Jeremy Jonsen, Marathon Runner
"In April 2012, I had a stroke. I was paralyzed on my left side. There was a possibility I would never be able to walk again. Running again was not even in the picture. I was always a good runner, and this was a very difficult time for me. Two years later, in April 2014, I approached Nate about training me for the Chicago Marathon 6 months later. I had significantly recovered from my stroke by that time and wanted to try and qualify for the Boston Marathon. Nate agreed to help me with my goal. At Chicago, I came up a few minutes short of the Boston qualifying time, but Nate helped me set a new PR by 15 minutes!
I am not an elite athlete, nor am I a casual weekend athlete; I fall somewhere in between. I believe whatever kind of athlete you are, Nate would be a great coach. He is effective at tailoring his training to the individual runner; he does not give “cookie cutter” training plans. I went into Chicago feeling fresh and strong, and I ran better than I ever have before, even before my medical issues. Nate gives no wasted workouts. He is easy to talk to and great at responding quickly and comprehensively to any questions, comments, or concerns that may crop up during training.
I intend to qualify for Boston at my next marathon in May 2015, and I would not consider training with anyone else."