Nate's Run

20, distance runner. Atmospheric Science major at Lyndon State.


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Slowly settling into my new “home”. Been real homesick these last few days. I miss my home, my friends, dogs, family. The normal. Actually starting to break out of the dork box and make new friends and hangout with people. I’m usually never shy, but now it’s weird to be. Also making small talk with old friends makes me feel a bit better. Well time to finish an English letter. My tough day is tomorrow!

Running at an altitude that’s 500 feet higher than normal.

Doing a speed workout when your 750 feet above what your used to, when your 35 miles from canada. Kinda redid the Hanson plan to get some speed work in because I missed some with the injury. I did 2 mile repeats at 6:10. 800 repeats at 3:05 and 400 at 75. I loved it. The lungs weren’t the best at keeping up, but its fun. Campus life is still stressful but it’s getting better.

Hartford week 13 Tuesday. Missing home a lot especially when Laura took the pup for a walk. First day of college was rough. The 7 mile run at night was no fun either but it got done. My body isn’t used to this altitude. Lungs were taking it tough, even the legs are kinda sore today. But there’s a local track in town that’ll I’ll do some workouts at tonight.

The hardest thing to do is say goodbye sometimes. Tomorrow begins a new journey/start/whatever you wanna call it. It’s been tough to say goodbye. But this is what you have to do for dreams to come true.

"He needed change, not just his surroundings but his attitudes. So inspite of his fears. He left."

Lyndon state I’m coming.

The hardest thing to do is say goodbye sometimes. Tomorrow begins a new journey/start/whatever you wanna call it. It’s been tough to say goodbye. But this is what you have to do for dreams to come true.

"He needed change, not just his surroundings but his attitudes. So inspite of his fears. He left."

Lyndon state I’m coming.

It feels good. After a month without being able to run the first run back feels amazing. Legs feel good, along ways to go to be able to last 26.2 miles. But 48 days I think I’ll be okay. I only snuck a 4 mile run in just because I’m packing my life away because come tomorrow I leave for college…. So that’s been in my head too. So starting tomorrow or Sunday. I begin running in the mountains of Vermont. Which may help a lot.

It feels good. After a month without being able to run the first run back feels amazing. Legs feel good, along ways to go to be able to last 26.2 miles. But 48 days I think I’ll be okay. I only snuck a 4 mile run in just because I’m packing my life away because come tomorrow I leave for college…. So that’s been in my head too. So starting tomorrow or Sunday. I begin running in the mountains of Vermont. Which may help a lot.

50 days till the day.

50 days till the Hartford marathon. I feel 95% starting to run again. I’m more just going to just run it to finish. No big super times. Just run it to run. I’m back, the coast is clear.

I find myself always looking and imaging goals and dreams on my run. It’s kind of what made me love the sport so much. The views, and the thoughts I created. The friendships too. Throughout high school I was a 40 mile a week runner with an occasional ankle  roll. Hell my appendix blew up and I was running a week after surgery. I’ve never known a real frustrating injury I guess. Nothing with a set back.

with this groin injury though it’s tough. There’s days where I feel no pain and feel 100% but than there’s 10 minute spans of pain. I’m feeling about 70% so it’s getting there. KT tape is helpful but being a guy with hairy legs sucks… 

So without running to clear my head I went for a walk where I run a lot of races kinda to get my head straight. With college coming up in 7 days it’s crazy. The other day someone asked me “what’s next” after Hartford. I said hopefully Boston. Maybe New York. We will see. 55 days from now it’ll be the morning of the race. Those thoughts won’t matter than. For now it’s time to focus on getting/staying healthy, college, family, Laura, and happiness.

I find myself always looking and imaging goals and dreams on my run. It’s kind of what made me love the sport so much. The views, and the thoughts I created. The friendships too. Throughout high school I was a 40 mile a week runner with an occasional ankle roll. Hell my appendix blew up and I was running a week after surgery. I’ve never known a real frustrating injury I guess. Nothing with a set back.

with this groin injury though it’s tough. There’s days where I feel no pain and feel 100% but than there’s 10 minute spans of pain. I’m feeling about 70% so it’s getting there. KT tape is helpful but being a guy with hairy legs sucks…

So without running to clear my head I went for a walk where I run a lot of races kinda to get my head straight. With college coming up in 7 days it’s crazy. The other day someone asked me “what’s next” after Hartford. I said hopefully Boston. Maybe New York. We will see. 55 days from now it’ll be the morning of the race. Those thoughts won’t matter than. For now it’s time to focus on getting/staying healthy, college, family, Laura, and happiness.

Hartford week 10 day 1!!!

Wow wow wow two months till race day. Still tenderness in my groin.. But I feel better I moved my speed workout to today due to a schedule tomorrow. 4x1200’s today with a mile warm up.
1. 5:02
2. 5:04 
3. 5:02 
4. 5:05
The last one was brutal with pain and heat. Summers starting to wind down though thank god.