I'm retired from racing. Really.

July 12, 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!

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Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 26.00 Year: 735.00
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: 272.00
Road N2 3 Grey Lifetime Miles: 112.50
Road M3 Black And Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 65.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles

AM- 7. Kind of slow, but not death march slow. All on GE trail, but no wildlife sightings of any sore. No people, either. 

Lunch- a few degrees cooler than last week and overcast today, with almost no wind, so good summertime playing conditions. 10-13 people (a few injuries and early leavers). My team won 5-3. Really good game today all around, similar to Friday. No slackers on the field. However, the maxim held true- the team that was being outplayed at the start, wins the game to 5. My team was definitely outplayed the first 20 minutes with lots of unforced errors.

Trail N2 Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
From Rob Murphy on Mon, Jul 24, 2017 at 12:41:45 from

You're working on Pioneer Day????

From Jon on Mon, Jul 24, 2017 at 15:35:11 from

When I lived in Utah, I did not get Pioneer Day off, much to the amazement of many of my friends. Frankly, I was fine not getting it off. Even moreso now that I'm not in Utah.

I can neither confirm nor deny that non-Utah Mormons like me may or may not think that Pioneer Day is a bit overblown.

From Rob Murphy on Mon, Jul 24, 2017 at 17:31:03 from

Although I am not LDS, I am a big believer in Pioneer Day. Other than Massachusetts and Maine with Patriots Day, I'm not familiar with too many states that have a holiday like this. I think it's important for societies and cultures to make a big deal out of shared struggles from the past. There are many reasons why it's important to study history but the most simple one is the fact that some people in the past did things worth remembering. We have lots of things, important and unimportant, that divide us. We need mort things that unite us. Mormons do this better than most people. So I become a bigger fan of Pioneer Day every year.

However, I still reserve the right to make fun of Mormon dorkiness at the parade. :-)

From Jon on Mon, Jul 24, 2017 at 20:18:53 from

I don't think I ever saw the parade.

From Jon on Tue, Jul 25, 2017 at 07:44:09 from

That is a good point about celebrating shared struggles, by the way, Rob.

From Tom K on Tue, Jul 25, 2017 at 09:17:57 from

We manufacture meaningless festivals in Florida at a preposterous rate. Gasparilla, Strawberry, Blue Crab, Mango, etc. Even in my hometown of Venice, we have a Sun Fiesta, a Shark's Tooth Festival, and we just finished "Christmas in July", whatever that is. I find myself jealous of the meaning in Pioneer Day.

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