Rob Murphy

March 21, 2023

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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: 6.50 Month: 72.11 Year: 341.86
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Treadmill workout.

6 X 1 mile with 1/4 mile jog. 6:39, 6:35, 6:31, 6:27, 6:22, 6:18.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
From Rob on Fri, Feb 14, 2014 at 07:28:43 from

Doctor patient confidentiality agreement?

I tried to blog about credit card fraud once but no one seemed interested.

From dugco on Fri, Feb 14, 2014 at 07:59:39 from

There is a very narrow frame of reference when doctors start talking about lifesaving cardiothoracic surgery. Runners bring to the table all of their life/work experiences in a relatable, familiar dialect... man, that 10K was a bear! Sure, your bear of a 10K might be ten minutes faster than mine (ok, twenty minutes faster), but we can all relate to the pain, misery and joy of the race and all the prep leading up to it. I must admit that I personally enjoy hearing about lifesaving cardiothoracic surgery, but thats just me.

From Rob on Fri, Feb 14, 2014 at 08:15:58 from

I wasn't trying to be smug with my comment. My neighbor is a sports Doctor and I try to get him to talk about work related things all the time and he kind of shuts down. I think Doctors are just trained to not talk about their work too much to avoid saying something they shouldn't.

From steve ash on Fri, Feb 14, 2014 at 08:58:33 from

We all have talents and a part to play in life, perhaps some of these people realize this and prefer not to draw attention to themselves. I don't know..

From Jake K on Fri, Feb 14, 2014 at 09:30:53 from

HIPAA, PHI, etc. A good doctor isn't going to talk much about what they are doing, especially on a blog. Even in my clinical trials work, I'll talk about what is going on in private conversations, but I'd never write about it on the internet. That would break all sorts of disclosure agreements.

I still think endurance is a great virtue!

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