Rob Murphy

December 11, 2018

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Location:

Salt Lake City,Ut,

Member Since:

Feb 11, 2010

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Other

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.

Personal:

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: 6.25 Month: 63.00 Year: 2109.02
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
20.000.000.000.0020.00

Twenty miles in 2:26 (7:18 pace). That's my first 20 miler since last July and a pretty speedy pace for Rob Murphy. Hilly route up to Tanner Park, across Parleys, North on Wasatch (Des News Marathon in reverse), up Emmigration to the fire station, back down and around my neighborhood for a while.

I ran the first ten, before I got dropped, with Jake, Fritz, Nate, and Josh and they provided me with plenty of motivation. My last five miles were all under 7 minutes.

Beautiful day again. One of those days when you can get in some excellent golfing and skiing in the same day. How many places in the world can say that?

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
Comments
From Jake K on Sun, Mar 09, 2014 at 12:49:56 from 67.177.11.154

You did a solid pace for the first 10 miles (w/ 1000 feet of climbing). Pretty good.

No golfing but we are definitely going skiing now!

From Rob Murphy on Sun, Mar 09, 2014 at 12:57:38 from 24.10.249.34

I was reminded of the golfing on the way back when I heard the PA system at the golf course announcing tee times.

Why did we pick such a hard sport?

From Josh E on Sun, Mar 09, 2014 at 13:33:25 from 65.130.223.132

Nice seeing you Rob and congrats on getting in a 29 miler. The sport chose us.

From Jason D on Sun, Mar 09, 2014 at 15:03:21 from 24.1.80.94

Great run, Rob.

@Josh: "The sport chose us." I quite like that, and it speaks to my experience. Just sort of happened. 2nd best thing that ever happened to me.

From Jon on Sun, Mar 09, 2014 at 19:21:55 from 107.203.52.135

SLC really is a unique place.

From Jake K on Sun, Mar 09, 2014 at 20:01:13 from 67.177.11.154

I actually switched from the golf team to XC my sophomore year of high school. What was I thinking?

From Steve on Sun, Mar 09, 2014 at 21:03:38 from 66.87.127.9

Sweet run Rob.

From Fritz on Sun, Mar 09, 2014 at 21:30:02 from 98.202.9.237

Great run Rob. One of these days we need to do a run/golf double.

Speaking of golf, I recently read that Tiger Woods has surpassed $1.3B in career earnings (88% coming from sponsorships). This is the highest of any athlete ever. Sadly this is probably 20 times the total of all endurance athlete earnings combined.

From Fritz on Sun, Mar 09, 2014 at 21:31:28 from 98.202.9.237

I take that back. Lance earned around $220 million.

From Jake K on Mon, Mar 10, 2014 at 10:48:13 from 159.212.71.17

Hopefully Elin Nordegren sees a big % of Tiger's jackpot.

If you're in it for the money, you're better off in rodeo than distance running!

From jtshad on Mon, Mar 10, 2014 at 11:13:46 from 174.17.146.87

Nice run! Great job getting in the big mileage.

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