This week we continue our 12 week cycle with Route #2: ‘Round the Bird. 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. Should be an absolutely gorgeous evening for a run! We will have water after the run, but be sure to bring your own as well. Our group grows in the summer and sometimes we can run low. Head over to 3 Crow for some post run hydration.
This run takes us into Shelby Park and is a figure-8 route that crosses over itself. Be sure to high five each other at the intersection! Shelby Park is our local treasure and it gets pretty busy in the summer with lots of groups and events making use of it. We will be running right past the East Nashville Farmers Market – please be extra courteous and share the roads and greenway. It is important for us to be good neighbors so we can continue to use the park. Also, our own ‘Potato-to-Tomato’ couch to 5k training group with be out there. If you see any of those runners, give them a big shout out! They are training hard to run their very first 5k and we are super proud of all of them! If you are a run/walker it’s not too late to join up with our free P2T Group! You can also check out our Lasty Nasty Group on Facebook to see if anyone is run/walking tonight.
Speaking of running a 5K – be sure to sign up for our ‘homecoming’ race – the YMCA Tomato 5K. Hundreds of Nasties run this race each year and it kicks off one of the best days of the summer, the annual East Nashville Tomato Fest. You don’t wanna miss it!
Weekend Long Runs
We’ve got 2 options for you for free weekend long runs this summer and fall.
PR Bandits – Saturdays. East Nasty is partnering with the ‘PR Bandits’ again in 2017 who are hosting supported long runs on Saturday mornings. Check them out on Facebook HERE and watch for their posts here on this blog. This Saturday’s run starts at 6:30am at the McCabe Park / Richland Creek Greenway.
Fall Marathon Training – Sundays. Board member Alyce Scrivner will once again be leading long runs on Sundays (Beginning July 9th) with an eye towards fall half and full marathons. These runs are supported, but a less structured than our spring training program. Watch for details here and email Alyce to get on the list at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Nashville Running Company Trail Running
Wanna get off the road this summer and onto some shady hilly trails? Check out NRC’s 14-week Summer ‘RunWILD’ Trail Training Program. It starts up on July 8th. Use code ‘2NASTY’ for $10 off the registration price. The Bowie Park 6 Miler trail race is coming up next month on July 16th and is a great beginner trail race in one of Middle Tennessee’s most beautiful parks. There is alse a kid’s fun run too!