Nate's Run

20, distance runner. Future adult physiologist. Straight Edge, tattoos, family, Laura, friends, Zeus and Kelsey the dogs. Follow my journeys. I like talking running. And well running.


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My mind.

I’ll tell yeah.. I never thought 15 years ago when my mom overheard my papa say “don’t listen to the doctors, just run.” How much that would mean today. I started running my freshman year almost because I needed something. My life was going though a severe tough patch. With my nana and papa both suffering from Alzheimer’s it was really tough even going to school. Flash back to when I was 3 when doctors discovered I had low muscle tone in both my legs. A condition I still deal with today. They said I would never run or play any spots. When my dad finally told me that freshman year that was all needed to hear. I always wanted to run a marathon. Because to me it’s the ultimate dream. Back to freshman year so you can all understand where I came from. I was always this skinny kid so I guess I was perfect for cross country. My coach was a math teacher from Mexico (who actually had the college 800 meter record) he was good. Hard to understand but good. My first ever 5k time was 31:20 yeah… I wasn’t the best but I had some really great people on the team. My freshman year I got my 5k down to 25 minutes. My two mile was 16 minutes the first time oops… Flash forward to junior year. Summer going into it my appendix blew up after a great summer training I lost it all in 2 weeks. I came off of surgery sluggish and never really recovered till senior year of outdoor track. Between no PR’s or nothing really I was down. Plus the loss of my best friend to death was also a tough kick. But running kept me going. The teammates kept me going.

When I graduated here are some of my times
5k 19:29
2 mile 11:27
1 mile 5:19

Nothing special right? I’ve never been good at running or whatever you wanna call it talented or such. But I love it. I’ve helped so many people become good runners, or even just runners. What limits me from training 100% like some of you great runners that I follow on here is my low muscle tone.

Let me explain it to you. You see I can run but I can’t open my stride the longest, I have a hard time staying on my toes. Lastly my legs die out before most people because even at 20 they’re underdeveloped. So I’ll be out on runs and boom they just don’t wanna keep going.

But like I said I need to do three marathons than that’s it.
One:to say I did it.
Two: to qualify for Boston.
Three: to finish Boston.

See this marathon in 25 days now is for my Papa. Even though he won’t understand. I have to do this. I have to put myself through hell to achieve my a goal he unknowingly set for me.

Laura told me I can’t stop running till I run Boston. And you can’t disagree to her.


But that’s part of my story on how I got here. These next 25 days will be tough. Including that faithful day. Any advice, tips, stories, help. You can give me I’d enjoy it. Thank you and god bless.

Owwww.. Longest run ever today. Legs still just don’t “have it” thankful for my mom biking it with me. As she’s walking the Boston marathon route next weekend. Biggest thing was consistency all miles were around 8:20-8:30 except for the first one… Legs are sore and I need a nap. I just hope my legs get that push they need to run a little longer. A lot of that is the ever lasting low muscle tone my legs were cursed with as a child.

Hey! Noticed you're running the Hartford Marathon this year! That was also my first marathon! I ran it last year. The course is great (if it's the same this year) and I really enjoyed it! GOOD LUCK :)
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Ah thank you so much!! Yeah I’m so nervous for it but it means so much to me for the support!! Thank you again!

Pulling out all the stops with 33 days to go. The compression socks are helping with my sore calves. New running shoes and insoles because my prosthetic ones for my flat feet are wearing out.. Back on creatine because that helped me a lot in my half marathon training and highschool track. This week will make or break me. Time to step up.

Pulling out all the stops with 33 days to go. The compression socks are helping with my sore calves. New running shoes and insoles because my prosthetic ones for my flat feet are wearing out.. Back on creatine because that helped me a lot in my half marathon training and highschool track. This week will make or break me. Time to step up.

RIP Summer heat.

Today’s the last day of these crazy temps and with tomorrow I attempt my longest run ever.. Yikes. 16 miles tomorrow. Plan is to get an early jump with my brother who will ride his bike next to me and throw water at me also. Any advice it’s the longest I’ve ever attempted!

Clearing the air.

I always said this blog wouldn’t be all running. Well today is one of those days. I just haven’t been myself lately. I went for my run today got that out of the way. My lack of sleep/anxiety/stress. I just really have no one to talk to because my mind is so clogged with all this stress I have no where to go where I feel as if someone would understand. I feel just out of place when I’m so used to being the leader. I just don’t like where I am. I’m not comfortable.

39 days. It’s not really for a specific goal anymore. It’s more just finishing. I’m going for maybe around 3:45. This training has just been tough. September is gonna be huge make or break my marathon training. With all the other stresses in life I’ve just been out of it. Just feel lost.

39 days. It’s not really for a specific goal anymore. It’s more just finishing. I’m going for maybe around 3:45. This training has just been tough. September is gonna be huge make or break my marathon training. With all the other stresses in life I’ve just been out of it. Just feel lost.

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.