Even though it’s hard to tell, we’re 12 weeks into 2014. That means a couple of things: (1) It shouldn’t be snowing, (2) The Country Music Half is right around the corner and (3) It’s time to run The Nasty.
This is a great run that takes us through the “Rolling Acres” neighborhood of East Nashville.
6 a.m. or 6 p.m at the corner of 11th and Holly in East Nashville.
Important: Right after the 2 mile mark (this is rolling acres by the way…), we turn left onto Eastland from Skyview. Make sure that you stop at that intersection, and cross to the North side of the Eastland to run on the sidewalk.
Post Race Party
April 26th is a big day for Nashville runners: Country Music Half/Full Race Day. It is a great day of running, water stops, and celebrating. There’s going to be a waterstop/yard party somewhere around the 19 mile mark (more details later), and that night is East Nasty’s annual post race bash. We’ve rented out The Pavilion East on Fatherland and 11th for our yearly celebration. You’ll get more details later (think: 7 p.m.,Edley’s BBQ, and Yazoo…), and whether you run the race or not, put this event on your calendar.
Weekend Long Run
Speaking of the half marathon…this Saturday or Sunday our training groups are running the entire half marathon course. (The advanced group will continue on and complete 16 miles) Just like Wednesdays, our weekend long runs are free and open to anyone. So if you are looking to run the new course before race day, plan on joining us either day at 8 a.m. at the base of the pedestrian bridge. (By LP field)
6 p.m. at the corner of 11th and Holly. This is how you get faster.
If you’re going to come to East Nashville to run, we encourage you to stick around and enjoy the neighborhood. 3 Crow offers 2-4-1 beers of course, the Pizza at Five Points is great, in the summer I Dream of Weenie offers specials for East Nasties and now the new Five Points Cocina Mexicana is offering $2.99 margaritas and buy one get one free numbered meal combos for any East Nasty on Wednesday nights. Just tell them your an East Nasty, and enjoy a great deal on some great food.