Wednesday April 25 – Race Week! Shirts!

April 25, 2018

This is a big week for a lot of East Nasties – it’s Race Week and the culmination of a lot of hard work! Enjoy this week and everything associated with the race, because you’ve earned it. We’ve got a lot of things going on over the next few days. Read on for what you need to know…

Route #3

Tonight’s run is Route #3: Musica. ‘Musica’ is the name of the massive sculpture art piece at the center of the music row roundabout at the far end of the route. This is an out and back route, so you can choose your milage – perfect for all of you guys who are tapering this week. It’s about 4 miles if you turn around right after crossing the pedestrian bridge. It’s about 5 miles if you turn around at Cummins Station. And it’s 6.3 if you do the whole thing. This route is a great way to see downtown, but there are lots of downtown intersections. Please be careful, use crosswalks, and obey traffic signals! 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 5:30pm and join our Lasty Nasty Group.

Shirts and Tanks are in!

If you ordered one our 2018 race shirts or tanks, your order will be ready for pick up at the run TONIGHT! If you missed out on the order, we *may* have a very small number extras to sell later this week. Keep checking the blog for updates – we will announce any available extras here.

Race Week Details!

This is a lot of info, but we don’t want you to miss anything…

1) Tapering

Some classic Coach Mark Miller tapering advice: “There is nothing you can do between now and race day to run faster, but there is a lot you can do to make yourself run slower! It takes your body 7 to 10 days to gain any benefits from a hard workout. So, if you feel like you “missed” too many runs, don’t try to make them up this week. You’ll experience all the fatigue that comes with a workout but get none of the benefits by Saturday’s race. In other words, be smart this week. Allow your body to absorb all the work that you have put in over the last 16 weeks. Don’t do any hard/long running this week and don’t eat anything new or different. Just rest, relax, and pay attention to your hydration and nutrition – and hold back on the celebrating until Saturday night…”

2) Expo and Race Prep

Try to get the Expo to pick up your packet early as you can to avoid the rush. Go on Thursday if you can, because Friday evening will be crazy with all of the out-of-town racers arriving. Be drinking lots of fluids this whole week. Be sure to bank up on rest, too, Get a really good night’s sleep on Thursday night – you may find it hard to relax on Friday night. Check this blog later this week for meet-up corral information.

3) Cheer Station

If you’re not racing on Saturday, of if you have friends or loved ones racing, then please join our official East Nasty Half Marathon Cheer Station! The most amazing thing you can experience during a difficult race is having your friends and family out there cheering for you and acknowledging your hard work. Word got out about our amazing cheer stop last year in East Nashville, so we’ve been invited to be an OFFICIAL cheer station on the half marathon route this year! Feel free to dress up or wear your EN gear. Bring a chair, food & drinks, cowbells and your SPIRIT FINGERS! We’ll have some tents set-up to provide shade. All are welcome– family, friends, kids, and pets. Check the facebook event and  sign-up sheet for more information about how you can help!

Location: The Gulch- 11th Ave under the Demonbreun bridge
Time frame: 7:15am to 11:15am.

Join the Facebook Event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/158114108210788/

Volunteers sign up:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1VDtPHcDjJDWuNTAF3gUeT9wyjK2FW19nZoI-SqkucLY/edit

4) Annual Post Race Party

And finally – after running or cheering in the morning, get in a nap and then join us for one of our biggest events of the year- our annual post-race celebration! You don’t have to run on Saturday to come to the party. Come celebrate those who ran and those who cheered our East Nasty Runners. We are still looking for a few more people to help us set up, clean up, and help during the party. Check out the shifts and sign up with a friend. It’s fun, we promise! We are a volunteer organization and can only continue to do what we do with YOUR help! Questions? Email Sarah Brown at skbrown@gmail.com.

What: East Nasty Post-Rock n’ Roll Race Celebration
Featuring: Yazoo beer! Light snacks from Edley’s BBQ (’til it runs out)! Discounted East Nasty gear! Awards! Friends! Fun!
Who: Everyone  – even if you didn’t run.
Where: The Pavilion East
When: Saturday, April 28th.  6:00 – 9:30 pm
How much: $10 suggested donation

Join the Facebook Event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/167521154073861/

Volunteers sign up:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/13I3KC0pFdNSU1L-ypGxuIj79Dr-EQpazy5mUlOoqGVk/

It’s race week, Nasties! ENFL!!

 


Post-Race Party this Saturday! Volunteers Needed!

April 23, 2018

 

Hello Nasties! It’s Race Week! And one of our biggest events of the year, our Annual East Nasty Post-Race Party, is this Saturday night! We are looking for a few people to help us set up, clean up, and help during the party. Check out the shifts and sign up with a friend. It’s fun, we promise! We are a volunteer organization and can only continue to do what we do with YOUR help! Questions? Email Sarah Brown at skbrown@gmail.com.

