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.
  • I’ll debate you a bit on the sleep. Not the idea that sleep is important, but the idea that there is some fixed figure that should be a minimum. Frankly, many of us who train wouldn’t have time to do so and meet our other obligations if we got 7.5 hours or more per night. I think the amount needed is related to the individual, and I tend to average 5-6 hours per night during the marathon training cycle, with perhaps one day of 7-8 hours per week if I’m lucky (of course, that’s offset by a day or two that come in at 4.5 hours). Would I be better off cutting 7 miles per day in order to hit the sleep target? I hardly think so.