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, Oregon, 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 a Consultant with Leadership Vision in Downtown Minneapolis.
  • Aaron Tinklenberg

    Like with everything else, you can only start where you are now. Don’t worry too much about how you got here. Just focus on where you want to go and start moving.

  • Jenny Caudill

    I second #21 – LOVE my Moms on the Run Group (the above link is to a Moms Run this Town article. Something a lot different.) http://www.momsontherun.com – excellent coaches, great camaraderie, accountability, encouragement.

    • frenat

      Oops! You’re right about the wrong link. What are the biggest differences in the groups?

      • Jenny Caudill

        I’m not as familiar with MRTT, but Moms on the Run offers great coaches at each of their locations and a training plan for multiple levels – walkers, beginner, intermediate, advanced runners, distance classes. It’s a lot of support to get you going and a lot of encouragement to take you to the next level. Excited to do Ragnar Great River with my MOTR group for the 2nd time this year! Something I probably never would have considered tackling before joining up with such an awesome bunch of women runners.

  • Terry Dreyer

    Advice/goals for the first time marathoner: 1) get to the starting line (which is not always easy after a 16-18 week training schedule), 2) finish and 3) finish in your goal time. In that order! Most of all, have fun along the journey. 🙂

    • frenat

      What is your key to getting to starting line Terry?

      • Terry Dreyer

        Good question! I’ve done it at least 4X now (I’ve completed 4 marathons). Train smart? Listen to your body, no more than 10% increase in mileage/week, etc. Many of the things that you read about here and elsewhere, but not necessarily known or experienced by new runners and first time marathoners. Thanks for the article!