PR Bandits Saturday Morning Run – Shelby Bottoms Greenway

October 19, 2017

East Nasty is partnering with the ‘PR Bandits’ again in 2017 who are hosting supported long runs on Saturday mornings.

This Saturday, October 21tst, starting at the Shelby Bottoms Nature Center at 7:00a, we’ll have several options with the mileage of your choosing with the greenway providing an out and back run. Hydration will be provided at the start/finish but not along the route so please come prepared.

8mi –http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/723520923
14mi – http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/604682932

RSVP here and join the PR Bandits Facebook Group for more info, get run invites, and to link up with other runners. Saturday supported runs will be held at various favorite running routes across Nashville.


Wednesday Oct 18 – Finally Fall

October 18, 2017

Route #6

This week is Route #6: Riverside. 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.

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. Be sure to wear your lighted and reflective gear. You’ll need it in the park.

Hope and Possibility Race

Achilles is a local non-profit agency that pairs athletes with disabilities with athletes without disabilities so that all can participate in mainstream running activities and events. In Achilles, athletes with disabilities can walk, run, or roll (e.g., wheelchair, handcycle, walker) to participate in running activities or events in order to promote personal achievement, healthy living, and active lifestyles. They are hosting the 4th annual Hope and Possibility® (Achilles signature race) on Saturday, October 21, 2017. This race has 1-mile or 5-mile distance options. Three miles of the course are on the scenic Richland Creek Greenway. Runners, walkers, and wheelers of all abilities are invited to this family-friendly event! Register here: https://achilles5miler.racesonline.com/

‘East Nasty Saturday’ at Nashville Running Company

Lee and the gang at Nashville Running Company are inviting you to their “East Nasty Saturday” this Saturday October 21st from 12-5pm. NRC is offering 25% off any new pair of shoes if you bring in an old pair to donate/recycle. If you don’t have an old pair, no worries – you still get 20% off a new pair. There will also be apparel sales, random gifts, snacks, and of course, our favorite, beer!

 


Wednesday Oct 11 – Ain’t seen nothing yet until you’re …Downtown

October 11, 2017

Route #5

This Wednesday is one of our most popular runs: Route #5: Walking Bridge. It’s always fun to run across the bridge and through downtown. It’s amazing to think about how much downtown has changed since we started running this route almost 10 years ago. As we run through downtown, remember that you are representing our organization and that our club’s safety, reputation, and standing in the community is a responsibility you share in. That means crossing the street only in crosswalks and intersections – never in the middle of the road. That means stopping at stoplights and to slow down and use caution at intersections. We need you to be respectful and courteous to pedestrians on the sidewalks downtown, along with other runners, cyclists, and motorists that we share the road with. We need you to do these things for your safety, the safety of your fellow runners, and to help the club maintain its mission of being a positive force in the community and not a burden to it. Thanks for doing your part!

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.

Reflective and Lighted Gear

Sunset is at 6:16pm tonight. You need to wear something that creates or reflects light on Wednesday evenings. Nashville Running Company is right around the corner from our meeting spot and has several options you can purchase if you’re in need of some gear.


PR Bandits Saturday Morning Run – Harpeth River Greenway from Edwin Warner Park

October 5, 2017

East Nasty is partnering with the ‘PR Bandits’ again in 2017 who are hosting supported long runs on Saturday mornings.

Good luck to all the marathon runners in Chicago this weekend!

This Saturday, October 7th at 7am, our run will start from the Nature Center (there are bathrooms and water) at Edwin Warner Park and run out the Harpeth River Greenway. Being an out-and-back, it’s a great route for mileage of your choosing. Parking – Keep an eye out for the grass lot on your left before coming to the Nature Center.

12mi – http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/703961829

RSVP here and join the PR Bandits Facebook Group for more info, get run invites, and to link up with other runners. Saturday supported runs will be held at various favorite running routes across Nashville.


Wednesday Oct 4 – Running Down a Dream

October 3, 2017

“There’s something good waitin’ down this road…” – Tom Petty

Route #4

This week we head back into Shelby Park for Route #4: The Big Shelby Loop. 99% percent of the time we need you to run on the left side of the road against traffic, but on this route it’s safer to run on the right side on Davidson Street once you’re in the park. When you make the right turn from Davidson to head up the Sevier/Naval hill, get back over to the left side of the road. Once again we will be running right past the East Nashville Farmers Market – please be extra courteous and share the roads and greenway with the families and kids that will be out there. It is important for us to be good neighbors so we can continue to use the park.

