Wednesday Dec 5 – Holiday Party!

December 4, 2018

Tomorrow (Wednesday) night is our annual Holiday Party! We hope you will join us for the run and then the party (immediately after the run) at Smith & Lentz Brewing! Even if you can’t make the run, you are welcome to come to the party!

Route #10

First things first – this week is Route #10: Electric SlideSafety note: 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. 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!

Immediately after the run, we will have our…

2018 Holiday Party!

Our annual Holiday Party is here! After the run everyone is invited to join us at Smith & Lentz Brewing for some food, brews, and fun. We will celebrate the past year and look forward to the next! We’ll have White Bean Chicken Chili and Vegan Butternut Squash Carrot Soup (for as long as it lasts), and S&L will be offering a $1 discount on pints. If you are so inclined, feel free to bring a sweet treat for dessert to share. FYI – Smith & Lentz is kid friendly!

We do ask that you bring a suggested minimum donation of $10. East Nasty is organized under the umbrella of the Road Runners Club of America, and there are costs associated with that along with our operations. You donation allows us to maintain our 501c3 non-profit standing, our club insurance, and keep doing all the things we do – such as offer free half and full marathon training, a free couch to 5k program, our big Post-Marathon Party, etc. We’ll also have some East Nasty gear for sale if you are looking for Christmas gifts!

We wanna say a special thanks Phil and Gretchen Zimmerman who have hosted the party each year in the past. While we’ve outgrown their space, we are so thankful for their dedicated support of the club through the years!

Last but not least – please drink responsibly! and tip the S&L gang well!

2019 Half and Full Marathon Training

Mark your calendars! East Nasty Half and Full Marathon training begins January 5th at 8:00 a.m.  This is a free training series designed to prepare you to run the Rock’n’Roll Nashville half or full marathon in April. Training is free and all paces are encouraged to join. Watch for registration information coming soon…


Wednesday Nov 28 – Stadium Run

November 27, 2018

Route #9

Remember just a couple months ago when it was sunny and bright? Now it’s dark and cold out there. Just like how the Titans season seems to be going. This week is Route #9: Nissan Stadium – express your sadness, anger, or hope as we run around the home to your Tennessee Titans. Safety notes: Please be sure to cross 10th street at the stop-sign and crosswalk at 10th & Fatherland. The increase in density and parking on 10th has made visibility much more difficult – so we need you to be sure to stop at the stop sign, 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!

Holiday Party Next Week!

Our annual Holiday Party is set for NEXT Wednesday December 5th. We’ll have our normal run, then immediately afterward everyone is invited to join us at Smith & Lentz Brewing for some food, brews, and fun. We’ll have complimentary chili and vegan soup, and S&L will be offering a $1 discount on pints. Smith & Lentz is kid friendly! This is also a time where we get a list of our “members” and pay our bills. East Nasty is organized and recognized non-profit status under the umbrella of the Road Runners Club of America, and there are some dues associated with that along with our operations. So, if you consider yourself a part of East Nasty, we ask each of you to bring a suggested minimum donation of $10 to help us offset these costs. This allows us to keep doing all the things we do – such as offer free half and full marathon training, a free couch to 5k program, our big Post-Marathon Party, insurance for the club, etc. We may also have some East Nasty gear for sale if you are looking for Christmas gifts!

2019 Half and Full Marathon Training

Mark your calendars! East Nasty Half and Full Marathon training begins January 5th at 8:00 a.m.  This is a free training series designed to prepare you to run the Rock’n’Roll Nashville half or full marathon in April. Training is free and all paces are encouraged to join. Watch for registration information coming soon…

 


Wednesday Nov 21 – Three Turkey Trots

November 20, 2018

Pre-Thanksgiving Run – Route #8

Yes! We do meet for a run the day before Thanksgiving. In fact, we have not missed a Wednesday run since 2008. We usually have a smaller crowd on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, so things are a little more casual. This week is Route #8: Rick’s Market – which is not only run number 8, but also a figure 8.

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.

Thanksgiving Morning Runs

Maybe you’re running that other hardware inspired name race on the west side on Thursday morning , but if you’re like me, you would rather avoid the crowd and traffic and burn off some pre-turkey calories here on the East Side. We have a couple of FREE options for you – both in Shelby Park, one earlier than the other.

The Riverside Screw is a free group run in East Nashville on Thanksgiving morning – and i’m pretty sure it was voted Nashville’s best Thanksgiving Day run (recount results pending). The weather will be perfect for high fives, chest bumps and running a few gentle hills. All details posted on www.riversidescrew.com. Click on the link to learn more about the post-run brunch. Sign up to bring your favorite dish. Bring a friend. Win a prize. All are welcome. Parking is available in Shelby Park under the railroad bridge near the entrance of Shelby Bottoms Greenway. Meet there at 7:40 AM. The run starts at 8 AM.

