Rob Murphy

June 28, 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: 15.00 Month: 208.05 Year: 1154.29
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

5.25 easy miles around Sugar House before work.

It's crazy how many people were watering their lawns this morning after our inch of rain last night. #utahans

Late AM: 2 mile walk, push-ups and sit-ups.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
From Jake K on Thu, May 07, 2015 at 06:32:35 from

I like when the sprinklers are pointed in a direction that waters the concrete sidewalks too. That's a great use of resources.

I assume you saw the report from a few days ago that showed Utah has the highest rate of per capita water wasting. I was not the least bit surprised!

From Drew on Thu, May 07, 2015 at 06:55:58 from

I'm amazed you guys have Florida beat. I'm betting most people water each zone in Utah for 15 minutes or so. Out here, 45 minutes per zone easily, since the ground is practically sand. To keep the prototypical St. Augustine lawn, you need to dump water through the ground constantly.

And yeah, we like watering our sidewalks too.

From Jake K on Thu, May 07, 2015 at 08:52:58 from

I can't speak to the specifics of watering practices Drew, but I can tell you that we have sand... Utah is a DESERT state... which people don't seem to want to accept :-)

From allie on Thu, May 07, 2015 at 10:03:13 from

church lawns and golf courses -- gotta keep them green.

my favorite scenario is when sprinklers water the pavement DURING a rainstorm (and sometimes snowstorm) -- i saw it all the time, even in places like liberty and SHP.

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