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.

Reflective and Lighted Gear

If you didn’t wear your lighted gear last week, you will for sure need it this week – parts of Shelby Park get pretty dark. Please begin wearing something that creates or reflects light on Wednesday evenings. Nashville Running Company is right around the corner from our meeting spot and has several options you can purchase if you’re in need of some gear.

Pint Night, Fall Sale, and Trail Racing at NRC

Immediately following the run, head over the Nashville Running Company for their monthly pint night! NRC always offers a 10% discount to East Nasty runners, and this Wednesday they will kick off their big Fall Sale including: $50 Shoe Table! $75 Shoe Table! 25% OFF other select shoes,! 50% OFF Spring/Summer apparel! 25% OFF Zamst injury prevention products! Have a pint of some Yazoo and pick up some new gear! We will have a handful of East Nasty shirts available for purchase, too!

Easy trails…

We’ve all run the greenway in Shelby Bottoms, but if you’ve never run the trails there, then you’re missing out!  The Shelby Bottoms 6 Miler trail race is this Sunday October 8th – starting and finishing at Cornelia Fort Air Park. A perfect race for those looking to dip their toes into the art of trail racing with soft, flat, fast, wide track trails (even some single track too!) A portion of the race proceeds goes to Friends of Shelby Park and Bottoms – an org that keeps our ‘home’ park one of the best in the city.

…and challenging trails!

Running, by its very nature, attracts people who are driven. And one of the negatives of that is a preoccupation with PR’s. Obviously it’s fun to run as fast as possible for a particular distance, but it’s also fun to challenge yourself to run a really hard race course. NRC is hosting one of those on Sunday, October 22nd: The Defeated Creek Trail Half Marathon. Let me give you one guarantee: you will not PR! But, it is a great opportunity to get off the roads and do something really tough.

 


PR Bandits Saturday Morning Run – McCabe to Centennial

September 28, 2017

East Nasty is partnering with the ‘PR Bandits’ again in 2017 who are hosting supported long runs on Saturday mornings.

This Saturday, Sept. 30th, we will be starting at 7:00am from the McCabe Golf Course parking lot. We’ll head through the beautiful Richland neighborhood out to Centennial Park and back. This is an easy 6mi route, 8.5mi if you want to loop the golf course, and easy to add on even more if you so desire.

8.5mi – http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/868178189

RSVP here and join the PR Bandits Facebook Group for more info, get run invites, and to link up with other runners. Saturday supported runs will be held at various favorite running routes across Nashville.


Wednesday September 27 – Drive and Determination

September 27, 2017

Route #3

This week 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. 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 about 6.3 if you do the whole thing. This route is a great way to see downtown, but there are lots of intersections and traffic on this route. When you run with us, your actions and behavior as an individual reflect on the club as a whole. Will you do your part to help the club remain a positive part of our city? Please don’t run in the middle of the road or dart out into traffic. Please be especially courteous, 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.

Reflective and Lighted Gear

It’s starting to get dark during our evening runs – it’s time for reflective gear and lights. Please begin wearing something that creates or reflects light on Wednesday evenings. Nashville Running Company is right around the corner from our meeting spot and has several options you can purchase if you’re in need of some gear.

Keep Going

Back in 2011, our very own President, Jeremy Taylor, first started running by joining our Potato-to-Tomato couch to 5K program. This weekend he completed a Half Ironman. In just six years, and at just over 40 yrs old, he went from struggling to complete just 60 seconds of running, to crushing a half marathon – AFTER swimming 1.2 miles and cycling for 56 miles. We’re so proud of him! (As well as ALL the East Nasties who competed this weekend!) As incredible an individual accomplishment that is, Jeremy would be the first to say: you can do it, too. Maybe for you that means a Half Ironman, or maybe it means a 5k PR or your first Marathon. Whatever your goal is determination, consistency, and support can get you there. Jeremy’s wife Juanita says: “I’m very proud of his drive and determination to do the things that don’t come natural to him like running, swimming, and biking. All the while making sure that it’s still fun. He’s always supportive and encouraging to those around him.” That’s what East Nasty is all about. If you’re struggling with your running or fitness (and we all do at some point) – keep at it. We’re here to help. And keep supporting and encouraging those around you. That’s why we run together. East Nasty …for life!