Wednesday Dec 6 – Hello, December

December 5, 2017

Route #3

After running The Nasty last week, we have completed our cycle of 12 routes. But we still have a few weeks left in the year. So, for the month of December we will run some favorites before starting our sequence over on Jan 3rd, 2018.

This week is Route #3: Musica. There will be some great views from the bridge and through downtown of the city all lit up for the holidays. This is an out and back route, so you can choose your milage. 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 about 6.3 if you do the whole thing. This route is a great way to see downtown, but there are lots of intersections and traffic on this route. Please please obey traffic signals, use crosswalks, don’t dart out into traffic, and be especially courteous to pedestrians!

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.

Pint Night at NRC: Timex Wear Test & Hot Chocolate 15K & 5K

Tomorrow is an extra special PINT NIGHT! Timex Sports will be in store at 5:15pm for a wear test before the run! After the run, grab a brew, and join the Hot Chocolate 15K & 5K rep as she provides giveaways and info about the race!

(Note from Lee: “Even though we don’t carry Timex, we like bringing in certain products so our customers can enjoy a variety of gear and would love any feedback from you!”)

2018 Half Marathon Training: Pace Leaders Needed

The Half Marathon Training program is coming together, but we are still in need of some more pacers. If you feel comfortable pacing for our 1:50 & 2:00 pace groups, please consider volunteering your time. The long training runs will take place on Saturday mornings, starting at 8am and range from 5 miles at the start of training, and culminate to a 14 mile run a few weeks prior to race day. For volunteering your time, East Nasty will cover your race entry fee & throw a bangin’ party for you and everyone you’ve helped cross the finish line, the night of the race. It’s a great way to give back & make some new friends. Please email Patrick Sullivan at  sullivanp73@yahoo.com  with your desired pace or if you’re willing to take either pace.

If you are looking to train with us, watch this blog for details coming later this week!

Holiday Party Next Week!

Our annual holiday party is set for next Wednesday – December 13th. We’ll have our normal run, then immediately afterward everyone is invited to join us at Phil & Gretchen Zimmerman’s house just down the street from our meeting spot for some food and drinks. (Note: We ask that you don’t go over to the Zimmerman’s early. Please wait until after the run, so we can get everything set up properly. Thanks!) This is also a time where we get a list of our “members”. East Nasty is under the umbrella of the Road Runners Club of America, and there are costs associated with that along with our operations. So, if you consider yourself a part of East Nasty, we ask each of you to bring $$ to help us offset these costs. This allows us to keep doing all the things we do – such as offer free half and full marathon training, a free couch to 5k program, our big Post-Marathon Party, insurance for the club, etc. We’ll also have some East Nasty gear for sale if you are looking for Christmas gifts!

 


Wednesday Nov 29 – It’s not cold, it’s Nasty

November 29, 2017

Route #12: The Nasty

Here we are once again. This week we culminate our 12 run series with our signature run: Route #12: The Nasty! 6 miles of the worst best hills in East Nashville. You get our famous bumper sticker when you complete the run! If you need a little shorter run, you can run ‘Nasty Lite’ – a 3.7 mile run – but, there’s no sticker reward.

We meet at the corner of 11th & Holly at 6pm. We run every Wednesday – rain or shine, hot or cold. If you are a run/walker and/or want to get a head start, meet at 5:30pm and join our Lasty Nasty Group. You can READ HERE for more details on how our Wednesday night runs work. Remember we share the roads with walkers, cyclists, and cars – please, stay on the sidewalks or to the far left on the road, obey traffic signals and stop signs, and cross only in marked crosswalks.

2018 Half Marathon Training: Pace Leaders Needed

Starting in January, the 2018 edition of our Half Marathon Training will begin. Right now we are looking for some volunteer pace leaders. Pace leaders train a group to run a specific goal pace for the half marathon, and will finish the training by leading them through the race. Leading a training group is a great way to give back, not to mention a lot of fun. And as a thank you, we will reimburse you for your entry fee (at a maximum of the registration price as of Dec 31st). We have a few leaders already, but we still need several more volunteers. We need leaders for half marathon goal times of 1:30, 1:45, 2:00, 2:15 and 2:30. Interested? Email Patrick Sullivan at Sullivanp73@yahoo.com

If you are looking to train with us we’ll have a detailed outline plus a place to sign up soon, but here are some specifics if you want to plan ahead. 1) We meet on Saturday mornings at 8:00 starting the first Saturday in January through race day. 2) We ask that you are able to run 5 miles without stopping by week 1 of the training. 3) ) It’s free! Look for more details next week.

12 South Winter Warmup

The Winter Warm Up is THIS Saturday Dec 2nd! Both the 6K and 12K courses are new and improved for this year! Use discount code EASTNASTY for $5 off registration (up to 25 registrants). Register online at https://12southwinterwarmup.racesonline.com/ NOTE: Online registration closes at the end of TOMORROW Nov 30th.

Holiday Party December 13th

Our annual holiday party is set for Wednesday December 13th. We’ll have our normal run, then immediately afterward everyone is invited to join us at Phil & Gretchen Zimmerman’s house just down the street from our meeting spot for some food and drinks. (Note: We ask that you don’t go over to the Zimmerman’s early. Please wait until after the run, so we can get everything set up properly. Thanks!) This is also a time where we get a list of our “members”. East Nasty is under the umbrella of the Road Runners Club of America, and there are costs associated with that along with our operations. So, if you consider yourself a part of East Nasty, we ask each of you to bring $$ to help us offset these costs. This allows us to keep doing all the things we do – such as offer free half and full marathon training, a free couch to 5k program, our big Post-Marathon Party, insurance for the club, etc. We’ll also have some East Nasty gear for sale if you are looking for Christmas gifts!