We look forward to seeing you on all on Saturday and have a great race. You don’t have to run on Saturday to come to the party. Come celebrate those who ran and those who cheered our East Nasty Runners.

What: East Nasty Post-Rock n’ Roll Race Celebration
Featuring: Yazoo beer! Light snacks from Edley’s BBQ (’til it runs out)! Discounted East Nasty gear! Awards! Friends! Fun!
Who: Everyone  – even if you didn’t run.
Where: The Pavilion East
When: Saturday, April 28th.  6:00 – 9:30 pm
How much: $10 suggested donation

Join the Facebook Event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/167521154073861/

Volunteers sign up:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/13I3KC0pFdNSU1L-ypGxuIj79Dr-EQpazy5mUlOoqGVk/

 

 


Wednesday April 18th – Back to The Bird

April 18, 2018

Route #2

This week we continue our 12 week cycle with Route #2: ‘Round the Bird. 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.

This run takes us into Shelby Park and is a figure-8 route that crosses over itself. Be sure to high five each other at the intersection! Shelby Park is our local treasure and it can get pretty busy with lots of groups and events making use of it. Please be extra courteous and share the roads and greenway with other runners, walkers, cyclists, and park goers. It is important for us to be good neighbors so we can continue to use the park.

Rock n Roll Weekend

The Rock n Roll (formerly Country Music) Marathon and Half-Marathon is April 28th – less than 2 weeks away! It’s a big weekend for East Nasty with lots of opportunities for you to be involved…

1) Cheer Station

East Nasty started 14 years ago when a handful of runners decided to train together for the Country Music Half Marathon race and each year we have more and more runners training to run 13.1 or 26.2 miles. By far, the most amazing thing you can experience during a difficult race is having your friends and family out there cheering for you and acknowledging your hard work. So, we are once again having an East Nasty Cheer Station for 2018! Word got out about our amazing cheer stop last year in East Nashville, so we’ve been invited to be an OFFICIAL cheer station on the half marathon route this year! Feel free to dress up or wear your EN gear. Bring a chair, food & drinks, cowbells and your SPIRIT FINGERS! We’ll have some tents set-up to provide shade. All are welcome– family, friends, kids, and pets.

Location: The Gulch- 11th Ave under the Demonbreun bridge
Time frame: 7:15am to 11:15am.

Join the Facebook Event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/158114108210788/

2) Annual Post Race Party

After running or cheering in the morning, get in a nap and then join us for one of our biggest events of the year- our annual post-race celebration! (Whether you ran or not.)

What: East Nasty Post-Rock n’ Roll Race Celebration
Featuring: Yazoo beer! Light snacks from Edleys (’til it runs out)! Awards! Friends! Fun!
Who: Everyone  – even if you didn’t run.
Where: The Pavilion East
When: Saturday, April 28th.  6:00 – 9:30 pm
How much: $10 suggested donation

Join the Facebook Event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/167521154073861/

Volunteers:
Putting on the party is a lot of work and we can always use help! We need volunteers to help with set up, clean up, and a couple things during the event. Contact Sarah Brown at skbrown@gmail.com if you can help!

Looking ahead…

Put this on your calendar. More details coming soon!
Wednesday June 20 – The East Nasty 10 Year Wednesday Night Anniversary Run!

 


Wednesday April 11 – Finally Spring

April 11, 2018

Welcome to the spring quarter of East Nasty! After a couple of one-off weeks, we start our cycle of 12 runs all over again this week with Route #1. Board members leading this quarter of Wednesday nights are East Nasty legends Sarah K Brown and Beth Meadows. Look for them each week rocking on the megaphone, making announcements, and getting the run going. With the start of our cycle, great spring running weather, and lots of our most popular events coming up, this is a perfect season to invite a new friend along!

Route #1

Back to the beginning of our 12 week cycle with Route #1: One Hilly 5(ish)K. (It’s actually not quite a 5K, but just 3 miles. Thus the “ish”). Please note the stops signs along Shelby – be safe, obey all traffic laws, and be extra courteous.

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!

Cup Cleaning Raffle

We will do our Q1 cup cleaning raffle for $100 gift card to NRC tonight! And you can sign up for slots for Q2! (Note: we need someone for tonight!)
Volunteer to help wash the cups!Everyone that signs up for a week to clean the cups will be entered to win $100 gift card to NRC. The more you volunteer, the more chances you get to win. We will draw a winner at the end of every quarter – so you have a 1-in-13 chance to win if you volunteer, a 2-in-13 chance if you volunteer twice, etc. Big thanks to Schaffer Law Firm for sponsoring this program! Here’s how it works: 1) Sign up on the Google doc. 2) Take the cups home. 3) Wash them. 4) Post a pic on social media showing you washed them and tag our FacebookInstagram, or Twitter. 5) Bring the cups back to the run the next week.

