Rob Murphy

August 14, 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: 29.55 Month: 99.65 Year: 1606.09
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

Well, I haven't been running much lately and I haven't been bothered much by it either. I've been focusing on my job a bit lately and my coaching. The national site is doing a story on Kramer as is the Salt Lake Tribune. The Trib was out at practice today taking pictures of Jake and Kramer running mile repeats.I'm really enjoying my whole team this year. Just a bunch of good kids.

It's just a busy time. Abby and Andy are both going to their various sports and activities all the time. Ann's mom recently was diagnosed with cancer everywhere so she's been traveling to Minnesota to be with her. 

I love running in the morning but my job just makes that hard with having to be at my desk at 7 AM most days. Tomorrow I've decided to show up late and get in a morning run.

The rest has been good for me. I'm feeling good, ache free, and ready to go.

My day was also brightened when I read that Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers are putting the finishing touches on a new album. I've been a fan since they released their first album when I was about eight. I still buy CD's and a new Petty album is one I always pick up on the day it's released.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
From Jake K on Tue, Sep 17, 2013 at 21:52:28 from

It's a good time to back off a bit, before all the Zombie dashes, Haunted half-marathons, and costumed Franken-runs start up in October.

From Rob Murphy on Tue, Sep 17, 2013 at 22:04:34 from

I'll pass on those thank-you-very-much.

I am thinking about the Just Cuz Half up in Pocatello in November though. Might point to the 3M Half in Austin in January too to give me a winter goal if I can find a cheap flight.

From jtshad on Wed, Sep 18, 2013 at 07:25:59 from

Balancing priorities in life is important.

If you come up for Just Cuz, you are welcome to stay with us and I will run it with you!

From Jake K on Wed, Sep 18, 2013 at 08:30:50 from

I think its good to have something on the schedule other than just the SLC Winter Series... keeps the motivation a tad higher when the weather starts to spiral down. I'm planning on Houston in January, since they're hosting the USA 1/2 Champs the next 2 years. Frontier now flies their pretty cheap (under 250)

From Rob on Wed, Sep 18, 2013 at 08:57:12 from

I didn't know Jake was eligible to join your track team.

My favorite race ever is still the Just Cuz. Not because you let me win but because I had such a good time running with you and Jeff. I remember when we first saw you at the hotel pool the night before my wife looked at me and said "that guy looks fast"

From Jake K on Wed, Sep 18, 2013 at 08:59:40 from

I didn't run XC my freshman year of high school (I was on the GOLF team!) so I still have a season of eligibility left :-)

From Rob Murphy on Wed, Sep 18, 2013 at 10:57:40 from

Absolutely Rob. Jake has been a real boost to our team.

From Amiee on Wed, Sep 18, 2013 at 11:19:47 from

Nice update :) I have been wondering how Ann's Mom has been doing. Let me know if you guys need any dog watching or Abby/Andy entertainment with Ann traveling!

From Jake K on Wed, Sep 18, 2013 at 12:56:16 from

Amiee is volunteering Frank to come over and watch the kids.

From Amiee on Wed, Sep 18, 2013 at 13:16:11 from

Yeah and she will bring over all of her Traveling Wilburys LPs!

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