NELSON'S RUNNING

RUNNING REPORT - 2009

baltimore harborLooking back at last year's report, my resolution was to run LESS but improve the QUALITY of my mileage. I think I accomplished that--especially having to squeeze in training and races with my new bi-coastal residency and the inherent travel/time zones. Of course, it's always a learning process to be a "Masters Runner" (over 40) and tempering the physical changes going on in my body with the desire to excel and compete...if only against myself! Overuse injuries such as a serious Achilles sprain and a strained back were challenges, but my trainers Mario, Jacob & Dominick helped make these only minor bumps in the road to my overall fitness and I've had a calendar filled with memorable moments. Thank you, as always, for your interest & encouragement; it makes "the loneliness of the long distance runner" not a bit lonely!

April 11
*Scottish 10k (Central Park, NYC) 52:00. Place: 2716/7618, Div: 177/348
Pouring rain, icy cold temperature and it didn't make a bit of difference! A huge crowd and my first race in Central Park as a member of the New York Road Runners, made this a very happy morning in spite of the weather.

June 13
*NYRR Dash 10k (Central Park, NYC) 51:36. Place: 1401/4540, Div: 97/216
Beautiful day to run in the park and celebrate Spring!

July 17
*Central Park Conservancy 4 miler (NYC) 31:22. Place: 1453/5432, Div: 105/255
Benefitting Manhattan's breathtaking park, this was my first competition at this distance...so of course it was a Personal Record! I was surprised and delighted by my pace of 7:50 and subsequently decided to strive to maintain faster-than-usual speeds for these shorter distance events.

September 26
*Hamptons Marathon 26.2 miles. (Easthampton, NY) 4:24:00. Place 174/294. Div: 15/25
I love this small marathon event in breathtaking Easthampton and the weather conditions were sublime (unlike last year). Grew back my beard, too (like last year!). I decided that my 15th marathon might indeed be my swan song to that great distance, but I had so much fun and ran pain-free that I may just opt to continue again in 2010 and beyond. Besides, it's always a great opportunity to hang out with my best friend, Glenn. We'll see!

November 22
*Race to Deliver 4 miler (Central Park, NYC) 31:38. Place 1097/4760, Div: 83/207

Coming off a back injury, I was thrilled to feel so good on this brisk race morning and kicked butt! I made it in just 16 seconds off my previous PR.

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

MILES LOGGED

2018 - 1132 (1821.77 km)
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)

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