Looking ahead…

Some things to put on your calendar. More details coming soon:

Saturday April 28th – morning
St Jude Rock and Roll Half & Full Marathon official East Nasty Cheer Station! Get info and join the Facebook Event here.

Saturday April 28th – evening
Annual East Nasty Post-race Party! 6pm at the Pavilion East – Food! Beer! Awards! Friends!

Wednesday June 20
The East Nasty 10 Year Wednesday Night Anniversary Run!

 


Location Change for Saturday Morning’s Training Run!

April 6, 2018

Part of being in a vibrant city is that there are invariably scheduling conflicts. We just found out about a charity walk taking place at Nissan Stadium Saturday morning, so we need to change our start location. We will meet at 11th and Holly on Saturday instead of at Nissan Stadium. The route will change slightly but will still cover a lot of the half marathon course. A link to the new route is below.

When:  Saturday April 7th at 8:00 am
Where: 11th and Holly (affectionately known as the Nasty House)
The Run: 10 Miles –  Easy Pace (both standard and advanced) Preview the Route
Pace: Conversational

Thanks for your patience with these last minute changes!


April 4 – Same Pint Night, New Location!

April 3, 2018

LOTS of info this week. Make sure to read all the way through for important info…

We mentioned last week that we’ve made some changes to how we organize our calendar. We’re adding a bonus run during each now 13-week quarter. Sometimes it will be at the end, or beginning, of a quarter, sometimes in the middle of it for a holiday or special date – which this week is.  So, this is Wednesday is again a bonus ‘week 13’ – but of our SECOND quarter of 2018. And were going to run…

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

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!

And with the new quarter, you’ll see Board members and East Nasty legends Sarah Brown and Beth Meadows leading the next 13 weeks of Wednesday nights! Look for them each week making announcements and getting the run going. We will start our 12 run cycle over with Route #1 next week!

Pint Night

Why are we running this route this week? Because our friends at Nashville Running Company have moved to a new location and we’re gonna run right past it – or maybe just to it, because it’s the first Wednesday of the month which means . . . it’s Pint Night! So, it’s the perfect time to come visit the new store location at 820 Woodland Street! Same NRC, but with more bathrooms and a shower! As always, beer will be provided courtesy of Yazoo Brewing Company. Parking wise — there’s a free lot across Woodland at Eastside Station, as well as street parking along 9th.

NRC-newlocation

Cup Ceaning Volunteer and Raffle

Second quarter volunteer sign up for our cup cleaning raffle is up! Sign up!

Volunteer to help wash the cups!

Spring Race Shirt/Singlet Ordering

TOMORROW WEDNESDAY APRIL 4th is the last full day to order your spring race shirt or singlet. DO IT! Try on samples and find your size at NRC at Pint Night, then order tomorrow night at: http://eastnasty.storenvy.com/

Tuesday Speed Workout

This weeks workout (tonight, April 3rd) will once again be held at Cornelia Fort Airpark at 6pm

Board Member Applications Closing

Wednesday April 4th is the last day to submit an application to join the East Nasty Board. Read the detailed post here, and if you feel that serving East Nasty as a Board Member is something that may eb a good fit for you, then fill out the online form by Wednesday.

Dream Center 5k

The West Nashville Dream Center, a ministry center committed to protecting and empowering those in our community living in distress, will have representatives at the run this week. They are hosting the Dream Center 5k on Saturday, May 12. This 5k is about walking (or running) together as a community. The race will start and end at the Dream Center in The Nations. 5 kilometers is the same distance that many of the families who use the Dream Center would have to walk or take the bus to get groceries. The West Nashville Dream Center’s food ministry has a goal to help supplement groceries and meals for our neighbors on a weekly basis. They distribute nearly 2,000 pounds of perishable food from our center on a weekly basis.


Order Now! 2018 Spring Race Shirts and Singlets!

March 29, 2018

2018 Spring Race Shirts and Singlets

Our 2018 Spring Race shirts and singlets are ready for ordering! Ordering one of our race shirts or singlets is a great way to support our club (all the proceeds go to help pay for our programs and events) and you get to be a part of the best looking running club in the country!

Order now at: http://eastnasty.storenvy.com/

We only have a very small window to order these and have them ready before the St Jude Rock n Roll race. So, don’t wait, order yours NOW. Wednesday, April 4th will be the last full day to order. You can try on samples and find your size at Nashville Running Company. As usual, this is a custom order we make from Nike – so there are no returns or exchanges, and we very rarely have any extras. So, make sure you get your right size and don’t miss out!

WE WILL NOT SHIP YOUR ORDER. There won’t be enough time. Select the PICKUP – NO SHIPPING option during checkout and then plan to pick up your order at one of our organized East Nasty runs or at Nashville Running Company in East Nashville. (The system will still ask you for your shipping address – this is normal). You will be notified when your order is ready to be picked up – sometime before April 27th, 2018

If you have any questions, contact Duane at: duane@eastnastyforlife.com