Wednesday, September 10

September 10, 2014

Earn Your Sticker…

This Wednesday 6 am or 6 pm at the corner of 11th and Holly in East Nashville.

The Nasty

Remember the Lasty Nasties leave early (probably around 5:45).

East Nasty of the Week – Rayna Hinson

September 9, 2014

Tennessee. Oregon. Colorado. Massachusetts. Kentucky. Texas. Mississippi. Washington.

No, those are not the swing states for the Senate race. Those are the eight states that this week’s East Nasty of the Week has run a half or full marathon in as she works towards her goal of running a half or full in every state! Meet Rayna Hinson.


Rayna has been running with East Nasty since moving to East Nashville in 2009. But long before that, she was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba <insert random Canadian joke>. Her parents moved to Nashville when she was 6, so she’s practically a Nashville native.

Rayna began running after college, and quickly got sucked in as is evident by her very first race: the Portland Oregon Marathon in 1999. Some of us build up, while others like Rayna jump in head first and don’t look back. After her full, she tried her hand at a half, and then a 10k. Oh you know, just the natural progression of things…

Blues Mississippi Half Marathon, January 2014

Blues Mississippi Half Marathon, January 2014 (Where’s Waldo?)

This girl is all about major accomplishments. Whether its running the Double Nasty at 6am and 6pm, qualifying for Boston with a 3:36 after only doing two previous full marathons, or surmounting three fourteeners in Colorado with her husband (mountains with 14,000 ft of elevation or more), Rayna is a pro at setting goals and achieving them.

Top of Mt. Quandry in Colorado with Kevin, her husband

Top of Mt. Quandry in Colorado with Kevin, her husband

When not running miles, you can find her running her massage therapy practice in East Nashville. (See what I did there?) So next time you need a massage to work out all the lactic acid from a long run, keep it in the East Nasty family and hit up Rayna! She’s also a personal trainer at the Maryland Farms YMCA.

This November, she’ll hopefully add Indianapolis to her list of states when she runs the Monumental Half Marathon with a huge group of East Nasties headed up for the race. Good luck with your training Rayna, and see you out on the roads!

Wednesday, September 3

September 3, 2014

Hoka Running Shoes/Pint Night

Have you ever wondered about Hoka shoes?   If so, go to NRC before the run and take a pair of Hoke Clifton shoes out for a wear test.   (A “wear test” is just that: you get to wear the shoes for your run!)   After the run, head back to NRC for their monthly pint night.

Run #11

6am or 6pm at the corner of 11th and Holly in East Nashville.

Route #11: Churches

Wednesday, August 27

August 27, 2014

Route #10

Route #10.   It’s a warm up for mount nasty!  6 p.m. at the corner of 11th and Holly.

Shelby Hills

Shelby Hills

This week at East Nasty

Watermelon from the Snellen Farm.   Thanks Ryan!   (Who knew that a farm kid could run that fast…)

Tomatoes from Immaterial John.   I think he’ll be there with tomatoes…I’m never told when they’re actually coming.  Just keep in mind that if see a bunch of tomatoes at the Wednesday night run, feel free to have one or six, and then grab a bunch to take home!

Heroes in Recovery 6k.  It’s a great race for a great cause.   And we have a discount code: EASTNASTY2014

3 Crow Bar.   Yesterday was 3 crow bar’s 10th anniversary.   They have embraced the East Nasties since 2008, so make some time tomorrow night to go help them celebrate!    (Bring an extra dollar or two and tip well!)


August 20, 2014

August 20, 2014

I Dream of Weenie

Wednesday is I Dream of Weenie night.   So stick around and enjoy a hot dog and a beverage post run.   The hot dogs are $0.50 off, and it’s BYOB!

Route # 9 (Drew’s second favorite)

6a.m or 6 p.m. at the corner of 11th and Holly.  I love the view of downtown from the backside of LP Field.   We live in such a great city.

Note: We pass through several intersections that have stop lights, please obey the signal.   Remember, the people running behind you are probably going to do whatever you do…

Run #9 LP Field

Wednesday, August 13

August 12, 2014

Route #8

6 am or 6 pm at the corner of 11th and Holly.

This week be sure to welcome any new potato to tomato graduates!    Remember, if you are not quite ready to run without walking, you may want to join our Lasty Nasty group that starts at 5:45 (pm only).

Run #8: Rick's Market: Coldest Beer In Town


Wednesday August 6

August 5, 2014

This coming weekend is one of the great weekends in East Nashville: the Tomato Festival.  Now, the Tomato Festival really starts on Wednesday night at the East Nasty run, because we’ll have a lot of great stuff going on.

(1) Meet the new Nasties.   Our group will be quite a bit larger than normal, because this is the day that we meet our graduating couch to 5k runners!   Since early June, they have been meeting three times a week, to begin their journey to fitness, and on August 9th, they’ll run the Tomato 5k.  (We also get to welcome back the 40 coaches who have been helping them along.)

(2) Pint Night.   After the run, head down to NRC to officially welcome the new nasties with a pint of Yazoo.

(3) Try a new pair of shoes.   On Running will be at NRC if any of you are interested in a wear test.   (“Wear Test” means just that – you get to wear a pair for the run!)   Starting at 5 p.m. go to NRC and take out a pair for a test run.  If you decide you like them you’ll get 20% off.

The Run

Normally, on the Wednesday before the Tomato 5k, we run the race course.   This year the course has changed pretty significantly, (check it out at the bottom of this page), and it would be unwise for us to run it on Wednesday night.  (Just too many busy intersections.)   So we’re just going to continue our rotation and do run #7.  (Update: the 6am morning run WILL do the Tomato 5K course.) If you are racing on Saturday – you may want to jog the course at some point to get a feel for it.  It seems easier than in the past…

#7 Little Hollywood



First, I want everyone to realize that East Nasty is a totally volunteer driven organization.   So I want to take a moment to thank everyone for all their help, we’re humbled by the amount of effort people put into this organization.   Next, we need a couple of needs, and I would love to encourage some new folks to get involved!

First, we need more people to work the graveyard shift (4 till 6 p.m.) at the East Nasty booth this Saturday.   It’s an easy gig, the festival will be winding down and you’ll get a good dose of people watching.  Volunteer here.

Next, we have the ongoing need for volunteers to wash the cups.   If we could have everyone volunteer just one week per year, people would only have to wash cups once every 4 years!    Please consider taking on this thankless but necessary task.   Volunteer for the cups here.


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