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. If you are a run/walker and/or want to get a head start, meet at 5:45pm and join our Lasty Nasty Group.
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 can get pretty busy 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 with the families and kids that will be out there. It is important for us to be good neighbors so we can continue to use the park.
Saucony Wear Test
Have you ever wanted to try a new brand of shoes on a full run but didn’t want to blindly buy a new pair? That’s why shoe companies will often come out and ofter ‘wear tests’. This Wednesday, Chad from Saucony will be set up at 11th & Holly with various models of the current Saucony footwear lineup for you to test out during the run. Chad will have the Kinvara, Hurricane, Ride, Freedom and Guide, so be sure to get there early to grab your size in the model that you want to test! Wear them for the run, and then return them after the run is over. Easy as that!
A quick note about our pace groups
The primary reason we leave in pace groups is the gaps it creates between smaller groups of runners. This helps with traffic flow at intersections and crossings allowing cars and others to get through between our pace groups. We don’t want to be a parade! So, listen up for the your pace and start with that group, or wait for the next one. Please don’t start in between groups on your own. Remember, our pace groups start at sub 8-min and go all the way to plus 10-min.