Running Report 2017!

Running Report 2017

At the end of last year, I felt I was getting burned out on organized running events and pledged to spend more time running on my own. Ironically, a sprained ankle (not from running!) and the flu prevented me from the only two races I’d planned with the New York Road Runners.

But thanks to my running coach, Baker, and trainer, Frankie, I kept challenged all year long and took full advantage of my beloved Riverside & Central Parks for workouts. In fact, I think I spent the least amount of time inside Gyms than any year since I became a runner! Not only do I get to savor the Great Outdoors, I’ve turned the whole world into my own Health Club.

Work assignments keep me on the move in addition to all the travel my Partner & I enjoy, so I got to experience some scenic runs in 2017.  In addition to old favorites like East Hampton, the canyons in and around Beverly Hills, Downtown LA & Santa Monica and my hometown in Pennsylvania, I spent time running around Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, Hong Kong’s Victoria Peak, Singapore, Northern California’s Napa Valley and San Francisco,  Atlanta’s “hot, hilly, humid” Piedmont Park, Boston Harbor and exotic Amanoi in Vietnam.

Of course, occasionally I do enjoy the company of a running companion.  Especially when it’s a charming, brainy lady like Australia’s Foreign Minister Julie Bishop or Meteorologist Amy Freeze.
When it came time to tally up the Mileage for 2017, I was happily surprised (see sidebar with total) and as fun as it is to see High Numbers, Quality trumps Quantity.
With Australia’s Fabulous Foreign Minsiter, Julie Bishop:
Baltimore Harbor:
Hot-Lanta, Georgia:
Central Park, NYC:
Beverly Hills:
Boston Harbor:
Amanoi, Vietnam:
Singapore:
Riverside Park, NYC:
Napa Valley:
With my pal, Ultra-Marathon Man, Dean Karnazes at his home in Northern California:
San Francisco:

MILES LOGGED

2017 – 1160 (1866.83 km)

2016 – 1212.5 (1951.32 km)
2015 – 1092.8 (1758.69 km)
2014 – 1169.5 (1882.12 km)
2013 – 1323.6 (2130.1 km)
2012 – 1175.2 (1891.30 km)
2011 – 1200 (1931.21 km)
2010 – 1105.6 (1779.29 km)
2009 – 1070.1 (1722.16 km)
2008 – 1152 (1853.96 km)
2007 – 1300 (2091.7 km)
2006 – 1064 (1712.34 km)
2005 – 1143 (1839.08 km)
2004 – 944.9 (1520.34 km)
2003 – 834.2 (1342.22 km)
NELSON’S MARATHON TIMES

In addition to dozens of 5ks and 10ks, here are Nelson’s marathon times:

*PERSONAL BESTS!
2007 DC National Marathon: 4:03:46
2006 Palos Verdes Half-Marathon: 1:47:47
2011 Ted Corbitt 15k: 1:21:42
2005 Run for the Bay 10k: 45:38
2007 Santa Monica Mountains Trail 9k: 52:14 (1st Place Men 40-44, 9th Overall)
2011 Achilles Hope & Possibility 8k: 41:01
2009 Run for Central Park, 4 miler: 31:22
2006 Achievable Foundation 5k: 21:58

2014 LA Marathon: 4:42:22
2013 Hamptons Marathon 4:27:55
2011 NYC Marathon 4:21:37
2011 San Francisco Marathon 4:25:37
2010 Hamptons Marathon 4:19:48
2009 Hamptons Marathon 4:24:00
2008 Hamptons Marathon 4:26:11
2008 Bermuda International Marathon 4:17:51
2007 Catalina Eco-Marathon 4:41:30
2007 San Francisco Marathon 4:15:55
2006 Florence Marathon 4:22:11
2005 St Jude’s Memphis Marathon: 4:11:39
2006 LA Marathon: 4:13:37
2005 LA Marathon: 4:14:01
2003 LA Marathon: 4:23:35
2002 LA Marathon: 5:08:11
2003 Honolulu Marathon: 4:47:55
2002 Honolulu Marathon: 4:32:53
2001 Honolulu Marathon: 4:51:31
2014 Grete’s Great Gallop (NYC): 2:08:22
2013 NYC Half-Marathon: 2:03:41
2012 Grete’s Great Gallop (NYC): 2:04:28
2012 Hamptons Half-Marathon: 2:03:05
2008 Palos Verdes Half-Marathon: 1:54:26
2005 Palos Verdes Half-Marathon: 1:48:29
2004 Palos Verdes Half-Marathon: 2:06:47
2002 Santa Barbara Half-Marathon: 2:06:50

 

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