Post Race Blues…


What to do now that the 1/2 marathon is over ??

While finishing a race can be a let down, it is also a chance to let off the throttle and run stress free for a period of time.  That’s the East Nasty mantra for the month of May.  Recover, refocus and renew.   Comfortable runs allow us to refocus our efforts on our friendships, our community and off of our own personal fitness.

Remember, recovery is as essential as hard training.  And a good rule of thumb is to take 1 easy day of running for every 2 kilometers of racing.  (A half-marathon is about 21k.)  So even if you are planning on training hard in May, the coach in me encourages you to take a good 10 day recovery before you get back into hard running.

Sunday Runs

Wednesday runs happen year round, rain or shine.  But East Nasty does not host long runs on Sundays during May.   If you are looking for group long runs on the weekends, I really don’t know what to tell you…Maybe try the striders (they have a great series of marathon training runs, but those don’t start for a while).  But have hope !  East Nasty is going to host Sunday morning trail runs in June, July and August! Check back soon for more info…


After piling up hundreds of miles training for the 1/2 or full marathon it may be time for new shoes.  Or maybe not…  But either way, East Nasty is proud to announce that we are now accepting old running shoes!   Bring your old shoes and throw them in the shoe box on Wednesday nights.  We’ll take them, clean them up and find them a good home.  Our vision is to have a stockpile of shoes that we can offer up to local schools to give to athletes who can’t afford athletic shoes (starting with KIPP – sorry about the bad picture).

Uniforms courtesy of East Nasty!

EastCan Dog Food Drive

East Nasty is a proud supporter of  Eastcan brings us our rescue dog of the week.  Of course, we would love for all of you guys to become dog owners, foster “parents” or weekly dog walkers.  If that is not a possibility for you, please join us for our annual dog food drive for EastCan.  Here is the deal – Everyone bring a bag of dry dog food to the run on Wednesday May 19!!

Le carrera de Cinco de Mayo esta numero seis “Riverside”.

My apologies to any Spanish speakers…


4 Responses to Post Race Blues…

  1. Chuck says:

    Dear East Nasties,

    Thanks to East Nasty runner Zach Barnett my repaired PC was returned better than ever.

    Before laptop PC crash I lost runners’ email address group. Address book was built from Blackberry address file. However I did not categorize runners’ email addresses as separate from family, clients, etc. I need your help.

    To the best of my ability I recalled many names , faces and email addresses. However with over 600 email addresses I may have forgotten some of you and to which address category you belong. If you would kindly, please confirm your wish to receive a local Nashville running email update. Please forward this note to your running friends. Email will contain groups runs and workouts for local Nashville and middle Tennessee areas.

    For those wanting this weekly update, confirm via reply to . Because of basement flooding and upcoming May vacation, running group email resumes Memorial Day weekend.

    Sporting goods stores, running shoes retailers, outdoor adventure stores, road race directors, individuals and running clubs are urged to contact me with promotions, races and group workouts. I do not charge for this service.

    I urge you to stay updated via East Nasty Running Club web site and my Facebook page!/chuck.hargrove and Nashville Striders web site. I will put weekly schedule on my Facebook page daily update and notes sections.

    All correspondence will be sent bcc:. Addresses will never be given or sold to running clubs, email marketers and the like. Also please check with your employer on email policy and SPAM folders. I don’t want to anger those who employ you.

    Information sent is assumed correct, but you should check with group workout organizer to confirm that day’s run. My liability is limited to an apology and zero reimbursement, ha ha.

    Thanks. See you on the roads soon.

    Chuck Hargrove
    615 337 3261

  2. EastNastyHunter says:

    my guess is we will have to alter the riverside route?

  3. eastnasty says:

    No doubt. Shelby Park in completely under water. I’ll have something planned by tomorrow!

  4. Will Arnold says:

    Can we re-do #5 tomorrow night to show respect to Riverfront and Frowntown Nashville?

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