Go East Go Eat is another free group run on Thanksgiving morning. Meet at 6:20am at the Shelby Bottom Nature Center for a 5 mile or 3.14 mile run followed by breakfast at Eastwood Christian Church (1601 Eastland Ave.) at 8am. All are welcome to the run and breakfast.

Sneakers4funds and Small Business Saturday Sale at NRC

Make room for all your new Black Friday stuff and give back to those in need! Our pals at Nashville Running Company have partnered with Sneakers4Funds which collects gently worn shoes to go to microenterprises in developing nations. Even better, this partnership allows NRC to provide funds from donated sneakers to a local non-profit of our choice – and they’ve selected East Nasty ! It’s a win-win-win! For more info, check out http://sneakers4funds.com/. So, gather your used shoes, drop them in a bin at NRC, and help out others!! I hear they are having a killer sale on Saturday for Small Business Saturday – which is also Lee Wilson’s birthday!

Holiday Party

Our annual Holiday Party is set for Wednesday December 5th. We’ll have our normal run, then immediately afterward everyone is invited to join us at Smith & Lentz Brewing for some food, brews, and fun. We’ll have complimentary chili/soup and S&L will be offering a discount on pints. Smith & Lentz is kid friendly. This is also a time where we get a list of our “members”. East Nasty is organized and recognized non-profit status under the umbrella of the Road Runners Club of America, and there are costs associated with that along with our operations. So, if you consider yourself a part of East Nasty, we ask each of you to bring $$ to help us offset these costs. This allows us to keep doing all the things we do – such as offer free half and full marathon training, a free couch to 5k program, our big Post-Marathon Party, insurance for the club, etc. We may also have some East Nasty gear for sale if you are looking for Christmas gifts!

2019 Half and Full Marathon Training

Mark your calendars! East Nasty Half and Full Marathon training begins January 5th at 8:00 a.m.  This is a free training series designed to prepare you to run the Rock’n’Roll Nashville half or full marathon in April. Training is free and all paces are encouraged to join. Watch for registration information coming soon…


Wednesday Nov 14 – Flying Monkey Week!

November 13, 2018

Route #7

This week we run through one of East Nashville’s most eclectic areas: Route #7: Little Hollywood. Lots of turns on this route. For everyone’s safety, PLEASE always stay on the left and cross the street ONLY AT INTERSECTIONS. Don’t run in the middle of the road or cross the road before you get to an intersection! Please obey the traffic signal and cross in the crosswalk at the traffic light at Eastland and Chapel (near Rosepepper Cantina)! After the traffic signal, stay on the far left and stay single file over the bridge in the bike lane and then back onto the sidewalk after crossing the gully. ANd, of course, don’t forget your lighted and reflective gear.

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.

Flying Monkey Marathon and NRC Aid Station

The infamous Harpeth Hills Flying Monkey Marathon is this Sunday and lots of Nasties are running it! As always, Nashville Running Company will have an aid station at the Luke Lea Scenic Overlook which will aid racers at miles 6 and 19. Come help hand out water, gels, snacks, and cheer on your fellow Nasties! If you’ve never been to an NRC aid station at Monkey, then -TRUST ME- you have been missing out! It’s really something special! Check out the Facebook event for details and directions: https://www.facebook.com/events/318272485636134/

Holiday Party

Our annual Holiday Party is set for Wednesday December 5th. We’ll have our normal run, then immediately afterward everyone is invited to join us at Smith & Lentz Brewing for some food, brews, and fun. We’ll have complimentary chili/soup and S&L will be offering a discount on pints. Smith & Lentz is kid friendly. This is also a time where we get a list of our “members”. East Nasty is organized and recognized non-profit status under the umbrella of the Road Runners Club of America, and there are costs associated with that along with our operations. So, if you consider yourself a part of East Nasty, we ask each of you to bring $$ to help us offset these costs. This allows us to keep doing all the things we do – such as offer free half and full marathon training, a free couch to 5k program, our big Post-Marathon Party, insurance for the club, etc. We may also have some East Nasty gear for sale if you are looking for Christmas gifts!

2019 Half and Full Marathon Training

Mark your calendars! East Nasty Half and Full Marathon training begins January 5th at 8:00 a.m.  This is a free training series designed to prepare you to run the Rock’n’Roll Nashville half or full marathon in April. Training is free and all paces are encouraged to join. Watch for registration information coming soon…


Wednesday Nov 7 – New Bike Lanes on Riverside

November 7, 2018

Route #6

This week is Route #6: Riverside. The way we run this route has changed due to the repaving and restriping on Riverside Drive. RUN IN THE NEW BIKE LANES on the right (inside) median – NOT ON THE LEFT shoulder where we usually have run. When running on streets with bike lanes but no sidewalks, runners may take the bike lane running into traffic when it is safer. But be prepared to yield to bikes – they have the right of way. Riverside also is one of the darker routes we run, so please remember to wear something that creates or reflects light!

