I'm retired from racing. Really.

GE 6k+ cross country race

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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: 0.00 Month: 109.00 Year: 1271.00
Fastwitch Lifetime Miles: 82.50
Trail N1 Lifetime Miles: 86.50
Road N1 Lifetime Miles: 31.00
Trail M2 Lime/black Lifetime Miles: 231.50
Road N2 Black And Green Lifetime Miles: 409.00
Road N2 3 Grey Lifetime Miles: 221.00
Road M3 Black And Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 225.50
Race: GE 6k+ cross country race (3.88 Miles) 00:23:36, Place overall: 7
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles

AM- GE 6k at Connestee Park.  Great weather (40 deg), nice course with about 1.5 mile pavement, 2+ miles singletrack trail.  I knew I wasn't going to be speedy fast, between lack of recovery from my 50 miler, being sick, and being slightly undertrained.  Ran about 6th to 9th place the whole race- worked pretty hard, but definitely didn't go all out.  First mile on pavement was 5:33, then 2-6:20's on the trail, then a 6:00 on trail/pavement to the finish..  I knew my speed wasn't there, so I wasn't going to kill myself- my bigger priority is Monday's trail run.  Really enjoyed running on the nice trails, though, and seeing a little carnage- I think 4 or 5 of the top 10 guys fell, including 2 guys right behind me (no injuries, though).  GE team ran strong, with 4 of the guys finishing ahead of me, including Jim for the overall win.  I think I finished 7th place, but not sure.  23:37 (6:06 avg) for the race- interestingly, that is the exact same pace as the February run I did at the same location, though that race had a slightly different course and was slower thanks to lots of water/mud.  Given that I wasn't 100% today, I guess it's good that I ran as fast as last race.  Thanks to Laura, the PS staff, Todd, and everyone else for doing a great job.

Now rest for my 77 mile trail run on the Foothills Trail on Monday.  The record is 16:52, and only 13 people have ever completed the run.  Hope I survive! 

Crossmax Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
From Cody on Sat, Nov 19, 2011 at 22:16:40 from

Good race, and good luck monday. Don't die

From Rob Murphy on Sun, Nov 20, 2011 at 16:31:47 from

I know that if I lived in Greenville still that you would have me completely sucked into the trail running scene.I wouldn't be able to resist the peer pressure.

Sounds like fun tomorrow - good luck.

Are you getting lots more blog hits in greenshortsrunning since all the publicity in Trail Runner this month?

From Jon on Mon, Nov 28, 2011 at 22:04:28 from

You know, Rob, SLC is tons better than Greenville for trails...

Hard to say. I don't really track visits. No extra comments.

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