Rob Murphy

June 12, 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

Miles:This week: 35.25 Month: 70.30 Year: 1093.50
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AM: Walk/jogged to the gym and back on maybe the most beautiful morning of the year. Lifted pretty hard at the gym along with some core exercises and plyos. Did some lunges which I'm sure to regret tomorrow. Nothing makes me more sore than lunges. Probably because I don't do them enough - I think you need to do them all the time or not at all.

 I'm going to try to get in a longish trail run up in Park City this afternoon but Vacation Bible School starts at church at 4 PM so I'll be a little pressed for time.

I was reading the Tribune this morning and I found myself getting really annoyed at the new "Fit & Active" section they have on Sunday's. I had high hopes for this section a few months ago, but it's been a huge disappointment. It's mostly aimed at helping sedentary/obese people become a little less sedentary and obese. Why does everything have to be aimed at the lowest common denominator? 

PM: Pretty great run. Ann and the kids dropped me off at the Jeremy Ranch Road. I did the 7.25 miles to the end of the dirt road then I turned left at the paved road towards Big Mountain. It's 5.5 miles from the end of the dirt road to the top of Big Mountain and it's unrelenting uphill the whole way. But I wimped out and bailed on the run after 10 miles. A pretty hard 10 miles though.

It would be about 13 miles from the Jeremy Ranch trailhead to the top of Big Mountain. I think there is a trail running option that follows the old Mormon/Pony Express trails to the top of Big Mountain that begins at Mormon Flats. Lots of undiscovered options up there.

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From Fritz on Sun, Jun 10, 2012 at 14:14:57 from

We need to find that trail running option. There are trails everywhere up there. Or we could start the jeremy to big mountain round trip marathon just to counter these downhill dashes.

From Rob Murphy on Sun, Jun 10, 2012 at 14:19:17 from

I agree. Might have to take a backpack and a bunch of water and spend a day exploring the trails up there.

From Jake K on Mon, Jun 11, 2012 at 11:12:19 from

Ambitious effort!

There is a trail that connects Mormon Flat to Little Dell reservoir.

Check out this map -

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