NELSON'S RUNNING

RUNNING REPORT - 2016

With every year that passes, I am increasingly grateful for the ability to run at all...let alone to make strides (pun intended) in performance, overall fitness and finding joy in the simple act of lacing up and heading out the door. While work & travel may have prevented me from participating in as many organized events as I might have liked, it afforded me many opportunities to run in exotic locations from the Hamptons to Hong Kong, in assorted challenging or scenic conditions and with good friends and colleagues. It's been another wonderful year of early mornings with Coach Baker and Trainers Josh & Frankie. Mixing it up, I hope, will keep me running all the days of my life! A big "thank you" to them--and all my other running friends around the world who continue to share their enthusiasm across the miles. Bonus: when I tallied up my annual mileage, it was not only beyond my goal...it ended up being my third-highest since I started keeping track way back in 2003, and 120 miles up on last year. Obviously, every step counts!

January
*Joe Kleinerman 10k, Central Park (56:07)
Overall 2607/5222, Gender 1800/2789, Age 156/260 Age-Graded Time 48:18

April
*Scotland Run 10k, Central Park (55:11) Overall 3853/8147, Gender 2716/4318, Age 186/330 Age-Graded Time 48:15
Amazing how briskly you run when you have a plane to catch! I finished this one by 9am, home by 9:12 for a shower, caught a cab at 9:40 and was on an 11am flight to Los Angeles!

November
*Race to Deliver 4 miler, Central Park (37:11)
Overall 2424/5016, Gender 1455/2246, Age 108/172 Age-Graded Time 32:03

December
*Ted Corbitt 15k (1:28:54) Overall 2678/4669, Gender 1671/2335, Age 127/193 Age-Graded Time 1:17:20 Sub-freezing but always fun...and only seconds off my time from last year, so age isn't yet slowing me down!

Here are some other memorable (non-scored) moments in my year of Running!

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Post Blizzard Run in Central Park with my pal, Australia's Foreign Minister, Julie Bishop.
Edwina Bartholomew
In LA for the Oscars. A nostalgic Runyon Canyon trail run with Edwina Bartholomew.
Atlanta
A jaunt around Baltimore Harbor.
Running though the DC Zoo.
Running though the DC Zoo.
Beverly Hills
On assignment in South Beach Miami.
Boston Harbor
Amazing to go for a run in Paris, along the Seine.
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Home Away from Home: Running in the Hamptons.
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Beautiful Stroud Reserve, Chester County...land of my birth!
Riverside Park, NYC
With my niece, Page Ann, and her sons in Central Park.
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Julie Bishop was in town for the UN General Assembly, so we had a Dawn run in the Park!
Not pictured, but well remembered: Hong Kong, Bangkok, Perth and Sydney!

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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