Weekend Warrior: Nathan Berry, Runner


42, Commercial photographer/technician, Lensrentals.com

Bragging Rights: In the past year…

Memphis Runners Track Club Road Race Series (5th Overall, 2nd Masters)

Little Rock Firecracker Fast 5K (1st Masters)

Indianapolis Marathon in 2:58:49 (first sub 3)

Boston Marathon in 2:59:46

Leadville Marathon in Colorado above a 10,000-foot elevation

Memphis Stars and Stripes 5K (1st Masters)
 
Favorite Run: Boston will always be the most memorable race. Nothing compares to running the historic 26.2 miles through iconic New England towns and being cheered by thousands of spectators every single step of the way. Turning onto Boylston Street at the end is emotional after all the years of work to get there.

I ❤ Running: You get out of it what you put into it. And no other sport allows every participant to compete together on the same field and have the exact same experience.

Motivation: Life is motion. Just being alive is enough to want to go and do and see. I don’t like to sit still and spectate.

Next Challenge: I’m preparing for my 12th consecutive Memphis Runners Track Club Road Race Series and beginning my 18-week training schedule for the New York City Marathon in November.

Fit Trip:
My favorite place to travel is Southern Utah with my dog. The mountains, high desert, and canyons are nothing more than a giant playground to explore and run. When I die and go to heaven, it will be like Southern Utah.

Passion: Adventuring with Roux, my four-year-old Louisiana Catahoula Leopard dog. We love it so much that we have started our own podcast, Adventure Dog Podcast @adventuredogpodcast.

Best Eats: The Cajun Chicken Supreme pizza from Memphis Pizza Cafe is, hands down, my favorite go-to meal after a long run. One large pizza, all to myself.

Vice: My only vice is a good beer.

Quote: “It never gets easier, you just get faster.”—Greg LeMond

INTERVIEW BY HAILEY THOMAS. PHOTO BY TAYLOR TARTERA

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