Wednesday Feb 8 – Hills, speed, a road trip, and more…

New Route #6

Route #6

This week is Route #6 – Riverside. We meet at the corner of 11th & Holly at 6pm. We run every Wednesday – rain or shine, sweltering heat or bitter cold. If you are a run/walker and want to get a head start, meet at 5:45pm and join the Lasty Nasties. You can READ HERE for more info on how our Wednesday night runs work. Looks like things might be wet over the next few days and maybe bit warm for February – so, dress appropriately and be sure to wear your reflective and/or lighted gear.

A couple of important safety notes for this route. After passing the lake, as you are going up that 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.

Tuesday Night Workouts

Our  Tuesday night speed workouts begin TONIGHT! We will meet every Tuesday at 6pm from now through April at the same location as our Wednesday night runs (11th and Holly). Please arrive a little early and be ready to run promptly at 6pm. NOTE: there will not be an announcements time like Wednesdays – so don’t be late and miss the group! We will warm up together (by jogging to either Nissan stadium, a local track, or hill), perform our workout, then jog back together as a group. There is no better way to improve your running fitness than by doing workouts and these runs will focus on education with an aim to improve your running IQ.  You’ll learn about tempo runs, hills repeats and track work. We’ll do some workouts by distance, some by time and some by “feel”.  This is also a great way to get to know some new folks in a smaller setting. Bree Roy will be heading these up! See you there!

Chattanooga Destination Race

Running is not just a great way to get in shape and challenge yourself, it’s also a great excuse to visit new places.  Consider joining us again this year in Chattanooga Destination Race Weekend this March 3-5, 2017. You can race the Half Marathon, full Marathon, a 5K, or put together a 2 or 4 member marathon relay team! Register with our discount code (EASTNASTY) to get 20% off!  Register now to take advantage of the price break. Remember, this race fits in perfectly with our spring training program if you’re planning to run the Nashville Rock n Roll Half or Full with us on April 29. Get all the info HERE.

Headlamps for Headlights Run

A fun run/walk “Headlamps for Headlights” has been organized on Saturday, February 18th at 6pm to support fellow East Nasty veteran P2T Coach Diane Zandstra as she conquers breast cancer. Donations can be made for Diane’s medical expenses through a GoFundME page in her name here: https://www.gofundme.com/headlamps-for-headlights. Anyone who donates a minimum of $30 will also recieve a commemorative “race” tech shirt (details at the link). For questions, contact Sarah Blizzard at: tyskincry@hotmail.com

NRC Tom King Water Stop

If you’re not joining us in Chattanooga for our destination race weekend, consider volunteering at Nashville Running Company’s water stop at the Tom King Half Marathon on March 4th. Details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/281965432222425/

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