Wednesday March 22 – The Spring Nasty and Reebok Wear Test

March 22, 2017

Route #12: The Nasty

This week we culminate our 12 run series with our signature run: Route #12: The Nasty! 6 miles of the worst best hills in East Nashville. You get our famous bumper sticker when you complete the run! If you need a little shorter run, you can run ‘Nasty Lite’ – a 3.7 mile run – but, there’s no sticker reward.

We meet at the corner of 11th & Holly at 6pm. Meet at 5:30pm and join the Lasty Nasties if you are a run/walker and want to get a head start. We have 12 different routes that we cycle through on Wednesdays, which means that we run each one around 4 times per year. So it works out that we get to experience each route in each season (more or less). So this is the ‘spring’ Nasty – which means that while it will be light at the start of the run, it will be getting dark by the time some of you finish. So, be sure to wear something that creates or reflects light.

After you finish, grab your sticker and come down to 3 Crow Bar to celebrate completing the run with all your peeps!

Reebok FloatRide Wear Test

Come out on TONIGHT -Wednesday, March 22nd as Reebok will be joining us with their Reebok FloatRide Tour! Reebok will be allowing runners to try on their brand new Reebok FloatRide shoe, which is their newest and recently launched running shoe. Come #feeltheFloatRide and feel the love from Reebok with some free give-aways along the way! If you want to participate, try to get there a little early to get set up! 

Shirts

Be on the lookout very soon for details about our spring race shirts. Stay tuned!

 


Wednesday March 15 – Church and State

March 14, 2017

Route #11

This week is Route #11 – The Church Run. East Nashville is one of the oldest communities in Nashville with many historic buildings dating back to the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. Some of the most beautiful architecture is highlighted in the churches – and we pass around 15 of them on this route. We meet at the corner of 11th & Holly at 6pm. If you are a run/walker and want to get a head start, meet at 5:45pm and join the Lasty Nasties. You can READ HERE for more info on how our Wednesday night runs work. Daylight Saving Time has kicked in but we encourage you to still wear something that creates or reflects light for just a couple more weeks. It will be light at the start of our run, but will be dark by the time we are running the end of it. Since this route is a figure 8, its a great week to invite new runners and beginners – because you can easily stop after just 2 miles of the first loop of the figure 8.

Presidential Traffic

The President is holding a rally in downtown Wednesday evening, so anticipate heavier than usual traffic and lots of road closures between the airport, the Hermitage, and downtown (read more here). Please plan accordingly.

Pint Night

Don’t care for politics? Good thing that this week is Pint Night at Nashville Running Company. Come over to NRC immediately after the run for some free Yazoo. (FYI – NRC offer 10% off to East Nasties every day). And not only that, but it’s “Balls Out Wednesday”! Balega and TriggerPoint will be onsite with some fun games and activities – think ping pong balls, plastic spoons, Balega socks, and a TriggerPoint obstacle course!. The folks from Nut Butter Nation peanut butter will be there as well with samples for some post run fuel.

NAMI 5K – April 8th

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Davidson is a peer-led nonprofit 501.c.3 grassroots organization dedicated to improving the lives of people with severe and persistent mental health issues and those of their loved ones through effective and innovative support, education and advocacy. They are hosting  a certified 5K Run and walk at Shelby Park on Saturday, April 8th. This is a fun event with a festival atmosphere with a village of vendors. For more information on the event, registration and volunteer opportunities, click here. Contact info@namidavidson.org with any questions.

 


Wednesday March 8 – Climbing Lenore…

March 7, 2017

Route #10

This week we revisit one of our newer routes Route #10 – The Electric Slide. or Boogaloo. Or something like that. We meet at the corner of 11th & Holly at 6pm. We run every Wednesday – rain or shine. If you are a run/walker and want to get a head start, meet at 5:45pm and join the Lasty Nasties. You can READ HERE for more info on how our Wednesday night runs work. Be sure to wear something that creates or reflects light. Just one more week until Daylight Savings Time…

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.

Chattanooga & Tom King

Congrats to all our Nasties that crushed the Chattanooga Marathon and the Tom King Half and 5K this past weekend! Our Half and Full Marathon Training resumes this Saturday at 8am at Nissan Stadium as we begin to train on the Rock n Roll course…

Calling All Volunteers! It’s not too late to sign up!

There’s still plenty of time (and plenty of opportunities) to get involved as a volunteer. For the next few Wednesday nights we will have sign-up forms available at the run OR you can use this link to enter your information online.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/14bJDDIcopjxH67rjo1pOgK3KVqvNLyTLiQJf0k6tYYY/viewform?edit_requested=true 

What are the different volunteer opportunities? Glad you asked. 

Below are the basics, but if you have additional questions feel free to ask an East Nasty Board Member for more information.

Training:

  • Coaches for the Full and Half marathon, Potato to Tomato 5k, and The Next Door 6k (women only)
  • Speed session leaders
  • Help with announcements, planning, water/gatorade stops, etc.

