Rob Murphy

June 17, 2024

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Salt Lake City,

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

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AM: 2 mile jog around the track.

So I was thinking about how the Millennial generation and Gen Z (and to be fair, mostly young women) are probably responsible for about 50% of the plastics floating in the ocean due to their consumption of expensive coffee drinks from Starbucks dispensed to them in single use plastic cups. This thought occured to me as I watched students enter Alta High this motning.

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From Bob on Wed, Sep 13, 2023 at 12:34:25 from

Not to mention all the pharmaceutical compounds in the waterways as well. It seems we are making a mess of things.

From Eva Splaine on Wed, Sep 13, 2023 at 16:37:26 from

I am not 100% sure, but I thought that Starbucks now makes their cups out of a compostable plastic (polylactic acid (PLA)) that is supposed to decompose into compost in a couple of months.

From Rob Murphy on Wed, Sep 13, 2023 at 16:56:35 from

I shall sleep much more contentedly tonight if that is true Eva :-)

From CookieLegs on Thu, Sep 14, 2023 at 07:27:20 from

Yes and no on composting plastics:

From Eva Splaine on Thu, Sep 14, 2023 at 13:24:28 from

After more research I have found that PLA plastics decompose well in an industrial compost facility, but in an ocean environment, it would take about 80+ years.

Sorry Mr. Murphy. I hope this information won't keep you up at night.

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