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

 


Wednesday March 28 – In honor of Peter Pressman

March 28, 2018

We’ve made some changes to how we organize our calendar. We have 12 routes that we cycle through 4 times a year which has always left us with a month of random runs at the end of the year. Instead, we’re going to tack on 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. It will usually be one of our regular routes, or it may be something new. So, this is Wednesday is our bonus ‘week 13’ of our first quarter of 2018. And were going to run…

Route #5

One of our most popular runs: Route #5: Walking Bridge. It’s always fun to run across the bridge and through downtown. 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. 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.

Cup Cleaning Volunteer and Raffle

Our cup cleaning schedule and raffle will also adjust to the new 13-week schedule. We will do this quarter’s raffle drawing tonight or next week. And next quarter’s volunteer sign up will be online in just a couple days.

Peter Pressman

The Nashville running community lost a great champion on Sunday with the passing of Peter Pressman. As President of the Nashville Striders, Peter inspired many others to join him in using running to make a positive impact on themselves and their communities. Peter’s smile and zest for life were infectious. He will be missed by all who knew him and loved him. Our condolences go out to Ruth, the Pressman family, and all of the lives he touched personally and through the Nashville Striders. Our East Nasty run tonight will be dedicated in honor of Peter.

Read more about Peter and his legacy here.

PeterPressman

Race Shirts and Tanks

Look for details tomorrow on ordering our spring race shirts. You can try on samples and find your size this week at Nashville Running Company.

Rock and Roll Race Weekend

The St Jude Rock n Roll Half and Full is coming up in just a few weeks on April 28th. If you’re not running the race, we will have a cheer station you can join. And don’t forgot about our annual post race party that night. More details to come!

 


TONIGHT: Speed Session Location Change!

March 27, 2018

Just a quick alert about speed training TONIGHT Tuesday March 27th.  East High School isn’t available, so we’re moving to Cornelia Fort Airpark. The address is 1062 Shadow Lane. It is on the north side of Shelby Park in South Inglewood, so give yourself a few more minutes to get there. This week’s track workout is 5 x 1000s. With warmup and cooldown, that will be about 4.25 miles. The 1000s will be run at your own 5k pace or faster.