This week we’re doing run #12, The Nasty: our most difficult, longest run…and the run that cements you as an East Nasty. (And gets you a sticker.) 6 p.m. (or earlier, read below) at the corner of 11th and Holly in East Nashville. Please check out the map – or look at the map in your new East Nasty training log before you come on Wednesday!
We need volunteers to help wash the cups. Let’s see if we can get the next 10 weeks filled before Wednesday’s run. Please consider helping out in this way! Click here for details.
I’ve heard that many people feel intimidated to join our Wednesday night group because they feel like they aren’t fast enough. And while I would not encourage folks to come if they have just started a walking program, there is a good sized group of run/walkers who average 12-15 minute miles on Wednesday nights who have proudly adopted the name “Lasty Nasties”. No one gets left behind, and they leave a little bit early so that they can finish with the main group. They even have their own facebook page where they organize runs outside of the scheduled Wednesday night gatherings.
Important: On Wednesdays they leave early. In fact, since this week is our longest, hardest run, some of them are going to start at 5:00, and some at 5:30. (On a typical Wednesday, they start running at 5:45)
Half / Full Marathon Training
During the holidays, it is often hard to make running a priority…and that’s fine. Just make sure that you run occasionally and be ready to join us in January. If you are going to train with us, download the training plan and then just show up January 5th or 6th (Saturday or Sunday) at 9 a.m. outside the Shelby Park nature center.
New for this year: (1) Saturday and Sunday morning long runs. It will be the same workout, but your choice of which morning. (2) Pace groups for 1/2 marathon goal times of 1:30, 1:45, 2:00, 2:15 and 2:30. I am sure that some other groups will form to fill in the gaps. (i.e. sub-1:40 or maybe 2:10.) What is not different is that the training is still free!
Remember, there are also a bunch of East Nasties training for the New Orleans half or full marathon. Here are more details.