Wednesday June 13 – You can’t resist it, it’s electric!

June 13, 2018

Route #10

Tonight is Route #10: Electric Slide. This route is awesome (with one of the greatest hills in East Nashville) but you need to be extra cautious at one particular intersection. Right before the three mile mark, you turn left onto 14th from Sevier. Before you turn left onto 14th from Sevier, you need to STOP, look for traffic, then cross the street and RUN ON THE SIDEWALK on the RIGHT SIDE of 14th. BE VERY CAREFUL CROSSING 14th! For those of you who know the area, make sure you alert those around you.

We meet at the corner of 11th & Holly at 6pm. We run every Wednesday – rain or shine, hot or cold. You can READ HERE for more details on how our Wednesday night runs work. If you are a run/walker and/or want to get a head start, meet at 5:45pm and join our Lasty Nasty Group. Remember we share the roads with walkers, cyclists, and cars – please help us be good neighbors!

Potato to Tomato Couch-to-5K Training starts this Saturday!

You say potato, we say tomato! Our free summer Couch-to-5k program is starts THIS Saturday morning – 7am at Shelby Bottom Nature Center! It’s not too late to join! Get info and register HERE. For details specifically about this Saturday read THIS. And join the P2T Facebook page HERE. Invite your friends, family, and co-workers to get moving on a new fitness journey with us!

Next week – our 10th Anniversary Wednesday Night Run!

The Nasty! The sticker! Old friends and new!


Wednesday June 6 – Global Running Day

June 6, 2018

Route #9

This week is Route #9: Nissan Stadium – home to your Tennessee Titans! Please be sure to cross 10th street at the crosswalk at 10th & Fatherland. The increase in construction and parking on 10th has made visibility much more difficult – so we need you to be sure to use the crosswalk and absolutely not cross in the middle of the road. Check out the route map on Strava: https://www.strava.com/routes/8843009

NOTE: Because of the CMA Fest, Titans Way road on the back side of the stadium will probably be closed. So, just cut that section out and run up 2nd Street in front of the stadium to get to Woodland. The route will be a little shorter, but it will get you to Pint Night a little faster. You’re welcome.

We meet at the corner of 11th & Holly at 6pm. We run every Wednesday – rain or shine, hot or cold. You can READ HERE for more details on how our Wednesday night runs work. If you are a run/walker and/or want to get a head start, meet at 5:45pm and join our Lasty Nasty Group. Remember we share the roads with walkers, cyclists, and cars – please help us be good neighbors!

Global Running Day and Pint Night

It’s the first Wednesday of the month – which means it’s Pint Night at Nashville Running Company! Remember that they have moved to a new location at 820 Woodland Street. Tonight’s route conveniently runs right past it – or maybe just to it. No judgement 🙂

And in celebration of Global Running Day NRC will have lots going on. Lee says: “Swiftwick, Rock n Roll Races, Heroes 6K, Nashville Chiro, and Orange Theory will be here! We’ll have apparel and gear on sale as well. And most importantly, beer!

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Heroes in Recovery 6K

So far, Heroes in Recovery races have taken over 12 different cities. Some participants run to celebrate their own recovery, while others walk to remember a loved one they lost to addiction. But the races aren’t just about crossing the finish line — they’re about bringing together a community to support local charities and #BreakTheStigma surrounding addiction and mental health issues. Join the Heroes in Recovery team on September 8th in Historic Leiper’s Fork for the Leiper’s Fork Heroes in Recovery 6K! Use code EASTNASTY to save 6% off your registration! Register HERE!

Can’t make it to the race? Sign up for a Heroes 6K Virtual Race and run with your East Nasty crew all while supporting the Heroes in Recovery movement and getting some cool SWAG along the way! For more information click HERE!

 


Potato to Tomato Info Meeting – Tomorrow Evening!

June 4, 2018

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Potato to Tomato Information Meeting

Do you have questions about our Potato to Tomato training program? Race Day questions? Then join us tomorrow evening – Tuesday, June 5th at 6:30 pm – at the Margaret Maddox YMCA Teen Center! Coaches from our program will be there to go over the program, answer any questions, and pass on sage advice. See you there!

Sign up for our FREE 2018 Potato to Tomato training here: https://eastnastyforlife.com/p2t/

Register for the East Nashville Tomato 5K here: http://www.ymcamidtn.org/events/east-nashville-tomato-5k-2018

 

 


Wednesday May 30 – Stay out of the middle of the road!

May 30, 2018

Route #8

Tonight is Route #8: Rick’s Market – which is not only run number 8, but also a figure 8.

We meet at the corner of 11th & Holly at 6pm. We run every Wednesday – rain or shine, hot or cold. You can READ HERE for more details on how our Wednesday night runs work. If you are a run/walker and/or want to get a head start, meet at 5:45pm and join our Lasty Nasty Group.

