I'm retired from racing. Really.

July 04, 2020

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Feb 24, 2007



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5k- 16:01, 1/2 marathon- 1:11:37, marathon- 2:34:16, 50k- 3:58, 100 mile- 15:19

Former World Record holder in 100 x 5k relay 

Ultra history:

8-100 mile, 1-100k, 9-50 mile, 2-40 mile, 14-50k-ish

12 wins, 5 CR's, plus four 2nd, five 3rd, 4th, 4th, 5th, 5th, 9th, 16th, 20th, 28th, 38th, and 62nd place, with 1 DNF 

Short-Term Running Goals:


Enjoy running, stay fit (and maybe lose a few pounds)

Long-Term Running Goals:

Unretire at some point

Run a sub-6 hr 50 miler

Win a 100 mile ultramarathon


I have five cute kids. And I have some rockin short green racing shorts- I wear them mainly because it embarrasses my wife so much. I like ultimate frisbee, trail running, reading, and cheering for the Denver Broncos!   And I have the absolute best wife in the world.  And I used to run for the now-disbanded national Team Pearl Izumi- Ultra!

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 12.00 Month: 4.00 Year: 713.00
Fastwitch Lifetime Miles: 82.50
Trail N1 Lifetime Miles: 86.50
Road N1 Lifetime Miles: 31.00
Trail M2 Lime/black Lifetime Miles: 211.00
Road N2 Black And Green Lifetime Miles: 260.00
Road N2 3 Grey Lifetime Miles: 106.50
Road M3 Black And Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 65.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles

AM- 8.5 on the trails of Cumberland Mtn State Park in Crossville, TN.  Generally nice, although 3 or so miles were way too overgrown and thorny.  If I don't get poison ivy, it is only because I am among the 20% of people who aren't allergic, because I ran through literally miles of the stuff.  Saw 1 deer, 0 people.  Nice way to start the day- now 8 hrs driving.  1:17, 8.5 miles.

NB 760 Miles: 8.50
Weight: 0.00
From Rob Murphy on Sat, Jul 02, 2011 at 20:20:03 from

I am one of those 20%. I can wallow in the stuff for hours without a problem.

Maybe it's my destiny to be a trail runner?

From Jon on Sun, Jul 03, 2011 at 23:21:21 from

It's a sign, Rob. Quit resisting the inevitable. It's your destiny. Heck, your first ever ultra run was the R2R2R!!! Most trail runners dream of that for years, and you just banged it out as a newbie!

From Rob Murphy on Mon, Jul 04, 2011 at 00:25:14 from

Thanks for the self esteem boost!

We are getting pretty fired up about it again this year. Things are even looking up for Cody.Don't you think?

You know, we all approach this sport from different angles.But I think if we're honest, those of us who take competition seriously are trying to prove something to ourselves and I feel like I still have a few things to prove on the roads.I'll be 50 in three years and I honestly believe that I can be one of the best in the 50-54 age group. It's a goal I set for myself a couple years ago and I want to stick to it.

Happy 4th to you and your family.

From Jon on Mon, Jul 04, 2011 at 12:22:34 from

They don't have to be mutually exclusive. Doing some trail races or ultras doesn't mean you can't do road races. Heck, I just set my road 5k PR while training exclusively for a 100!

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