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.

  • Kevin Ueland

    I used to run with the wheel unlocked as well, and while I agree that you are probably going to be fine — it’s definitely safer to run with it locked. There are some rough spots on the paths around Lake Harriet in particular that sent my BOB skidding when I didn’t have the wheel locked.

    • frenat

      Definitely safer, and if you’re going relatively straight, not a big deal.

  • naive_waif

    I only lock the wheel when the kid is not in the stroller and I’m running the empty stroller home after daycare drop-off. As the kid gets heavier the handling with unlocked wheel gets better.

    This was a great article, but seriously, 2 x 2 miles at 5km pace?! If you can actually do that workout you’re either leaving races in training, or not racing your 5ks hard enough. The longest reps at 5km pace that I read about elites doing are 1600m – 2400m, and if you read Lydiard or Daniels they talk about why you shouldn’t go too far at 5k pace.

  • I use the Chariot Cougar 2.. a little bulky, but a must with 2 kids. We bought it when our first was born and it gave her a lot of room to play. It is bulkier than some of the other options, but its versatility is a huge factor – it easily switches to a bike trailer. I’ve ridden them to the lakes and then switched to the stroller and ran. I’ve done a 10 miler with just the oldest and a 9 miler with both of them. They are old enough to eat while I run! I’ve never tried running over nap, but have put them in the bike trailer and gone for a ride during nap time!

    • frenat

      That’s awesome! I love that they can do multiple stuff during the run.

    • Agnes

      This running with young children is potentially unsafe and fraught with danger. A young child’s head and body are not made to move around in this way.There are chances of falls and injuries, and choking if they are eating.

      • frenat

        That’s why you need to wait until they are at least six month old and can hold their head up. When they are buckled in, they are very secure.

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  • Darya Trebina

    You dont need to wait till your little one is six months old if ur stroller can be tilted all the way down to a flat bed. I started running 6 days after delivery!!

  • Evelyn Taylor

    Thanks for all these great tips! Do you have any workout routines for parents looking to getting into jogging with their strollers?

    Cheers,
    Evelyn

    • frenat

      Hmmm… that’s a good question! I guess for me, I mostly just do my regular run. Sometimes, I’ll run to a park to let my son play for a bit, and I’ll try to do some strength stuff on the various playground stuff, then continue the run about about 15 – 20 minutes.

  • this is a great tips for carrying a stroller, this will be very helpful for carrying the children in a proper way.

  • Great advice for buying a baby stroller. I will buy a trolley for my son. thanks for your advice. I will regularly visit your website !!!