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.

  • Justin Kruse

    Great information! I always start a run with a dynamic routine and end many of my runs with some light static stretching. Personally, I always feel better, less “tight”, when I stretch after a run — particularly after hard workouts. I also know many people who do not stretch at all after and are just fine.

  • Glen

    Great article. I spent most of my running life stretching before and after running. This meant the same routine before and after so it took quite some time to run just 3 miles. I have never been injured so I kept it up. Those were in my teens, 20’s, 30’s and early 40’s. Then I stopped running from early 40’s until last year when I started back up at 53. I now stretch very little to not at all because of what I read and still no injuries. I think starting slow has been my key to remaining healthy and then increasing my pace as I get warmed up and comfortable. Also backing off when “it is just not my day” helps too. Love yoru site.

  • Nick T

    Every time i read something on stetching – conclusions are made – often from studies that don’t point to that conclusion or ignoring some other benefits. The army study that started or often quoted in the ‘don’t stretch’ IT DOESN’T help with injury reduction camp… showed a ~10% reduction in injuries! I’d say that is better then a kick in the shorts! Or don’t need to stretch after to reduce DOMS….I guess I wouldn’t even think that would help…(reduce pain/stiffness from muscle tears….by stetching them MORE right away…lol) I think that most people ‘being overflexible’ so stretching will cause instability is a longshot at best…i’d say most people (minus yoga regulars) could use with some more flexibility. Personally i usually just do some light dynamic moves, ankles circles before… then start pretty slow for my first 4-10minutes out. I always try to do a little light stretching after my runs to maybe help keep some range of motion.