Rob Murphy

August 04, 2021

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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

Russian champion tries Crocs, commits to racing a marathon in them

Nikolay Chavkin in the video below did 3x1000, first two in Adidas carbon-fiber models, the last one in Crocs. Surprised by the result (2:52, 2:52, 2:50) with the fastest interval done in Crocs, he committed to racing a marathon in Crocs if the video gets 42K likes and 195 comments (for 42 km 195 m, the marathon distance). Nikolay's current marathon PR is 2:14:00. The video was created by a Russian sporting goods store chain. Their moto is "more sports - brighter life", which we think is wonderful, and also deserves a Like. If you want to see a fast marathon in Crocs, go to the video and click the Like button. And make sure to share it with your friends.

Miles:This week: 36.85 Month: 36.85 Year: 1477.18
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

Really beautiful day here in sunny Utah. Low 50s and absolutely perfect for running. If I wasn't a little achy from yesterday's race I could easily have run for 3 hours. As it was, I had to settle for an hour around Sugarhouse Park zig-zagging around the many thousands of runners, bikers, walkers, dogs...on second thought, maybe it is nice to have some typical winter weather so I can have MY park to MYSELF.

No school tomorrow so I should be able to get in a good, quality day. I will be running the mile and the 3000 meters at the USATF Masters Indoor Championships in ABQ ( 3 letter airport code for the city in New Mexico that I could spell if I wanted to, but am way, way, way too lazy to sit here at my computer and type out that ridiculously long name).

So, I will be reducing my mileage and training like a middle distance runner for a couple weeks to se if I can avoid complete embarassment.

Also walked 3 miles today.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
From Laputka on Sun, Feb 13, 2011 at 19:50:58 from

Albuquerque, there, I did it for you. Thought I'd check in and see how a fast guy recovers.

From allie on Sun, Feb 13, 2011 at 23:09:07 from

sounds like fun to race those middle distances. good luck with the training.

i was in SP for a bit today too -- it was a circus. i forgot that we have so many humans and dogs on this planet. the emptiness of the park over the past few months led me to believe that both species were extinct.

From Rob on Mon, Feb 14, 2011 at 11:10:20 from

I didn't realize Sugarhouse Park had an airport code. I think it should be SHP though, most are 3 letters.

From Jon on Mon, Feb 14, 2011 at 19:40:31 from

That's where the Google "Did you mean..." comes in handy...

From allie on Mon, Feb 14, 2011 at 20:06:10 from

From Rob Murphy on Mon, Feb 14, 2011 at 21:11:00 from

Allie - I really want to go to that link but it keeps giving me the "oops it's broken" message.

From allie on Tue, Feb 15, 2011 at 01:33:20 from

try this one:

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