Wednesday Nights:

  • Set-up and transport of water coolers, route maps, etc.
  • Organize pace groups
  • Clean-up and return of equipment to NRC after the run

Events/Parties:

  • Help plan and organize East Nasty social events (including the Half marathon/Marathon after party, Christmas Party and Tomato Festival booth)
  • Publicize the events

Cheering/Race Water Stops:

  • Help plan and organize cheer stations, water stops and race support for fellow East Nasty runners (including the Half marathon/Marathon and Tomato 5k)
  • Act as goodwill ambassadors for the running community and neighborhood

Community Outreach:

  • Plan events and opportunities for East Nasty to give back to the neighborhood and local community
  • Develop partnerships with local groups that need our support

Remember, East Nasty operates solely by committed volunteers. There is an opportunity for each and every runner to serve and support this amazing running club. ENFL!


Wednesday March 1 – Two Tennessee Traditions: Titans and Volunteers

February 28, 2017

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Route #9

This week we visit the home of your Tennessee Titans on Route #9 – Nissan Stadium – aka ‘LP Field’, and ‘The Coliseum’ before that. We meet at the corner of 11th & Holly at 6pm. We run every Wednesday – rain or shine. If you are a run/walker and want to get a head start, meet at 5:45pm and join the Lasty Nasties. You can READ HERE for more info on how our Wednesday night runs work. Daylight Savings Time is only a few weeks away (yay!), but as it’s still dark be sure to wear something that creates or reflects light.

Calling All Volunteers! It’s not too late to sign up!

Did you miss last week’s Volunteer Night? No worries! There’s still plenty of time (and plenty of opportunities) to get involved as a volunteer. For the next 3 Wednesday nights we will have sign-up forms available at the run OR you can use this link to enter your information online.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/14bJDDIcopjxH67rjo1pOgK3KVqvNLyTLiQJf0k6tYYY/viewform?edit_requested=true 

What are the different volunteer opportunities? Glad you asked. 

Below are the basics, but if you have additional questions feel free to ask an East Nasty Board Member for more information.

Training:

  • Coaches for the Full and Half marathon, Potato to Tomato 5k, and The Next Door 6k (women only)
  • Speed session leaders
  • Help with announcements, planning, water/gatorade stops, etc.

Wednesday Nights:

  • Set-up and transport of water coolers, route maps, etc.
  • Organize pace groups
  • Clean-up and return of equipment to NRC after the run

Events/Parties:

  • Help plan and organize East Nasty social events (including the Half marathon/Marathon after party, Christmas Party and Tomato Festival booth)
  • Publicize the events

Cheering/Race Water Stops:

  • Help plan and organize cheer stations, water stops and race support for fellow East Nasty runners (including the Half marathon/Marathon and Tomato 5k)
  • Act as goodwill ambassadors for the running community and neighborhood

Community Outreach:

  • Plan events and opportunities for East Nasty to give back to the neighborhood and local community
  • Develop partnerships with local groups that need our support

Remember, East Nasty operates solely by committed volunteers. There is an opportunity for each and every runner to serve and support this amazing running club. ENFL!

Pint Night in 2 weeks…

NRC’s monthly Pint Night is delayed until March 15th, so after the run head over to 3 Crow Bar for 2-4-1s and some of those amazing sweet potato tots! Invite someone new to join the group and make them feel welcome!


Wednesday Feb 22 – Calling all volunteers! We need you!

February 21, 2017

Run #8 Rick's Market 2.0

Route #8

This week we run a figure 8 for Route #8 – Rick’s Market. We meet at the corner of 11th & Holly at 6pm. We run every Wednesday – rain or shine. If you are a run/walker and want to get a head start, meet at 5:45pm and join the Lasty Nasties. You can READ HERE for more info on how our Wednesday night runs work. Be sure to wear something that creates or reflects light. Immediately after the run stick around for…

Volunteer Sign Up Night!

Anyone that has come out to one of our Wednesday night runs or Saturday training groups knows that East Nasty is more than just a running group. East Nasty is a COMMUNITY. We are training buddies, race supporters, good friends, and family. We love our neighborhood and we exist to make East Nashville a great place to live and run, and to make running accessible to everyone. Everything East Nasty does, from organizing weekly runs to offering training programs to the community, is FREE. Our operations are 100% volunteer-driven by East Nasties that want to help.

Do you want to volunteer but just don’t know how to get involved? Now is your chance!

After this Wednesday’s run please plan to stick around for a ‘volunteer fair’ and find out all the ways you can get involved with East Nasty. Our board members will be on-hand to answer questions and talk about new and exciting ideas for 2017! You will have an opportunity to get info, sign-up, and let us know how you want to help!

When you return after the run to the yellow house, please head on over right next door to the YCAP building (it looks like a church). There will be East Nasties directing you! See ya there! ENFL!

