workouts gets ratcheted up a bit.

I'm glad I don't have any responsibilities and I can sleep as much as I want :-)

From Fritz on Mon, Feb 13, 2012 at 23:37:46 from

I wonder what would be harder. 60 miles in a week with 3 hrs of sleep/night or 120 miles in a week with 12 hrs of sleep/night. For the 9 hours of extra time being awake let's assume you are watching TV or even better, reading running books. Knowing myself I think the 60 miles with 3 hrs of sleep would be more tiring.

From allie on Tue, Feb 14, 2012 at 11:08:04 from

smart move, rob. enjoy the down week and the sleep.

From Jake K on Tue, Feb 14, 2012 at 12:31:58 from

120 w/ all the extra sleep would be a breeze. its amazing how quick the body can recover if you sleep a ton! lack of sleep for 1-2 nights isn't the end of the world, but it can catch up to you really quick if you are training hard

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