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. No Pint Night at NRC this month, so bring a change of clothes (or not) – and head over to 3 Crow or one of the other local establishments for a drink and/or some dinner after the run.

Safety!

ur Wednesday night runs can be a blast! Last week was a great example with all the kids and families out for Halloween. But when runs turn into parties, we all tend to get distracted and careless, and we do what the rest of the group is doing. EVERY runner must remember to respect traffic. This means using crosswalks, and each and every runner looking both ways for himself or herself before crossing. Shouting “car right” or “car left” helps keep other runners safe, too. Last week, crossing 5th was a problem. This week, we cross 11th from Holly to end the run. We’re all so happy to be done, that many times we forget to actually look before crossing 11th to the yellow house. Remember that is still a busy intersection and we do not have the right of way. Please be safe!

2019 Half and Full Marathon Training

Mark your calendars! East Nasty Half and Full Marathon training begins January 5th at 8:00 a.m.  This is a free training series designed to prepare you to run the Rock’n’Roll Nashville half or full marathon in April. Training is free and all paces are encouraged to join. Watch for registration information coming soon.

 

 

 

 


Wednesday Oct 31 – Halloween!

October 30, 2018

Route #5

This Wednesday is Halloween! It’s an exciting night to be around East Nashville. Five Points and many of the streets and sidewalks in and around the neighborhood will be PACKED with trick-or-treaters and parents in cars. It’s fortunate Route #5: Walking Bridge is scheduled for this week – to help us avoid the busiest parts of the neighborhood during peak trick-or-treating time. That being said, we need you to be extra careful this week – watch out for little ghosts and goblins along our run. Be extra courteous to pedestrians on the sidewalks and motorists in the streets that we share the road with. Wear your lighted and reflective gear!

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.

Pace Leaders Needed! 2019 Half Marathon Training 

Yes, it’s time to think about Spring Half and Full Marathon Training! Mark January 5th on your calendar and please consider signing up to help out as a pace leader. We need three more pace leaders for 2:10 and higher half marathon finish times and one full marathon pacer of any pace. Training runs will take place on Saturday mornings, and we do ask for an attendance commitment. For volunteering your time, East Nasty will cover your race entry fee, throw a bangin’ party the night of the race, and rumor has it that there will be additional swag just for pacers this year! It’s a great way to give back and make some new friends. Please email Patrick Sullivan at: sullivanp73@yahoo.com  for more information or to sign up to pace.

If you are looking to train with us, watch this blog for details coming soon!

Save the Date

Our annual Holiday Party will be immediately after the run on Wednesday December 5th! Beer! Food! Fun! Stay tuned for more details…

 


Wednesday Oct 24 – Crisp and Cool

October 23, 2018

Route #4

The weather for running doesn’t get much better than this. Join us 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. One last time for the year we will be running near the East Nashville Farmer’s Market – 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.

Why We Start in 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. Our pace groups start at sub 8-min per mile and go in 30 second increments all the way to plus 10-min per mile.

Reflective and Lighted Gear

If you didn’t wear your lighted gear last week, you will for sure need it this week – parts of Shelby Park get pretty dark. Please wear something that creates or reflects light on Wednesday evenings. Nashville Running Company has several options you can purchase if you’re in need of some gear.

NRC Brew Swap

In lieu of a Pint Night in November, our friends at Nashville Running Company will be hosting a Beer Swap this Monday, October 29, 2018 at 6 PM. One great thing about Fall/Halloween is all of the festive beer. What better way to try them than with a Beer Swap! Bring two bottles of your favorite Fall-inspired brew(s) to share with others. Halloween treats provided.

2019 Half Marathon Training: Pace Leaders Needed

Starting each January, Spring Half Marathon Training is one of the largest undertakings for East Nasty. And this year we’re bringing back Full Marathon training, too! To pull it off, we need your help. We’re looking for pace leaders for all groups between 1:40 and 2:30 half marathon times, and an additional full marathon pacer. If you feel comfortable pacing one of those groups, please consider volunteering your time. Being a great pacer involves not only leading your group at an assigned pace, but also helping your group achieve their race goals. It’s a time commitment, but is incredibly rewarding to see the folks you’ve worked with cross the finish line, many for the first time. Training runs will take place on Saturday mornings, and we do ask for an attendance commitment. For volunteering your time, East Nasty will cover your race entry fee, throw a bangin’ party the night of the race, and rumor has it that there will be additional swag just for pacers this year! It’s a great way to give back and make some new friends. Please email Patrick Sullivan at: sullivanp73@yahoo.com  for more information or to sign up to pace.

If you are looking to train with us, watch this blog for details coming soon!