Wednesday August 23 – Gonna rock down to…

August 23, 2017

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. If you are a run/walker and want to get a head start, meet at 5:45pm and join our Lasty Nasty Group. You can READ HERE for more details on how our Wednesday night runs work. Remember we share the roads with walkers, cyclists, and cars – please, stay on the sidewalks or to the far left on the road, obey traffic signals and stop signs, and cross only in marked crosswalks. Help us be good neighbors and reflect our club well to the community!

Safety

Just because you’re running with a big group doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be constantly aware if your surroundings. If you run with headphones, keep one ear open. Better yet, ditch the headphones and partner up with another runner or 2 and have a conversation during your run. Look out for each other, don’t leave anyone out on their own, and as a good friend of mine always says, “keep your wits about you!”

Parking

Post Tomato Fest Summer and Fall Wednesdays draw some of our biggest crowds. We love seeing all of your faces! A large crew means that parking in 5 Points gets to be tight. It get tight for everyone – we are not the only group in 5 Points on Wednesday evenings. Your best bet is to get here as early as you can, and/or use our super secret parking location at East End UMC (but remember you need to be out by 8:00pm). Prk smart – don’t leave any valuables visible in your car. Lock ’em up in the trunk. Try to carpool if you can, or better yet, just run over if you live here on the east side. We’re asking specifically that you try to avoid parking in front of Fanny’s House of Music (just across the street from where we meet) – parents are often picking up and dropping off kids for music classes. It’s part of our effort to be good neighbors!

East Nasties in the Spotlight…

One of the OG East Nasties, and ENOW #2, David Cañas turns 50 today! And check out this great article from REI about Board Member Beth Meadows! Keep being awesome Nasties!

 


PR Bandits Saturday Morning Run – Surge to the River

August 17, 2017

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

This Saturday, August 19th, we will start at the Amsurg parking lot off of Hillsboro Pike, about a half mile South of Greenhills mall, at 6am. This is an out and back with a positive incline for the second half of the run. We will work our way down to the river via Hillsboro Pike, Belmont Blvd, 16th Ave S and Demonbreun St. If you need to add more, take a left on 1st and head for the greenway, for less you can turn around at the water stop at Wedgewood and 16th (turnaround total of about 7 miles).

We only did this run once last year, but most feedback was very positive. Look forward to getting more reviews.

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.


Wednesday August 16 – Run This Town

August 16, 2017

Route #9

This week is Route #9: Nissan StadiumPlease 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. Please? Ok? 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. Remember we share the roads with walkers, cyclists, and cars – please, stay on the sidewalks or to the far left on the road, obey traffic signals and stop signs, and cross only in marked crosswalks. Help us be good neighbors!

Lasty Nasty

We are so proud of our Potato-to-Tomato graduates! They crushed the Tomato 5K on Saturday and officially join us as full Nasties this week! That also means that our Lasty Nasty Group is back! If you are a little slower runner or a run/walker and want to get a head start, meet at 5:45pm and join the Lasties. They run the same route the main group does, but just get a bit of a head start.

VERTICITY RIDExRUN

Tonight we will run right past our new partner VERTICITY Indoor Cycling Studio at Russell and 10th. Just a reminder that each week their Wednesday 5PM ride will be dedicated to East Nasty, where $2 for every rider will be coming our way to support us as we continue to make East Nashville a great place to live and run, and to make running accessible to everyone in our community. Sign up here each week for their Wednesday 5pm rides (your first ride is free!), and come along to our Wednesday run with their “pack” afterward!

‘Run This Town’ Nashville Premiere

Fleet Feet Sports brand new web-based running series, Run This Town, chronicles running cultures all over the country. The shows host, Ashley Arnold – a writer and competitive runner -explores each destination through the lens of the local running tribe. The Nashville episode will premier at the Belcourt on August 22nd! The episode features multiple run clubs, including East Nasty! See what makes Nashville’s running community so great! Doors at 7:00, Film at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $15 and can be bought at HERE. Here’s the trailer. Join the Facebook Event HERE.

New Shirts and Tanks

If you missed out on picking up one of our new t-shirts or tanks at Tomato Fest, we have just a handful left and will be having a quick pop-up sale at Nashville Running Company before the run tonight.


Order East Nasty Tri & Cycling Kits – Deadline is Aug 15th!

August 11, 2017

The new East Nasty Tri & Cycling kits have been designed & the store is ready for ordering. The deadline to order is August 15th & expected delivery should be in Mid-September.

Order at this link: Online Store

Direct any questions to Jeremy Taylor at: inglewoodlifer@gmail.com


Wednesday Aug 9 – P2T Graduation!

August 9, 2017

Apologies for the late post. It’s been a busy week here at East Nasty HQ. It’s a big night tonight. Hope to see you there!

