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.
  • lethoreson

    Another good running travel option is RunQuest Travel (http://www.runquesttravel.com/). There’s not a lot of options yet – Portugal and the Trail du Mont-Blanc – but it’s a top notch organization led by the winner of last year’s 135 mile Badwater Ultramarathon (and former Minnesota resident), Harvey Lewis.

    • frenat

      Thanks for the tip! Have you been on one of these yet?

      Nathan

      • lethoreson

        I haven’t (and full disclosure, I’ve known Harvey for awhile and was part of his crew at Badwater), but seeing RunQuest move from just an idea to actual trips is pretty cool. I really like the idea of a “running vacation.”

        • frenat

          Yes, those vacations are fun. Have you been on any?

          -Nathan

  • EricRinMpls

    Perfect timing for this – I used to run with my iPhone using RunKeeper, but had to upgrade my phone and the new iPhones are just to big to run with. So hopefully I’m getting a Garmin!! (620 please, Santa??)

    I just saw that Marathon Sports is having a Garmin run tomorrow (Tues, Dec 9, 6:30pm). Garmin will be there and you can see the different models and take a run around Lake Harriet with one! That day doesn’t work for me, but would be a good way to maybe try one out.

    • frenat

      Yes! That’s a great way to test out a few different models. Honestly, most runners only really need pace, time and splits.

      Nathan

      • lethoreson

        I had a 620 but ended up taking advantage of REI’s return policy to get a Fenix2. Many of the same features (including the running metrics) but with buttons instead of a touchscreen, much longer battery life – and unfortunately a big more weight. Given that they were the same price, the benefits were enough to get me to the Fenix2.

  • Josh Ruhnke

    I may have gotten myself a present off this list already….I love my new Garmin.

    • frenat

      And a very Merry Christmas to you!

      -Nathan