Rob Murphy

USATF Masters Indoor Nationals

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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: USATF Masters Indoor Nationals (1 Miles) 00:05:13, Place overall: 4, Place in age division: 4
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Geez! This kind of racing is a whole different ball game.

Today I ran the mile here in Albuquerque. It was clear that the top two guys were in their own world, so I quickly realized that I should be aiming for the bronze medal. Ran with a pack of 5 guys all obviously thinking the same thing. After several laps of running together, I honestly felt like I was the strongest runner in the group and had a great chance at third. But with about 300 meters to go one of the guys shot to the front of our pack and kept the hammer down. I was the only one who went with him and we had a pretty good duel down the final back stretch. He outkicked me for the bronze though. Bummer.

Really enjoyed the intensity of track racing this weekend and I think I will be a better runner because of it. This meet was a great experience. Watching all the 90 year olds compete was very inspiring. And watching 70 year olds run 6 minute miles was just crazy.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
From jtshad on Sun, Mar 06, 2011 at 10:39:46 from

Awesome job, you did great at the meet. 5th and 4th at a national meet is amazing. Travel safely home and give me a call sometime to chat.

Congrats again...this will help you a lot in your training for this year.

From steve ash on Sun, Mar 06, 2011 at 11:02:38 from

You did well Rob! It sounds like you had fun also. Nice going:)

From Rob Murphy on Sun, Mar 06, 2011 at 11:17:28 from

Thanks guys. It's really been a lot of fun and an interesting switch from road racing.

From Teena Marie on Sun, Mar 06, 2011 at 13:02:32 from

Sounds like you had an incredible experience! Here's to many more!

And DANG --- 70 year olds running a 6 minute mile!!!!! Hmmm ... In 22 years I expect a 5:59 out of you!!!! :) :) :)

Seriously, congratulations! You did AWESOME! :)

From Steve on Sun, Mar 06, 2011 at 14:44:03 from

That was a hard weekend not running with you down there. Total bummer.

Great job!

From Jon on Sun, Mar 06, 2011 at 17:02:10 from

Sounds like a fun weekend- nice job, Rob.

From Bret on Mon, Mar 07, 2011 at 09:09:56 from

Well done - I want to see some of those photos that Doug took - especially your battle for the bronze. Nice job.

From dugco on Mon, Mar 07, 2011 at 09:32:21 from

I will post a link to my pics of the beast soon, but he made the official pics at the USATF site - photo #16 at the link below is from the mile on Saturday.

From Bret on Mon, Mar 07, 2011 at 10:51:51 from

Yeah Doug - Rob sent me the link as it comes up in the main page. Saw your results in the 200 and 400 - very nice. How about a race report!?

From RivertonPaul on Mon, Mar 07, 2011 at 11:24:46 from

Congrats. Thanks for sharing your experiences with us.

From dugco on Tue, Mar 08, 2011 at 17:01:33 from

A few pics from the trip out to Albuquerque with Rob. I couldn't shoot just Rob, so you'll have to put up with some miscellaneous pics as well. 'Twas a great trip.

From I Just Run on Thu, Mar 10, 2011 at 13:18:28 from

Wow...Just ran across your Blogged Race Report. This sounds fun...Well that's if you can run competativly (like you)! I hope you do some more of this type of racing, it will be interesting to see your progress!


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