We’re serious: Don’t run in the middle of the road!

Every week we ask you all to stay to the left and run no more than 2 abreast, and every week some of you still run right out in the center of the road. Will you please help us be good citizens and neighbors and help maintain our club’s standing in the community? Please don’t open the club to scrutiny from the neighborhood and authorities and put us at risk by ignoring this simple request. If it’s worth it to you to come out and run with us, all we ask is that you to follow our instructions. Thank you!

Potato to Tomato 2018 Couch-to-5k Training

East Nasty’s mission is “to make East Nashville a great place to live and run, and to make running accessible to everyone in our community.” One of the biggest ways we fulfill that is with our signature ‘Potato-to-Tomato’ free couch-to-5k training program. Well over 1,200 people have completed the program over the years and so many of you found your way to this great running community through our P2T program. And now it’s back for the 9th year! This is the perfect opportunity to invite your novice runner friends, family, and co-workers to get moving and improve their fitness by training with a supportive encouraging group and our fantastic volunteer coaches. Get all of the info on our P2T page HERE.

Share this link on your social media accounts: http://wp.me/PodZE-2nx

Interested in helping out as a volunteer coach? Sigh up here: https://goo.gl/LUQbr4

Also, if you have some gently used running shoes, set them aside. We will be collecting them soon to donate to new runners in need at P2T. More details to come…

East Nashville Tomato 5K

The East Nashville Tomato 5K is our ‘home race’ and every year East Nasty comes out in force. It’s also the 5K that our P2Ters train to run! The race is set for August 11th, 2018 (Tomato Fest day!) and registration is open. Details and registration here: http://www.ymcamidtn.org/events/east-nashville-tomato-5k-2018

‘PR Bandits’ Saturday Long Runs

PR Bandits are back! East Nasty is once again partnering with the ‘PR Bandits’ who are hosting supported long runs on Saturday mornings throughout the summer and fall. Saturday supported runs will be held at various favorite running routes across Nashville. Most of the runs offer various distance options and all paces are welcome. Join the PR Bandits Facebook Group for more info, to get run invites, and to link up with other runners.

10 Years of Wednesday Nights – June 20th, 2018

Can you believe that we have been running together on Wednesday nights for TEN YEARS!?! We’re going to celebrate! You know we love a party! Mark your calendars to join us on Wednesday night June 20th for our East Nasty 10 Year Wednesday Night Anniversary Run. Same time and location as usual – 6pm at 11th & Holly.  More details to come, but plan on running The Nasty, some surprises, and hopefully seeing some old school faces!

Next week…

Pint Night and Global Running Day!


Potato to Tomato 2018!

May 26, 2018

 

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It’s back! Join our 2018 ‘Potato to Tomato’ Training – the best couch-to-5k program in Nashville!

We at East Nasty know that if you are not a runner it can be hard to get started. We also know that it IS possible to get yourself trained from being a non-runner to being able to run a 5K in 8 week’s time. That is why every summer, we conduct a FREE couch-to-5k training program. The “Potato to Tomato” is an eight-week program designed to prepare ANYONE to run the YMCA East Nashville Tomato 5K. We especially want those of you who have never run before, or are coming off a long hiatus! Beginning June 16th we will meet three times a week for training: Monday and Wednesday evenings at 6pm, and Saturday mornings at 7am. Most of the time we will meet in Shelby Park at or near the Nature Center. After 8 weeks, we will culminate by running the YMCA East Nashville Tomato 5K race on August 11th 2017!

The 2018 Potato to Tomato program is starting soon! Come to an informational meeting at the Margaret Maddox Family YMCA in East Nashville on June 5th at 6:30pm, check out the details below and sign up! If you have any questions, email us at p2t@eastnastyforlife.com.

Who?

Anyone…unless you are currently a runner! This program is designed to help those who have yet to find the motivation to commit to a training program. If you are currently a runner, you are welcome to join us, but only if you bring a friend who is not a runner! (Accomplished runners: if you are looking for a group to run with, join the regular East Nasty run on every Wednesday at at 6pm.)

When and where?

From June 16th through August 11, 2018 we will meet on Mondays at 6 p.m., Wednesdays at 6 p.m. and Saturday mornings at 7 a.m. Our first meeting will be on Saturday June 16th at 7 a.m. outside of the entrance to the Shelby Park Nature Center. (Monday and Wednesday evenings we will always meet in Shelby Park at the Nature Center)

How?

During the course of 24 workouts, participants will progress from walk/runs to run/walks to steady running. Most workouts will only last between 30 and 45 minutes and we will celebrate our success by running the East Nashville Tomato 5K race on Saturday, August 11th …without walking!

View the Training Plan

Interested?

Sign up! Then attend our informational meeting at Margaret Maddox on June 5th at 6:30 p.m. Or just show up on Saturday June 16th at 7 a.m. at the Shelby Park Nature Center for the first workout!

