It’s hot out. Real hot. We might see a heat index around 100° this evening. Be sure to hydrate today. We have coolers of water, but often run out during the hotter weeks. So, be sure to bring your own fluids with you to the run. Look out for each other and keep an eye open for anyone who may be struggling with the heat.
This week is Route #6: Riverside. 99% percent of the time we need you to run on the left side of the road against traffic, but on this route there is one section in Shelby Park where that changes. 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. Remember – we share those roads with walkers, cyclists, and cars.
We meet at the corner of 11th & Holly at 6pm. We run every Wednesday – rain or shine. You can READ HERE for more details on how our Wednesday night runs work.
If you are a run/walker, check out our Lasty Nasty group on Facebook to see if anyone is meeting early to run/walk. Most of that group is participating in, or volunteer coaching, our P2T Couch-to-5K program. You may see them when we run through the park. We’re so proud of the work they have put in the past 6 weeks!
Be sure to sign up for our ‘homecoming’ race – the YMCA Tomato 5K on August 12th. 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!
Calling for Volunteers! East Nasty Tomato Fest ‘Water Tent’ Booth!
From 9:00 am to 6:00 pm on Saturday Aug 12th. East Nasty will have a booth set up right in front of 3 Crow Bar and we will be serving free water to anyone who is thirsty during the Tomato Festival. It is our way of giving back to the community as a thanks for letting us run on the neighborhood streets. We need volunteers to work in 2 hour shifts. The volunteers will be passing out water, selling shirts, refilling coolers, getting ice, and spreading the East Nasty cheer. Sign up for a shift here! Be sure to wear your East Nasty shirt. Contact Sarah Brown for more details: firstname.lastname@example.org.