PR Bandits Saturday Morning Run –Richland Creek Greenway

August 25, 2016

East Nasty is partnering with the ‘PR Bandits’ who are hosting supported long runs on Saturday mornings. This Saturday we will be supplying Nuun on route thanks to Nashville Running Company!

Meeting at the McCabe Golf Course at 6am, we start out on the Richland Creek Greenway. Circling half way, we’ll head out towards White Bridge Rd and go into the Hillwood neighborhood. After a ‘parade of homes’, we’ll head back to the greenway and finish out the loop.

8mi – http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/702131037
12mi – http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/702125747

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. You can also email Brian Johnson at brian.m.johnson@me.com if you have any questions.


Wednesday August 24

August 24, 2016

Here it is!

 

Route #10: The Electric Slide


PR Bandits Saturday Morning Run – 12 South Loop

August 18, 2016

East Nasty is partnering with the ‘PR Bandits’ who are hosting supported long runs on Saturday mornings. This Saturday we will be supplying Nuun on route thanks to Nashville Running Company!

The 12th South run will start our post Tomato-Fest Schedule. Continuing through the rest of the month with 6:00am runs, we will start and finish at the Sevier Park Shelter. The run brings you into both Oak Hills and Green Hills, and then down Belmont Blvd and into the city for the longer run. We offer two distance options, and even though it is not an out-and-back, you can modify this run to your liking.

We will provide hydration at the start and finish as well as around mile 5.5 (St. Bartholomew’s)

8.7 Mile Loop
http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/723557471
13.5 Mile Loop
http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/717094933

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. You can also email Brian Johnson at brian.m.johnson@me.com if you have any questions.


Wednesday, August 17: GPS

August 17, 2016

Have you ever wanted a GPS watch?

A GPS watch is a pretty big investment without ever getting the chance to try one out…but tonight that changes.  Garmin will be at Nashville Running Company before the run and will have about 20 watches available for a wear test.   Swing by as early as 5:00 to check one out.

Route #9

This is an easy one – and as of right now, Drew Jones is still willing to run past Nissan Stadium without booing.   (That may change by November…)

Run #9 LP Field


ENOW – Barry Olhausen

August 15, 2016

ENOW – Barry Olhausen

With another Tomato 5K in the books for East Nasty, we thought it would be appropriate to introduce and thank one of our favorite Potato to Tomato (P2T) coaches and East Nasty of the Week, Barry Olhausen!

Barry Olhausen group 7

2015 P2T Coach for Group 7

Barry was born at Smythe’s Clinic in Tiptonville, Tennessee in Lake County which ironically later became the funeral home. His hometown is Ridgely in Lake County, and he still has a house there. Other than college, Barry spent his first 52-years in Ridgely. The county just celebrated getting its first red light, and before you ask, yes he pretty much does know everybody there.!

In middle and high school Barry was not necessarily known for his athletic achievements. Just after running his first Country Music Half-Marathon in 2015, he and high school classmates went on a reunion trip to Chicago. As Barry sported his commemorative tech shirt, the running joke (get it!?!) was, who would have thought that 45-years after graduation Barry would turn out to be “Most Athletic”. Truth be told, back then, and pretty much now, he was more of the club-joining, after-school-job, Sunday-school-attending, book-reading, friend-reliant type.

 

Barry Olhausen 2015 CMHM

In the starting corral for the 2015 Country Music Half Marathon with Happy Running People

The University of Tennessee at Martin is Barry’s alma mater which were Vols when he started then became the Pacers before his graduation and now are the Skyhawks. Not surprisingly, his roommate is a lifelong best friend (it happens to all of us who become his friend). When asked about his college experience, Barry said, “It was a humbling experience to learn that I wasn’t nearly as smart or as well-adjusted or as sure of the world as I assumed myself to be. I learned that beer tasted pretty good, that it was pretty helpful to actually attend class, that the world is vast, diverse, and complex, and that even away from home people are generally pretty nice. “ Some great teachers challenged his thinking and helped to his next step in professional life.

