May 15, 2018
Nathan has taken the long route (in all sense of the term) to
being a world class ultra marathon runner who runs his own running
stores. Nathan was always a gifted athlete but like most
had gotten busy with life as an executive with Michelin Tire and a
husband and father. He began running as a way to get
back into shape and to be able to run a 5k, and that lead to a
rediscovering of his passion for running. He has placed
in the top 10 in many ultra marathons including a few first places
in his speciality of 100 miles races. Join me in my
discussion of his journey from leaving the corporate world behind
to focus on sharing his love of running.
4:15 Nate’s transition from the corporate world to being
his own boss
5:50 Brent and Nate discus Nate’s interest in running and the
slow progression from high school track to where he is today.
8:45 Runs his first Turkey Trot race with his brother.
12:45 They discuss the impact of reading the book and Nate’s
interest in looking for resources that were related to
14:20 Nate talks about the importance of the feedback look
that is generally missing in most approaches to running and how he
wanted to improve upon what is out there for runners.
15:50 He starts to share his knowledge and wanted to find a
platform to disseminate it because of the high injury rate for new
16:36 Brent asks Nate if he thinks running is for
everyone. Nate feels that running is the best exercise for
burning calories and everyone can run if it is done right.
17:27 The importance of looking at goals and achieving a
healthy body. Not everyone needs to be fast or a long
distance runner but everyone could benefit from running.
19:10 His happiest moments are helping people achieve their
20:42 Why he tried the Fat Dog
120 Trail Race
near Vancouver BC. and the difference
between competition and completing a race.
Hole 100 Race
in Bethera, SC. ran in under 23 hours and came in
1st place in 2017
25:46 They discuss the many different kinds of races and
trails and the different times that each type can produce
26:35 The transition to being a business owner in Charlotte,
NC, opening 1st store in Dec 2013 and 2nd in April 2016
27:27 The reasons and thought process for opening the 2nd
store: Having healthy
runners not just runners. Different demographic even though
the stores are geographically close.