This Wednesday is one of our most popular runs: Route #5: Walking Bridge. It’s always fun to run across the bridge and through downtown. But running downtown comes with a little bit of extra traffic. So, we implore you – please cross the street only in crosswalks and intersections (NEVER in the middle of the road or darting out into traffic), stop at stop lights, and slow down and use caution at intersections. Please be respectful of and courteous to pedestrians on the sidewalks downtown. Remember that when you run with us you are representing our organization – and that our club’s safety, reputation, and standing in the community is a responsibility you share in. Thanks for doing your part!
We meet at the corner of 11th & Holly at 6pm. We run every Wednesday – rain or shine, hot or cold. And it’s gonna be Jon Snow levels of COLD tonight – somewhere under 20 degrees they say. Be sure to dress in layers and wear a hat! Here’s a great webtool from Runner’s World on how to figure out what to wear in what temperatures and conditions: https://www.runnersworld.com/what-to-wear
Half/Full Marathon Training
We had a great Saturday running our 5K/10K Time Trials for our Half and Full Marathon training groups. Your 5K time is a great piece of info to use when planning out your training paces and finish time goals for the half, full, or other races. The McMillan Running Calculator is a great tool – check it out at https://www.mcmillanrunning.com. There are also a few different calculators on Runner’s World at https://www.runnersworld.com/pace-calculators.
Our weekly Tuesday night speed workouts begin next Tuesday – February 5th – at 6pm at our usual 11th & Holly location.
It’s not too late to join our free training group – get info and sign up on our Half/Full Marathon Training Page. This Saturday we head to Percy Warner Park for some hill-tastic fun in one of our city’s best treasures! There’s also a potluck brunch after the run!
Free 5k and 10K Training at NRC!
If you’re looking to train for something a little shorter than the half-marathon – say a 5K or 10K – or just to re-start your running game, our friends at Nashville Running Company are offering training starting Feb 9th for the Purity Dairy Dash in April. Training is FREE and with an encouraging and respectful group of awesome people. Hope to see you there! Get more info and sign-up at http://nashvillerunning.com/c25k/
Nashville Running Company – 7th Birthday Party!
Speaking of our friends at NRC… THIS Saturday February 2nd is their 7th birthday celebration! Sandwiches, sodas, beer, giveaways, vendors including Altra Running, The North Face, Mizuno, Brooks Running, HOKA ONE ONE, Balega International, and Swiftwick Socks! Best of all, rumor has it that the one and only Black Diamond will be singing some tunes! Get more details on the Facebook event and see you there!
Tom King Half Marathon Water Stop
Were still looking for volunteers to help us man a waterstop at the Tom King Half Marathon on February 23. This will be an official water and Gatorade stop – located in Shelby Park. If you are not running the Tom King 1/2 And want to help out please email Jeremy at firstname.lastname@example.org