Nathan Freeburg

Nathan started running when he was 14. 20+ years later, he's still going. When he's not running, he enjoys exploring the city with his son, finding new restaurants with his wife, traveling, or backpacking. He loves dark beer, dark chocolate and dark coffee. Nathan currently lives in Portland, but works in Minneapolis and runs wherever he is. Favorite Minnesota running route is anything that takes him along the Mississippi River. Race Results. Nathan's day job is as a senior consultant with Leadership Vision Consulting in Downtown Minneapolis.
  • Rachel Welch

    I’ve checked out a couple groups and found that most folks are running significantly faster paces than me. I hate the idea of slowing anyone down, hence I run solo. Groups always sound fun to me, but finding one where I fit in pace-wise is tricky.

    • frenat

      Well stay tuned! We’re hoping to get info on each group to find the ones who are more open to all ability levels. The Wednesday and Friday groups at Mill City boast several levels of runners. Have you checked them out?

      Nathan

    • Matt

      Rachel- my dad ran with a group called the Twin Cities Running Club. He doesn’t run with them anymore, but I know they have a bunch of runners who run on the slower end of the spectrum. I’ve run with them a couple times while recovering from injury, and the group is primarily people my dad’s age- 30 to 40. They run Tuesdays and either saturday or sunday. Tuesday they usually do a loop starting from the intersection of St. Clair and Mississippi river and run the ford bridge to lake st bridge which is like 6 miles, although there are groups that run longer or shorter than that. Their website is- http://www.twincitiesrunning.org

      • frenat

        Approve—
        Sent from Mailbox for iPhone

      • Rachel Welch

        Thanks!

    • Kandi Ganoe

      Rachel, depending on your area there may be a chapter of Moms RUN This Town nearby. There are several locations around the Twin Cities…and on a bigger scale there are nearly 1,000 chapters nationally as well as in Canada, Germany and Japan. It is free and there are women (not all moms) of every pace, including walkers who haven’t yet taken the plunge into jogging.

      • frenat

        We’re actually doing a post on MRTT on Friday! Stay tuned.

  • Solomon Gomorrah

    Running in groups is fine for some but I love that running is the traditional domain of fierce individualists. Though I’ll always have a special place for running groups… it is inside of the circles I run ’round them >:D

  • Jill Fitzharris Smith

    Moms on the Run has been amazing for me. Well over 500 women in the Twin Cities with several locations and paces. I started as learn to run participant and keep going back for the accountability. Even though we are called Moms on the Run, we have several women who do not have kids. We start up next week!