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.
  • EricRinMpls

    So tempted by this, and I really appreciate the specific recommendations – it’s great to see what the elites use in our climate. Runkeeper’s blog just had a winter running guide from a guy in Texas. Texas!!

    My current go-to winter gear is a base layer mock and my Monster Dash jacket that seems to keep me warm in temps down to 0 as long as the wind isn’t bad. (Perhaps I was hardened against the cold by my 8 years as a paperboy.) Some of these look like they would really help with the wind and enable me to avoid the treadmill more frequently in January and February!

    • frenat

      Texas?! HA! I think I have that same Monster Dash jacket you’re talking about. It’s a good one if you have the right layers. The wind blocking is VERY worth it if you have the cash.

      Nathan

  • Rich Rein

    After longingly staring at it and reading reviews online for almost a year now (was I really in this same conundrum last year?), I finally came across the right combination of sales and coupons to add the Nike Shield Flash jacket to my winter running arsenal. After a couple of runs and some casual wearing this weekend (because even when you find a deal, it still isn’t “cheap” – so you might as well enjoy it a bit, right?), I have to admit to being as pleased as I had hoped. Deceptively warm for its weight, definitely incredibly reflective for the seemingly endless night of winter, and fit and finish are on par with the price…I wholeheartedly agree with Dani’s pick! (although mine differs slightly from the link above, with a black upper and neon yellow zipper/hood lining accents)

    • frenat

      This is awesome! How much did you find it for?

      Nathan

  • Jill Fitzharris Smith

    I have a North Face Anamagi jacket that I got for a good price off-season a year or so ago. I really like the jacket.

    • frenat

      Have heard great things about North Face jackets!

      Nathan