PR Bandits Saturday Morning Run – 12 South

June 22, 2017

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

Come run with us and our new friend T. S. Cindy! Rain or shine, our run will go on! This Saturday, June 24th, we will start at the Sevier Park Shelter at 6:30 a.m.. Please note – this is always one of our largest turnouts and the lot we meet near is limited! There is plenty of parking throughout the park but don’t pull in at 6:30 expecting to jump out and catch us for the start!

The run brings you into both Oak Hills and Green Hills, then down Belmont Blvd and into the city for the longer route. We offer two distance options, and even though it is not an out-and-back, you can modify this run to your liking. We will have Tailwind hydration on course thanks to Nashville Running Company and provide water at the start/finish.

8mi – http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/755024315
12mi – http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/717094933

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 June 21 – The Heat Is On

June 20, 2017

Can you believe we are almost halfway through 2017? Welcome to the summer quarter of East Nasty! We start our cycle of 12 runs all over again this week with Route #1. Board members leading this quarter of Wednesday nights are Duane, your favorite ginger Meg, and the one and only Drew Jones. Look for them each week making announcements and getting the run going. Our typical Middle Tennessee summer has arrived – which means you need to be aware of the heat on your runs. Be sure you are hydrating before, during, and after the run. We provide water after the run, but on really hot evenings we often run low – so it’s always a good idea to bring your own.

Route #1

After crushing The Nasty last week, we will start back at 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”) We meet at the corner of 11th & Holly at 6pm. We run every Wednesday – rain or shine. This is a great week to invite someone new! If you do, encourage them to READ HERE for info on how our Wednesday night runs work. After the run, it should be a great night to recover with a pint at 3 Crow Bar.

Lasty Nasty & Potato to Tomato

If you are a run/walker we normally encourage you to join our Lasty Nasty group that gets a bit of a head start each week. However, our free Couch-to-5K Training Program started this week and our Lasty Nasties participate in that. If you’re a run/walker, it’s not too late to join them! Get details on our Potato-to-Tomato page and meet them at the Shelby Park Nature Center at 6pm.

Cup Cleaning Raffle

We will announce our Q2 Cup Cleaning Volunteer Raffle Winner at the run this week! Sign up/entry for Q3 is open and we need volunteers!

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-12 chance to win if you volunteer, a 2-in-12 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 Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. 5) Bring the cups back to the run the next week.

CycleBar Gulch Free Class

CycleBar Gulch, a new indoor cycling studio, is offering East Nasties (and their friends and family) a chance to check out the studio and ride in their own, personal ride on Monday June 26th at 6:30pm before the doors officially open in July. There are 47 slots available and will fill up fast. Feel free to invite your friends and family and take advantage of this great offer. Register here: http://thegulch.cyclebar.com/private-landing/?apptid=2567907&groupname=Media%20Preview%20Ride

Trail Running with Nashville Running Company

Ever tried trail running? Check out NRC’s summer trail running training program – RunWILD: Summer Lovin’. A a 14-week training program (starting July 8th) that will get you ready for fall trail races such as: Defeated Creek Trail Half Marathon, Table Rock Ultras, and the Shelby Park 6 Miler. The program, which will be capped at 60 participants, will include a customized training plan; Saturday morning trail runs at different trails in and around Middle Tennessee; the best hill workouts you have ever had each Tuesday evening; footwear, nutrition, and apparel vendor showcases; and social events with a lot of really fun people. Register using the code ‘2NASTY’ for a $10 discount! Register HERE.

Tomato 5k

If you haven’t yet, you need to sign up for the East Nashville Tomato 5k ! Why? Because it is East Nasty’s adopted “homecoming” race, it supports our local Y, and the race is just the start of a great day in East Nashville – Tomato Fest Day! Register here. When you register put your team name as “East Nasty”! Tip: Act fast! It looks like the early registration price is still active!

 


PR Bandits Saturday Morning Run – Grassland

June 15, 2017

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

This Saturday, June 17th, we will be running one of our most scenic routes, assuming you like rolling hills across beautiful horse farms. We will be starting from the Grassland Middle School parking lot off of Hillsboro Rd at 6:30am.

This route is an out and back with the water located at 3 miles, and church with bathrooms at 5 miles! Some people may choose to go long and and do the 10 miles before turning back, but 6, 8, 10, 12 mile options are just as beautiful. Paces of all speeds are welcome, and we will have groups of varying distance so no one should have to run alone! If, you have not run this route, this is a run you should not miss!

Up to 20mi – http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/710563785

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 June 14 – The NASTY.

June 14, 2017

Route #12: The Nasty

It’s that time once again! 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. 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 5:30pm 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!

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). That makes this is the ‘summer’ Nasty – which means it’s gonna be hot. So, be sure to hydrate well tomorrow before, during, and after the run.

After you finish, grab your sticker and come down to 3 Crow Bar to celebrate completing the run with all your peeps! And be sure to say thanks to East Nasty Board Members Beth, Sarah, and Alyce for hosting this quarter of Wednesday nights! We will do our Cup Cleaning raffle drawing for this quarter next week – thanks to all of you cup cleaning volunteers!

Potato to Tomato

You say potato, we say tomato! Our free summer Couch to 5k program is starts this Saturday morning – 7am at Shelby Bottom Nature Center! It’s not too late to join! Get info and register HERE. For details specifically about this Saturday read THIS. And join the P2T Facebook page HERE. Invite your friends, family, and co-workers to get moving on a new fitness journey with us!


PR Bandits Saturday Morning Run – Stones River Greenway

June 8, 2017

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

Every once and a while you need to head to Donelson and grab some Shipley’s Do-Nuts, just make sure you run to earn it first!

We meet at the trailhead off the Kohl’s parking lot near Lebanon Pike and Jackson Downs Blvd, an easy start point for the Stones River Greenway. This is a multi-directional out and back, so we get to see people coming and going multiple times and they’ve even added bathrooms and a dog park at the dam (mile 3). For the most part this is a flat run, so make sure to enjoy!

12mi Out & Back-Out & Back – http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/1533489457

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 June 7 – Global Running Day

June 7, 2017

Route #11

June 7th is Global Running Day! Join the world as we celebrate running! Visit https://globalrunningday.org/ to log your miles and find out more. Tonight we will run Route #11 – The Church Run. It’s 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.

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!

Pint Night – wear your Preds gear! Mizuno and Rock n Roll giveaways!

It’s the first Wednesday of the Month – which means it’s Pint Night at Nashville Running Company after the run! Free beer, 10% discount on everything in the store (NRC offers 10% off to East Nasties every day!), and NRC will be giving away a FREE pair of Mizuno Running shoes to one male and one female runner who show up in their best Nashville Predators outfit! So bust out your Preds gold, catfish, and fang fingers! Competitor Group will be there too with Rock n Roll raffle prizes!

Potato to Tomato

You say potato, we say tomato! Our free summer Couch to 5k program is starting in just a couple weeks! Get info and register HERE. Invite your friends, family, and co-workers to get moving on a new fitness journey with us! There is an information meeting this Thursday at 6:30pm at The Margaret Maddox Y in East Nashville. (You don’t have to be at the meeting to join the program).

 


PR Bandits Saturday Morning Run – McCabe Golf Course to Centennial

June 1, 2017

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

Starting at 6:30am from the McCabe Golf Course parking lot off of the Sylvan Park roundabout, we’ll head through the beautiful Richland neighborhood out to Centennial Park and back. This is an easy 6mi route, 8.5mi if you want to loop the golf course, and easy to add on even more if you so desire.

8.5mi – http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/868178189

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.