Cost?

Just some sweat, a few pounds and three hours a week! That’s it. The training is free, a gift from East Nasty to our community!

Note: there is an entry fee for the East Nashville Tomato 5K race. IF the cost of the race entry is a financial burden, please let us know. We can connect you with resources at the YMCA to help!

Shirts

If you would like an official East Nasty Potato to Tomato 2018 tech t-shirt (not required, but they are awesome!) you can order one soon. Details to come!


Wednesday May 23 – Little Hollywood

May 23, 2018

Route #7

This week we run through one of East Nashville’s most eclectic areas: Route #7: Little Hollywood. . The unique Spanish architecture makes this area unlike anything else in East Nashville. Read about it’s history and join us for a run tonight.

Lots of turns on this route. For everyone’s safety, PLEASE always stay on the left and cross the street ONLY AT INTERSECTIONS. Don’t run in the middle of the road or cross the road before you get to an intersection! There’s a brand new traffic light at Eastland and Chapel (near Rosepepper Cantina) – please obey the traffic signal and cross in the crosswalk! After the traffic signal, stay on the far left and stay single file over the bridge. Once you cross the gully, there will be a bike lane and then a sidewalk.

We meet at the corner of 11th & Holly at 6pm. We run every Wednesday – rain or shine, hot or cold. You can READ HERE for more details on how our Wednesday night runs work. If you are a run/walker and/or want to get a head start, meet at 5:45pm and join our Lasty Nasty Group.

Why We Start in Pace Groups

The primary reason we leave in pace groups is the gaps it creates between groups of runners. This helps with traffic flow at intersections and crossings – allowing cars and others to get through between our pace groups. We don’t want to be a parade! So, listen up for your pace and start with that group, or wait for the next one. Please don’t start in between groups on your own. Our pace groups start at sub 8-min per mile and go in 30 second increments all the way to plus 10-min per mile.

East Nashville Tomato 5K

The East Nashville Tomato 5K is our ‘home race’ and every year East Nasty comes out in force. It’s also the 5K that our P2Ters train to run! The race is set for August 11th, 2018 (Tomato Fest day!) and registration is open. Sign up now until June 22nd for just $30! Details and registration here: http://www.ymcamidtn.org/events/east-nashville-tomato-5k-2018

10 Years of Wednesday Nights – June 20th, 2018

Can you believe that we have been running together on Wednesday nights for TEN YEARS!?! We’re going to celebrate! You know we love a party! Mark your calendars to join us on Wednesday night June 20th for our East Nasty 10 Year Wednesday Night Anniversary Run. Same time and location as usual – 6pm at 11th & Holly.  More details to come, but plan on running The Nasty, some surprises, and hopefully seeing some old school faces!

 


Wednesday May 16 – Riverside

May 16, 2018

Route #6

This week is Route #6: Riverside. This route requires a couple of important safety notes:

  • First, 99% percent of the time we need you to run on the left side of the road against traffic, but on this route there is one section in Shelby Park where that changes. After passing the lake, as you are going up the hill out of Shelby Park, stay on the RIGHT side of the road. Stay alert as the hill and curve in the road make it difficult to see and be seen by cars. (This is the same hill we run DOWN after Mt Nasty on Route #12). When you reach the top, turn right and go under the train bridge, then turn left onto Riverside. Stay on the left side of Riverside in the bike lane. Remember – we share those roads with walkers, cyclists, and cars.
  • Second, and speaking of bike lanes – there is a lot of construction happening on Porter road and sections of the bike lanes are temporarily closed. PLEASE be careful, watch for traffic, and use your best judgment. Don’t just dart out into traffic. You can bypass most of it if you turn right off of Porter onto Benjamin, and then left on Scott which will take you back to Eastland. Also note the new traffic light at Eastland and Chapel!

We meet at the corner of 11th & Holly at 6pm. We run every Wednesday – rain or shine, hot or cold. You can READ HERE for more details on how our Wednesday night runs work. If you are a run/walker and/or want to get a head start, meet at 5:45pm and join our Lasty Nasty Group. It looks like Tennessee summer and humidity has already arrived – be sure to hydrate well before and during our runs!

‘PR Bandits’ Saturday Long Runs

East Nasty is once again partnering with the ‘PR Bandits’ who are hosting supported long runs on Saturday mornings throughout the summer and fall in 2018. Saturday supported runs will be held at various favorite running routes across Nashville. Most of the runs offer various distance options and all paces are welcome. Join the PR Bandits Facebook Group for more info, to get run invites, and to link up with other runners. This Saturday’s run starts at Percy Warner Park and heads over to Radnor Lake. The run starts at 7am. (Note: Run start times will move to 6am in a few weeks.)

2018 Potato to Tomato

Details coming this week in a separate post…