This is a big week for a lot of East Nasties – it’s Race Week and the culmination of a lot of hard work! Enjoy this week and everything associated with the race, because you’ve earned it. We’ve got a lot of things going on over the next few days. Read on for what you need to know…
Tonight’s run is Route #3: Musica. ‘Musica’ is the name of the massive sculpture art piece at the center of the music row roundabout at the far end of the route. This is an out and back route, so you can choose your milage – perfect for all of you guys who are tapering this week. It’s about 4 miles if you turn around right after crossing the pedestrian bridge. It’s about 5 miles if you turn around at Cummins Station. And it’s 6.3 if you do the whole thing. This route is a great way to see downtown, but there are lots of downtown intersections. Please be careful, use crosswalks, and obey traffic signals! 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 5:30pm and join our Lasty Nasty Group.
Shirts and Tanks are in!
If you ordered one our 2018 race shirts or tanks, your order will be ready for pick up at the run TONIGHT! If you missed out on the order, we *may* have a very small number extras to sell later this week. Keep checking the blog for updates – we will announce any available extras here.
Race Week Details!
This is a lot of info, but we don’t want you to miss anything…
Some classic Coach Mark Miller tapering advice: “There is nothing you can do between now and race day to run faster, but there is a lot you can do to make yourself run slower! It takes your body 7 to 10 days to gain any benefits from a hard workout. So, if you feel like you “missed” too many runs, don’t try to make them up this week. You’ll experience all the fatigue that comes with a workout but get none of the benefits by Saturday’s race. In other words, be smart this week. Allow your body to absorb all the work that you have put in over the last 16 weeks. Don’t do any hard/long running this week and don’t eat anything new or different. Just rest, relax, and pay attention to your hydration and nutrition – and hold back on the celebrating until Saturday night…”
2) Expo and Race Prep
Try to get the Expo to pick up your packet early as you can to avoid the rush. Go on Thursday if you can, because Friday evening will be crazy with all of the out-of-town racers arriving. Be drinking lots of fluids this whole week. Be sure to bank up on rest, too, Get a really good night’s sleep on Thursday night – you may find it hard to relax on Friday night. Check this blog later this week for meet-up corral information.
3) Cheer Station
If you’re not racing on Saturday, of if you have friends or loved ones racing, then please join our official East Nasty Half Marathon Cheer Station! The most amazing thing you can experience during a difficult race is having your friends and family out there cheering for you and acknowledging your hard work. Word got out about our amazing cheer stop last year in East Nashville, so we’ve been invited to be an OFFICIAL cheer station on the half marathon route this year! Feel free to dress up or wear your EN gear. Bring a chair, food & drinks, cowbells and your SPIRIT FINGERS! We’ll have some tents set-up to provide shade. All are welcome– family, friends, kids, and pets. Check the facebook event and sign-up sheet for more information about how you can help!
Location: The Gulch- 11th Ave under the Demonbreun bridge
Time frame: 7:15am to 11:15am.
Join the Facebook Event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/158114108210788/
4) Annual Post Race Party
And finally – after running or cheering in the morning, get in a nap and then join us for one of our biggest events of the year- our annual post-race celebration! You don’t have to run on Saturday to come to the party. Come celebrate those who ran and those who cheered our East Nasty Runners. We are still looking for a few more people to help us set up, clean up, and help during the party. Check out the shifts and sign up with a friend. It’s fun, we promise! We are a volunteer organization and can only continue to do what we do with YOUR help! Questions? Email Sarah Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What: East Nasty Post-Rock n’ Roll Race Celebration
Featuring: Yazoo beer! Light snacks from Edley’s BBQ (’til it runs out)! Discounted East Nasty gear! Awards! Friends! Fun!
Who: Everyone – even if you didn’t run.
Where: The Pavilion East
When: Saturday, April 28th. 6:00 – 9:30 pm
How much: $10 suggested donation
Join the Facebook Event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/167521154073861/
It’s race week, Nasties! ENFL!!