Erica Nguyen


Personal Information

New to running as of Fall 2010. Running became a lifestyle for me after seeing my sister getting up early for her morning run and how she always felt energized afterwards. I decided to give running a try soon after. My favorite part about running is being amongst other runners – whether it be at the expo, on the course, at the finish line, or even at a training run. It makes running fun, motivating, and more. That is actually what got the ball rolling on my races – the energy. Although I am not a fast runner, yet, the races are addicting. I got injured at the end of 2011 due to overtraining – so I am taking it slow and looking forward to achieving a PR in at least one the races I have lined up in 2012. I also have added sprint triathlons into the mix to give myself a bit of a challenge without going straight to a full marathon.

Running Highlights

- Dana Point Turkey Trot – 5k – 43:13 – November 25, 2010
- Westlake Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk/Run – 5k – 36:22 – February 12, 2011
- Knott’s Berry Farm Coaster Run – 5k – 37:31 – March 27, 2011
- Bay To Breakers – 12k – 1:47.10 – May 15, 2011
- Rock ‘n Roll Series: San Diego – Half-Marathon – 2:58.05 – June 5, 2011
- Disneyland Half-Marathon – Half-Marathon – 3:10.00 – September 4, 2011
- Rock ‘n Roll Series: Los Angeles – Half-Marathon – 3:13.47 – October 30, 2011
- Dana Point Turkey Trot – 10k – 1:23.53 – November 26, 2011
- Rock ‘n Roll Series: Las Vegas – Half-Marathon – 3:19.54 – December 4, 2011

Running Events

- 4 Her Life Run – 10k – January 29, 2012
- Westlake Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk/Run – 5k – February 11, 2012
- Rock ‘n Roll Series: Pasadena – Half-Marathon – February 19, 2012
- Rock ‘n Roll Series: New Orleans – Half-Marathon – March 4, 2012
- Rock’n Roll Series: San Diego – Half-Marathon – June 3, 2012