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.
  • EP Tim

    Nathan, I also think that rain during a race is distracting, like the kind Grandma’s had.
    I have always tried to talk myself into not fearing heat and humidity. I would tell myself that H+H gave me an advantage in that I do OK in it. It might have worked. I shaved 2:50 off last years time in the Red,White, and Boom this year.

    • frenat

      That’s great Tim! I think weather for me is less of a factor mentally, but probably more physically than I realize.

      Nathan

  • Bethany Grimm

    Great article Nathan! I was thinking about the mental side of my runs just yesterday. I was doing my long run (8 miles, longest yet this training plan for a half) and had company that slowly peeled away at 4 and then 6 miles leaving me to do the last two solo in the Nebraska heat. It was tough – and yet, when I was done, I was glad to have those two miles to start practicing telling my brain to shut up, yes we can do this, thankyouverymuch.

    • frenat

      Exactly! As just like those miles, your brain needs constant practice to be told what to do. Thanks for reading and good luck on your half!

      Nathan

  • Donald Locher

    i’ve been playing flybrain games to keep my mind sharp and enhance my memory and cognitive skills. but i didn’t know i can also teach it to run 🙂 very cool article.

    • frenat

      It just takes a little time!

      Nathan