Nat Collins is a 2:49 marathoner, 1-100 mile racer, board certified Orthopedic Physical Therapist, NSCA Certified Strength + Conditioning Coach, and faster-than-jog-blogger and freelance writer in Colorado Springs, CO.
I have over 20 years of running experience, including the following races and trails:
2:49 marathon (Chicago), 6x Sub 3 marathoner (Chicago x3, Boston, Napa Valley, Dallas), 13x marathoner, 2x Boston Marathon. A handful of ultras, including The Zion 100, The DeadHorse 50, Pikes Peak Marathon (x2), Pikes Peak Ultra, The Golden Gate Dirty 30, Grand Canyon Rim-Rim-Rim, The Maroon Bells 4 Pass Loop, Pawnee-Buchanan Loop, Some but not-yet all of the Mt. Rainier Wonderland Trail. I’ve run a 7:20 beer mile. I won the 100 meter field day race at Phinney Elementary School in 1990 as a dark horse competitor with something to prove.
I coach athletes for 5k->trail ultra at this site. I also regularly treat athletes of all abilities as a Physical Therapist at Ascend PT in Colorado Springs, CO. I am board certified in Orthopedics through the ABPTS and am also certified in dry needling and as a NSCA Certified Strength + Conditioning Specialist. I received my Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Northwestern University in Chicago, completed Masters coursework in Exercise Physiology and studied mitochondrial and myocardial dysfunction at Colorado State in Fort Collins (*ABT), and earned my Bachelors degree in Exercise Science at The University of Kansas.
I have always been a coach, a writer, and a creative. I’ve been making endurance and multi-sport training plans for friends for over 20 years and have regularly freelanced as a comedic creative writer and speaker since I was 18.
I live in Colorado with my wife Sarah and our Australian Cattle Dog Wally.