Wednesday May 16 – Riverside

May 16, 2018

Route #6

This week is Route #6: Riverside. This route requires a couple of important safety notes:

  • First, 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.
  • Second, and speaking of bike lanes – there is a lot of construction happening on Porter road and sections of the bike lanes are temporarily closed. PLEASE be careful, watch for traffic, and use your best judgment. Don’t just dart out into traffic. You can bypass most of it if you turn right off of Porter onto Benjamin, and then left on Scott which will take you back to Eastland. Also note the new traffic light at Eastland and Chapel!

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. It looks like Tennessee summer and humidity has already arrived – be sure to hydrate well before and during our runs!

‘PR Bandits’ Saturday Long Runs

East Nasty is once again partnering with the ‘PR Bandits’ who are hosting supported long runs on Saturday mornings throughout the summer and fall in 2018. Saturday supported runs will be held at various favorite running routes across Nashville. Most of the runs offer various distance options and all paces are welcome. Join the PR Bandits Facebook Group for more info, to get run invites, and to link up with other runners. This Saturday’s run starts at Percy Warner Park and heads over to Radnor Lake. The run starts at 7am. (Note: Run start times will move to 6am in a few weeks.)

2018 Potato to Tomato

Details coming this week in a separate post…

 


Wednesday May 9 – Go ‘head, be gone with it

May 9, 2018

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. And this week, Beth’s second favorite singer, Justin Timberlake, is bringing sexy back to Bridgestone. Wave to JT and be extra courteous as you run through downtown as we expect some extra traffic. So go ‘head, be gone with it – but PLEASE cross the street only in crosswalks and intersections (NEVER in the middle of the road or darting out into traffic), stop at stoplights, and slow down and use caution at intersections. Please be respectful of and courteous to pedestrians on the sidewalks downtown. Remember that when you run with us you are representing our organization – and that our club’s safety, reputation, and standing in the community is a responsibility you share in. 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.

Pint Night

VIP. Drinks on …NRC. It’s Pint Night at Nashville Running Company after the run! We will run right past their new location towards the end of this route – keep an eye out for it! NRC always offers a 10% discount to East Nasty runners. Have a pint of some Yazoo and pick up some new gear while you’re there!

Cheer Station Winners!

They see what we’re twerkin’ with! We are very excited to let all of you know that our cheer station for the Rock n Roll Half Marathon came in 2nd place!! And we won $750!!! Thank you to everyone who came out and supported. This money will go into our general budget to offset our operating costs throughout the year (events, training, etc.).

PR Bandits Saturday Morning Long Runs

Once again in 2018, East Nasty is partnering with the ‘PR Bandits’ who are pickin’ up the slack and bringing back supported long runs on Saturday mornings starting this week! Check them out on Facebook HERE and watch for their posts here on this blog. This Saturday’s run starts at 7:o0am at Bongo East.

 

 


Wednesday May 2 – Rest and Recover

May 2, 2018

Rest and Recover

Congrats to all of you who ran the St Jude Rock n Roll Nashville Half Marathon! or the Full! And how about that cheer station and party? It was a great weekend! Now it’s time to take a well needed rest. But resting doesn’t mean doing nothing. In fact, unless you have an injury, active recovery is better than passive recovery. Active recovery = super easy exercise (i.e. 60 – 70% of your max heart rate, light cross training, etc.) Also, a good rule of thumb is to take 1 recovery day for every 2 km of racing. For half marathoners, that means a good 10 days of easy exercise, for marathoners it’s more like 3 weeks.

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. The East Nashville Farmers Market starts up this week and we run right past it on this route – 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.

NRC Pint Night will be back next week.

Potato to Tomato 2018

Coming later this week – details on our 2018 summer couch to 5K program!

10 Years of Wednesday Nights

And don’t forget to mark your calendar for our 10 Year Wednesday Night Anniversary Run on June 20th!

 

 


10 Years of Wednesday Nights – June 20th, 2018

April 30, 2018
East Nasty founder Mark Miller (pictured above with a very fresh faced Drew Jones!) started training people for the Country Music Half Marathon way back in 2005, but our Wednesday night runs started in 2008 and have become our signature event. Can you believe that we have been running together on Wednesday nights for TEN YEARS! So, we’re going to celebrate! You know we love a party! Mark your calendars to join us on Wednesday night June 20th for our East Nasty 10 Year Wednesday Night Anniversary Run. Same time and location as usual – 6pm at 11th & Holly.  More details to come, but plan on running The Nasty, some surprises, special giveaways, and hopefully seeing some old school faces!

 


Cheer Station Tomorrow!

