NELSON'S RUNNING

RUNNING REPORT - 2011

baltimore harbor2011 was not only another year filled with "runner highs" and memorable moments, it marked my Tenth Anniversary as distance runner. I continue to be delighted that thru my Media appearances, blogs and Twitter posts, I can inspire others to get out and play with the sport. It requires no great skill, coordination, talent or investment...just a desire and love of moving one foot in front of the other. Many visitors to NYC, my favorite place to run, tell me I am an "Ambassador" for running in the Big Apple.

Thanks to my trainer, Blue, I've had a year of progress, without injury or compromise. He so inspires me that Marathon'ing can forever be a part of my life, I added a new "26.2" tattoo to my collection. ...and THREE new "Personal Bests!"

My busy travel schedule commuting between LA & NYC, and a three week book tour around Australia, didn't keep me from pounding out good mileage (and running along beautiful Bondi Beach and the Yarra River are experiences I wish for every runner!). In fact, 2011 was my second-highest mileage year to date!

Here's the annual rundown:

February
*NYRR Gridiron 4 Miler. (33:38) Celebrating Super Bowl Sunday with a short (and frigid!) run in Central Park. A personal best for this distance.

June

*NYC Running Tours. Shooting a segment for SUNRISE, I got a personalized, guided running tour of some of Manhattan's most iconic landmarks including the Empire State Building, Times Square and Lincoln Center. I want to work for these guys!
*Achilles Hope & Possibility 8 km. (36:45) A fast, fun race in Central Park to support and celebrate the amazing achievements of physically challenged runners. A personal best for this distance.
Video: http://tinyurl.com/73vyteb

July
*San Francisco Marathon. (4:25:37) My 17th Marathon was a feast for the eyes and a workout for the legs. Having Blue at the Starting Line and my friends Gena & Pankaj at the Finish made it all the more special. Thanks to my training, I was barely even sore afterward!
Blog: http://nelsonaspen.com/blog/2011/08/01/marathon-17-done-dusted/

November
*ING NYC Marathon. (4:21:37) Marathon #18...and a last minute decision, but an incredible once-in-a-lifetime experience. I ran to raise money for the City Meals on Wheels charity and partied with Blue, my best friend Glenn and my Aussie mate Kurt Fearnley, who placed #2 in the Wheelchair Division. This event is one for every runner's Bucket List. I felt great the entire time!
Blog: http://nelsonaspen.com/blog/2011/10/08/marathon-madness-here-i-go-again/

December
*Ted Corbitt Run 15km. (1:21:42) I had fun with this freezing run last year, so decided to do it again--better insulated & another personal best! Ran into my pal, Lauren, just as we were approaching the Finish Line and we got to catch up over a post-race Bagel.
Pic: http://twitpic.com/7wtbk0

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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