Rob Murphy

Cottonwood Heights Turkey Thing

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Salt Lake City,Ut,

Member Since:

Feb 11, 2010



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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 with running, explore more trails, stay healthy.

Long-Term Running Goals:

Keep running and racing consistently for as long as I can. Find what is sustainable for me over the long run.


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: 4.00 Month: 26.75 Year: 2271.51
Race: Cottonwood Heights Turkey Thing (3.11 Miles) 00:18:50, Place overall: 14, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

1 mile around the neighborhood to wake up. Heading off to the Turkey Trot now...

Fun race. I ran 18:50 and won my age group. Snowy/slushy on the roads. The first half of the race was a steady uphill and the last was more downhill. Splits were 6:22, 6:19, 5:50. Balke Bennion won the overall which was AWESOME. Abby won her age group and also a $50.00 gift card to Dick's Sporting Goods. I took enough bananas to make back my entry fee. 

Early PM: 4 easy miles around Sugar House Park.

All this almost made up for Trump's crappy Secretary of Education pick (wouldn't be Thanksgiving without a little politics thrown in right?)

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
From Jason D on Thu, Nov 24, 2016 at 08:06:02 from

Happy Thanksgiving, Rob.

From Jon on Thu, Nov 24, 2016 at 08:53:17 from

Happy Thanksgiving, Rob.

From Bret on Thu, Nov 24, 2016 at 11:54:57 from

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family Rob.

From jtshad on Thu, Nov 24, 2016 at 12:50:16 from

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!

From Rob Murphy on Thu, Nov 24, 2016 at 13:02:46 from

Thanks everyone. Right back at 'ya

From Glory in the long run on Mon, Nov 28, 2016 at 00:45:02 from

Don't you think education could be less test-score based?

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