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Wednesday Feb 15 – Head for the Hollywood Hills

February 14, 2017

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Route #7

This week’s Wednesday run is through one of East Nashville’s most eclectic areas: Route #7 – Little Hollywood. The unique spanish architecture makes this area unlike anything else in East Nashville. Read about it’s history and join us for a run this Wednesday. 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.

We meet at the corner of 11th & Holly at 6pm. We run every Wednesday – rain or shine, sweltering heat or bitter cold. If you are a run/walker and want to get a head start, meet at 5:45pm and join the Lasty Nasties. You can READ HERE for more info on how our Wednesday night runs work. As always, be sure to wear your reflective and/or lighted gear.

Tuesday Night Workouts Continue

Our Tuesday night speed and hill workouts continue tonight. We meet every Tuesday at 6pm from now through April at the same location as our Wednesday night runs (11th and Holly). Please arrive a little early and be ready to run promptly at 6pm. NOTE: there will not be an announcements time like Wednesdays – so don’t be late and miss the group! We will warm up together (by jogging to either Nissan stadium, a local track, or hill), perform our workout, then jog back together as a group.

Chattanooga Destination Race

There is still time to get in on our Chattanooga Destination Race Weekend this March 3-5, 2017. You can race the Half Marathon, full Marathon, a 5K, or put together a 2 or 4 member marathon relay team! Register with our discount code (EASTNASTY) to get 20% off!  Register here. Remember, this race fits in perfectly with our spring training program if you’re planning to run the Nashville Rock n Roll Half or Full with us on April 29. Get all the info HERE and join the trip Facebook Event Group HERE.

Headlamps for Headlights Run

The “Headlamps for Headlights” fun run is this Saturday, February 18th at 6pm to support fellow East Nasty veteran P2T Coach Diane Zandstra as she conquers breast cancer. Details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1636930556610619/

Shade Tree Trot 5k – $10 Registration!

The Shade Tree Trot 5k is hoping to provide $10 registration to members of East Nasty IF 100 or more people commit to running the race! If you are interested, please provide your name and email address here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MJHLJ6Y. The race is April 22nd, 2017 and supports the Shade Tree Clinic. Contact Joey Elsakr with questions at jelsakr@gmail.com


Wednesday Feb 8 – Hills, speed, a road trip, and more…

February 7, 2017

New Route #6

Route #6

This week is Route #6 – Riverside. We meet at the corner of 11th & Holly at 6pm. We run every Wednesday – rain or shine, sweltering heat or bitter cold. If you are a run/walker and want to get a head start, meet at 5:45pm and join the Lasty Nasties. You can READ HERE for more info on how our Wednesday night runs work. Looks like things might be wet over the next few days and maybe bit warm for February – so, dress appropriately and be sure to wear your reflective and/or lighted gear.

A couple of important safety notes for this route. After passing the lake, as you are going up that 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.

Tuesday Night Workouts

Our  Tuesday night speed workouts begin TONIGHT! We will meet every Tuesday at 6pm from now through April at the same location as our Wednesday night runs (11th and Holly). Please arrive a little early and be ready to run promptly at 6pm. NOTE: there will not be an announcements time like Wednesdays – so don’t be late and miss the group! We will warm up together (by jogging to either Nissan stadium, a local track, or hill), perform our workout, then jog back together as a group. There is no better way to improve your running fitness than by doing workouts and these runs will focus on education with an aim to improve your running IQ.  You’ll learn about tempo runs, hills repeats and track work. We’ll do some workouts by distance, some by time and some by “feel”.  This is also a great way to get to know some new folks in a smaller setting. Bree Roy will be heading these up! See you there!

Chattanooga Destination Race

Running is not just a great way to get in shape and challenge yourself, it’s also a great excuse to visit new places.  Consider joining us again this year in Chattanooga Destination Race Weekend this March 3-5, 2017. You can race the Half Marathon, full Marathon, a 5K, or put together a 2 or 4 member marathon relay team! Register with our discount code (EASTNASTY) to get 20% off!  Register now to take advantage of the price break. Remember, this race fits in perfectly with our spring training program if you’re planning to run the Nashville Rock n Roll Half or Full with us on April 29. Get all the info HERE.

Headlamps for Headlights Run

A fun run/walk “Headlamps for Headlights” has been organized on Saturday, February 18th at 6pm to support fellow East Nasty veteran P2T Coach Diane Zandstra as she conquers breast cancer. Donations can be made for Diane’s medical expenses through a GoFundME page in her name here: https://www.gofundme.com/headlamps-for-headlights. Anyone who donates a minimum of $30 will also recieve a commemorative “race” tech shirt (details at the link). For questions, contact Sarah Blizzard at: tyskincry@hotmail.com

NRC Tom King Water Stop

If you’re not joining us in Chattanooga for our destination race weekend, consider volunteering at Nashville Running Company’s water stop at the Tom King Half Marathon on March 4th. Details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/281965432222425/