A public educator for decades (Barry is old if you haven’t figured it out yet), he considers education it to be the noblest profession. We agree! Currently he works for the Tennessee Organization of School Superintendents (TOSS) as Assistant Executive Director. Prior to this he taught middle grades, was a district administrator and then, Director of Schools in Lake County and later served as the Executive Director of Instructional Leadership for the Tennessee Department of Education. It is Barry’s honor and pleasure everyday to interact with and be inspired by school leaders across the state.

Barry’s love for running started because he was trying to be like the cool, young, skinny kids at work. About 5-years ago, around the age of 59, he signed up for Mayor Dean’s 5k challenge (his group coached by Nashville Running Company’s, Lee Wilson). Later, he tried the C25K Tom King training through NRC (coach, Mike Clark), followed by the East Nasty C25K (coach, Juanita Taylor). He realized that were it not for such superstar coaches and finding a group of people to enjoy running with, he would have never stayed with it. You hear that, East Nasty, it’s you who make running so awesome!!!

Barry Olhausen NRC 2013

2013 NRC C25K Tom King training group

Without a doubt, Barry’s biggest accomplishment in running happened 3- years ago when he was asked to coach in the East Nasty P2T training. Making it up Mt. Nasty the first time was an awesome achievement and finishing a half marathon in 2015 was a thrill, but nothing has given him more satisfaction than working with other fledgling and new runners. He will tell you that he gets far more out of it than the participants do, but scores of East Nasty, Lasty Nasty, and Happy Running People runners know the real truth – Barry is a great friend, extremely patient, has a generous smile and soul, and encouraging and showing up for others is his super power.

Barry learned of East Nasty about 5-years ago through those young, skinny, very fast friends at work and immediately assumed there was no way on God’s green earth that he would ever, EVER be a part of such a group. It never even entered his consciousness. But today Barry happily reports that of the many groups he’s been a part of (professionally or recreationally), East Nasty is the most nurturing and supportive. It’s like his very own personal version of “Cheers” – where everyone knows your name and you always feel better after being there.

So raise a glass and cheers to you, Barry, our ENOW!!


Wednesday, August 10 – Tomato Festival

August 10, 2016

Route #8

Run #8 Rick's Market 2.0

Coldest Beer in Town

The newest East Nasties…

The week is a big week for East Nasty.   Not only is it Tomato Festival week, but Wednesday night we welcome the newest bunch of graduates from our potato to tomato program.    That is very exciting, but it also means there will be a large group this week, which means parking could be tight.   So use our super secret parking location (East End UMC) but remember you need to be out by 8:00.

Tomato Festival

Come out this weekend and join 30,000+ of your best friends at the Tomato Festival.   We will have a booth located right at 11th and Woodland where we will be unveiling our 2016 shirts.


PR Bandits Saturday Morning Run – Surge to the River

August 4, 2016

East Nasty is partnering with the ‘PR Bandits’ who are hosting supported long runs on Saturday mornings. This Saturday we will be supplying Gatorade on route.

Week 2 of the Nashville Downtown Runs, this time it is a new run and from the opposite side of town. We will Start at the Amsurg (get it??? surg/surge) parking lot in Burton Hills (Hillsboro Pike and Burton Hills Blvd) at 6am, and make our way to the Cumberland River (1st St). A true out and back with an elevation drop on the way out, and a bit of a climb on the way back. We will work our way from Green Hills passing the all too famous Bluebird cafe, through Belmont and Music Row, finding our way downtown, then we turn around. As with any out and back, you can decide the distance.

Hydration will be located at the start and finish, and either at the top of music row or at Music Circle (TBD), either way, you will hit hydration twice on this run.

12.5 Mile Out and Back – http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/724379185

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. You can also email Brian Johnson at brian.m.johnson@me.com if you have any questions.


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