Rob Murphy

Utah Valley Marathon

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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: 27.25 Month: 80.00 Year: 1192.81
Race: Utah Valley Marathon (26.2 Miles) 02:43:23, Place overall: 11, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

I will write more later, but I ran the Utah Valley Marathon in 2:43:23 this morning. Cold with lots of rain the first half and swirling winds.Sometimes a headwind, sometimes a tailwind. Way more uphills than I expected the first 14 miles. I got a great rhythm going down University Ave. in Provo, I ran 25 to 26 in 6:09.

Oh yeah... this was a marathon PR for me by nine and a half minutes,

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
From Faceless Ghost on Sat, Jun 12, 2010 at 12:20:50 from

Nice job! Conditions looked rough out there--I'm glad I was there to cheer, not to run.

From jtshad on Sat, Jun 12, 2010 at 20:54:45 from

Congrats on a great race and awesome PR! Can't wait to here more!

From Steve on Sat, Jun 12, 2010 at 22:01:05 from

Yes! What a sweet time! Did you take masters?

From Teena Marie on Sat, Jun 12, 2010 at 22:13:18 from

What an amazing race you had!!!

I saw you at the awards ceremony (I was watching some friends pick up their awards -- not me). I gave you a good holler!

Nicely done!!! :)

(Huge PR!)

From Paul on Sat, Jun 12, 2010 at 23:27:40 from

Wow, amazing PR!

From Rob Murphy on Sun, Jun 13, 2010 at 09:48:19 from

Thanks everyone. Steve, I won the masters division - $300! Thanks for not showing up. I'll see you on the 4th in front of Murray Park.Teena Marie, I think I heard you. Thanks.

From Walter on Sun, Jun 13, 2010 at 10:38:03 from

Great job Rob! Finishing strong in a marathon is a great feeling! Especially with the woopdie-do they gave us over the bridge.

From Scott Ensign on Sun, Jun 13, 2010 at 13:59:58 from

geez that is fast. way to win in style.

From RivertonPaul on Sun, Jun 13, 2010 at 17:11:36 from

Nice race. Good to see you on the Medal podium wiith your cute kid.

From Holt on Sun, Jun 13, 2010 at 17:16:35 from

Great PR!

From Mark on Sun, Jun 13, 2010 at 21:56:29 from

Way to crush your old PR AND win the masters division! Can't wait to read more about it.

From Sasha Pachev on Wed, Jun 16, 2010 at 16:42:43 from

Rob - it was nice to meet you in person, and congratulations on a 9+ minute PR. I wonder if you might have a sub-2:30 in you somewhere deep down, at least in St. George. What can you do in an all out quarter right now?

From Rob Murphy on Thu, Jun 17, 2010 at 00:06:18 from

Sasha, I'll have to ponder that and reply in a little more detail later.I will occasionally run 200s in as fast as 31, but I'm not sure what I could do for a 400 at max effort.

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