Rob Murphy

June 25, 2022

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Salt Lake City,

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 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

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Miles:This week: 47.00 Month: 190.05 Year: 1136.29
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11 miles at 7:30 pace up and down the Jordan River Parkway after work. Beautiful afternoon.

Well, I'm all the time sore and achy everywhere. Knees, shins, feet... even after days off or easy days.

I've read lots about how some runners adapted to the realities of an old body and about 60,000 miles on the odometer. John Keston (the first over 70 guy to break 3 hours) trained every other day with long two to three hour walks on the "off" days. Might have to start making some concessions without surrendering. 

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
From Steve on Thu, May 10, 2012 at 18:59:14 from

I just noticed that your Running Accomplishments was changed to "fair amount of success as a masters runner". Cracked me up. That's supposed to be funny right?

I know you never listen to me :), but here's my two cents. Continue with long slow runs, at least 10 miles a day, trails and fun places to run only. In a month you will recapture it all. 4 weeks. Slow.

And some Twinkies

From Jake K on Thu, May 10, 2012 at 19:48:57 from

Hey Rob we're gonna run the Jeremy Ranch dirt road on Saturday morning if you want to join us. If not, we're gonna clean some plates at Ruth's Diner afterwards if you and the family wanna join us for that.

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