April 27, 2018

Join East Nasty in the Gulch tomorrow morning as we cheer on the Rock n Roll Nashville runners!

If you’re not racing tomorrow, of if you have friends or loved ones racing, then please join our official East Nasty Half Marathon Cheer Station! 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. 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. Check the facebook event for all the details (how to get there, where to park, what to bring, etc) and the sign-up sheet for more information about how you can help!

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/

Volunteers sign up:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1VDtPHcDjJDWuNTAF3gUeT9wyjK2FW19nZoI-SqkucLY/edit


Wednesday April 25 – Race Week! Shirts!

April 25, 2018

This is a big week for a lot of East Nasties – it’s Race Week and the culmination of a lot of hard work! Enjoy this week and everything associated with the race, because you’ve earned it. We’ve got a lot of things going on over the next few days. Read on for what you need to know…

Route #3

Tonight’s run 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 – perfect for all of you guys who are tapering this week. 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 6.3 if you do the whole thing. This route is a great way to see downtown, but there are lots of downtown intersections. Please be careful, 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.

Shirts and Tanks are in!

If you ordered one our 2018 race shirts or tanks, your order will be ready for pick up at the run TONIGHT! If you missed out on the order, we *may* have a very small number extras to sell later this week. Keep checking the blog for updates – we will announce any available extras here.

Race Week Details!

This is a lot of info, but we don’t want you to miss anything…

1) Tapering

Some classic Coach Mark Miller tapering advice: “There is nothing you can do between now and race day to run faster, but there is a lot you can do to make yourself run slower! It takes your body 7 to 10 days to gain any benefits from a hard workout. So, if you feel like you “missed” too many runs, don’t try to make them up this week. You’ll experience all the fatigue that comes with a workout but get none of the benefits by Saturday’s race. In other words, be smart this week. Allow your body to absorb all the work that you have put in over the last 16 weeks. Don’t do any hard/long running this week and don’t eat anything new or different. Just rest, relax, and pay attention to your hydration and nutrition – and hold back on the celebrating until Saturday night…”

2) Expo and Race Prep

Try to get the Expo to pick up your packet early as you can to avoid the rush. Go on Thursday if you can, because Friday evening will be crazy with all of the out-of-town racers arriving. Be drinking lots of fluids this whole week. Be sure to bank up on rest, too, Get a really good night’s sleep on Thursday night – you may find it hard to relax on Friday night. Check this blog later this week for meet-up corral information.

3) Cheer Station

If you’re not racing on Saturday, of if you have friends or loved ones racing, then please join our official East Nasty Half Marathon Cheer Station! 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. 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. Check the facebook event and  sign-up sheet for more information about how you can help!

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/

Volunteers sign up:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1VDtPHcDjJDWuNTAF3gUeT9wyjK2FW19nZoI-SqkucLY/edit

4) Annual Post Race Party

And finally – 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! You don’t have to run on Saturday to come to the party. Come celebrate those who ran and those who cheered our East Nasty Runners. We are still looking for a few more people to help us set up, clean up, and help during the party. Check out the shifts and sign up with a friend. It’s fun, we promise! We are a volunteer organization and can only continue to do what we do with YOUR help! Questions? Email Sarah Brown at skbrown@gmail.com.

What: East Nasty Post-Rock n’ Roll Race Celebration
Featuring: Yazoo beer! Light snacks from Edley’s BBQ (’til it runs out)! Discounted East Nasty gear! 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 sign up:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/13I3KC0pFdNSU1L-ypGxuIj79Dr-EQpazy5mUlOoqGVk/

It’s race week, Nasties! ENFL!!

 


Post-Race Party this Saturday! Volunteers Needed!

April 23, 2018

 

Hello Nasties! It’s Race Week! And one of our biggest events of the year, our Annual East Nasty Post-Race Party, is this Saturday night! We are looking for a few people to help us set up, clean up, and help during the party. Check out the shifts and sign up with a friend. It’s fun, we promise! We are a volunteer organization and can only continue to do what we do with YOUR help! Questions? Email Sarah Brown at skbrown@gmail.com.

We look forward to seeing you on all on Saturday and have a great race. You don’t have to run on Saturday to come to the party. Come celebrate those who ran and those who cheered our East Nasty Runners.

What: East Nasty Post-Rock n’ Roll Race Celebration
Featuring: Yazoo beer! Light snacks from Edley’s BBQ (’til it runs out)! Discounted East Nasty gear! 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 sign up:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/13I3KC0pFdNSU1L-ypGxuIj79Dr-EQpazy5mUlOoqGVk/