Route #8

Tonight is Route #8: Rick’s Market.  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. Remember we share the roads with walkers, cyclists, and cars – please help us be good neighbors!

Welcome our newest East Nasties!

The week is a big week for East Nasty. Not only is it Tomato Festival week, but tonight we welcome the newest bunch of graduates from our Potato-to-Tomato program!  It’s very exciting, and we will have  an extra large group this week – which means parking is gonna be tight. So get here early, and/or use our super secret parking location at East End UMC (but remember you need to be out by 8:00pm). We’re asking specifically that you avoid parking in Fanny’s House of Music – the P2Ters will be congregating there, as well as parents picking up and dropping off kids for music classes. It’s part of our effort to be good neighbors!

Tomato Festival

Come out this weekend and join 30,000+ of your best friends at the annual Tomato Festival! This is one of the very best days in East Nashville. We will have a booth located right at 11th and Woodland directly in front of 3 Crow Bar where we will be unveiling our 2017 shirts and tanks for purchase! We still have some slots we need volunteers for – sign-up to help out for a 2 hour shift on this Google sheet.

Tomato 5K

It’s not too late to sign for the YMCA Tomato 5K. Do it! Register at this link.

 


PR Bandits Saturday Morning Run – Downtown Tour

August 3, 2017

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

Let’s run Nashville! This route will not take away from enjoying the views and the hills that Nashville offers. New for 2017 – we will meet at East Park to avoid complications around Nissan Stadium and start at 6am this Saturday, 8/5. With Nashville being the “It City” these days, who knows what we may find around town. While the route is a 9.7mi loop, there will be opportunities to cut it shorter.

9.7mi – http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/1706623682

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 August 2 – RIDExRUN

August 2, 2017

Lots of info this week. Be sure to read all the way through!

Route #7

Tonight we run Route #7: Little Hollywood. Lots of turns on this route. For everyones safety, PLEASE always stay on the left and cross the street ONLY AT INTERSECTIONS – never in the middle of the road! Note: when you are running on Eastland, 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.

A quick note about 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 the your pace and start with that group, or wait for the next one. Please don’t start in between groups on your own. Remember, our pace groups start at sub 8-min and go all the way to plus 10-min.

We meet at the corner of 11th & Holly at 6pm. We run every Wednesday – rain or shine, heat or cold. You can READ HERE for more info on how our Wednesday night runs work.  If you are a run/walker, check out our Lasty Nasty group on Facebook to see if anyone is meeting early to run/walk. Most of that group is participating in, or volunteer coaching, our P2T Couch-to-5K program.

VERTICITY RIDExRUN

Our new neighbors in Five Points, VERTICITY indoor cycling studio, have a very similar mission to ours. They love to #lovelocal, celebrate the power of community, and believe that sweat is necessary for a healthy body and a full life. Plus they love to run! We’re excited to announce that starting this week, their Wednesday 5PM ride will be dedicated to East Nasty, where $2 for every rider will be coming our way to support us as we continue to make East Nashville a great place to live and run, and to make running accessible to everyone in our community. Sign up here each week for their Wednesday 5pm rides (your first ride is free!), and come along to our Wednesday run with their “pack” afterward!

Hoka Wear Test and Pint Night

Nashville Running Company is having a Hoka One One Clifton 4 wear test tonight. They will have the Clifton 4 available at 5:15pm to wear for the run. It’s the first Wednesday of the month which means it’s Pint Night after the run!

East Nasty Triathlon Kits

While at NRC, tonight is your last chance to get fitted for our very limited run of East Nasty branded triathlon and cycling gear from Nimblewear USA (www.nimblewear.com). Read THIS POST for more info. Details on how to order will be coming soon, but if you have questions in the meantime, please email Jeremy Taylor at inglewoodlifer@gmail.com

Tomato 5K

Be sure to sign up for our ‘homecoming’ race – the YMCA Tomato 5K on August 12th. Hundreds of Nasties run this race each year and it kicks off one of the best days of the summer – the annual East Nashville Tomato Art Festival!

Calling Volunteers! East Nasty Tomato Fest ‘Water Tent’ Booth!

From 9:00 am to 6:00 pm on Saturday Aug 12th. East Nasty will have a booth set up right in front of 3 Crow Bar and we will be serving free water to anyone who is thirsty during the Tomato Art Festival and selling our new 2017 merch. It is our way of giving back to the community as a thanks for letting us run on the neighborhood streets. We need volunteers to work in 2 hour shifts. The volunteers will be passing out water, selling shirts, refilling coolers, getting ice, and spreading the East Nasty cheer. Sign up for a shift here! Be sure to wear your East Nasty shirt. Contact Sarah Brown for more details: skbrown@gmail.com