Rob Murphy

March 22, 2019

Recent EntriesHomeJoin Fast Running Blog Community!PredictorHealthy RecipesRob Murphy's RacesFind BlogsMileage BoardTop Ten Excuses for Missing a RunTop Ten Training MistakesDiscussion ForumRace Reports Send A Private MessageWeek ViewMonth View
15% off for Fast Running Blog members at St. George Running Center!


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: 21.25 Month: 131.60 Year: 383.60
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

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
From Jake K on Sun, Mar 09, 2014 at 12:49:56 from

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

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

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

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

SLC really is a unique place.

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

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

Sweet run Rob.

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

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

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

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

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

Nice run! Great job getting in the big mileage.

Add Your Comment.
  • Keep it family-safe. No vulgar or profane language. To discourage anonymous comments of cowardly nature, your IP address will be logged and posted next to your comment.
  • Do not respond to another person's comment out of context. If he made the original comment on another page/blog entry, go to that entry and respond there.
  • If all you want to do is contact the blogger and your comment is not connected with this entry and has no relevance to others, send a private message instead.
Only registered users with public blogs are allowed to post comments. Log in with your username and password or create an account and set up a blog.
Debt Reduction Calculator

Featured Announcements
Lone Faithfuls
(need a comment):