Wednesday Nov 22 – Turkey Time

November 22, 2017

Pre-Thanksgiving Run – Route #11

Yes! We do meet for a run the day before Thanksgiving. In fact, we have not missed a Wednesday run since June 2008. We usually have a smaller crowd on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, so things are a little more casual. We will run Route #11 – The Church Run. The full route is 4.4 miles or you can cut it short for just 2 miles of the first loop of the figure 8.

We meet at the corner of 11th & Holly at 6pm. We run every Wednesday – rain or shine, hot or cold. If you are a run/walker and want to get a head start, meet at 5:45pm and join our Lasty Nasty Group. You can READ HERE for more details on how our Wednesday night runs work. Remember we share the roads with walkers, cyclists, and cars – please, stay on the sidewalks or to the far left on the road, obey traffic signals and stop signs, and cross only in marked crosswalks. Help us be good neighbors and reflect our club well to the community!

Thanksgiving Morning Runs

Maybe you’re running The Boulevard Bolt on Thursday morning, but if you’re like me, you would rather avoid the traffic and burn off some pre-turkey calories here on the East Side. We have a couple of FREE options for you – both in Shelby Park, one earlier than the other.

The Riverside Screw is a free group run in East Nashville on Thanksgiving morning. Parking is available in Shelby Park under the railroad bridge near the entrance of Shelby Bottoms Greenway. Meet at 7:45 AM. We will walk to Riverside using the Shelby Bottoms trailhead. The run starts at 8 AM. We will run along Riverside to McGavock Pike and back. This is an out-and-back fun run, so feel free to turn around whenever you want. This will be hilly. If you don’t like hills, this is not the run for you. This is NOT a closed course. Obey all traffic signs. Runner assumes all liability. There may be fabulous prizes…

Go East Go Eat is a 5 mile run (or the ever popular shorter Pumpkin Pie 3.14 option – get it?) at 6:20am at the Shelby Bottom Nature Center followed by breakfast at Eastwood Christian Church at 8am. All are welcome to the run and breakfast. Please let them know if you are coming so they can be sure to have enough food.

Holiday Party

Our annual holiday party is set for Wednesday December 13th. We’ll have our normal run, then immediately afterward everyone is invited to join us at Phil & Gretchen Zimmerman’s house just down the street from our meeting spot for some food and drinks. (Note: We ask that you don’t go over to the Zimmerman’s early. Please wait until after the run, so we can get everything set up properly. Thanks!) This is also a time where we get a list of our “members”. East Nasty is under the umbrella of the Road Runners Club of America, and there are costs associated with that along with our operations. So, if you consider yourself a part of East Nasty, we ask each of you to bring $$ to help us offset these costs. This allows us to keep doing all the things we do – such as offer free half and full marathon training, a free couch to 5k program, our big Post-Marathon Party, insurance for the club, etc. We’ll also have some East Nasty gear for sale if you are looking for Christmas gifts!

2018 Half and Full Marathon Training

More details coming soon, but mark your calendars: training starts Saturday morning January 6th 2018 in Shelby Park…


PR Bandits Saturday Morning Run (and Breakfast!) – Germantown to Metro Center

November 16, 2017

East Nasty is partnering with the ‘PR Bandits’ again in 2017 who are hosting supported long runs on Saturday mornings.

This Saturday, November 18 at 7am, we will be starting at Bicentennial Mall on 7th Ave North (about a block down from Jefferson St. – use 701 Jefferson St for GPS). This run makes its way around Sounds ball park, up through Germantown, across MetroCenter, and then on the greenway directly into downtown. We finish the run with a few well deserved hills for an 8 mile route but there are a few shortcut/longer options if your heart so desires.

8mi – http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/720247999

After the run, Chris Ashton is hosting breakfast at his home nearby! Check here for additional details and to sign up to bring some food to share. Breakfast is always a favorite and a great way to spend some time hanging out and better getting to know everyone. Hopefully everyone will stick around and join us afterwards!

RSVP here and join the PR Bandits Facebook Group for more info, get run invites, and to link up with other runners. Saturday supported runs will be held at various favorite running routes across Nashville.


Wednesday Nov 15 – Faster than a speeding banana

November 15, 2017

Route #10

Tonight is Route #10: Electric Slide. ,East Nasty founder Mark Miller says: “This route is awesome. With one of the greatest hills in East Nashville!” So, you can blame him when you’re running up Lenore. You need to be extra cautious at one particular intersection. Right before the three mile mark, you turn left onto 14th from Sevier. Before you turn left onto 14th from Sevier, you need to STOP, look for traffic, then cross the street and RUN ON THE SIDEWALK on the RIGHT SIDE of 14th. BE VERY CAREFUL CROSSING 14th! For those of you who know the area, make sure you alert those around you.

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. For safety, we ask you to wear something that creates or reflects light. If you are a run/walker and/or want to get a head start, meet at 5:45pm and join our Lasty Nasty Group. Remember we share the roads with walkers, cyclists, and cars – please help us be good neighbors!

Special Google Fiber Pint Night at NRC

After the run tonight head over to NRC for a special mid-month Pint Night courtesy of Google Fiber. They will be there with shirt giveaways, beer, and info.

Google Fiber is fast, but perhaps not as fast as our favorite costume wearing, Balega & Triggerpoint repping, Frito pie loving, master of fun and games, and all around great Nasty: Ari Perez! Tonight is sadly one of his last Wednesdays. Be sure to wish him well when you see him tonight!

 

 


Wednesday Nov 8 – Stadium Run + Quantify Fitness Offer

November 8, 2017

Route #9

This week is Route #9: Nissan Stadium – home to your first place Tennessee Titans! Please be sure to cross 10th street at the crosswalk at 10th & Fatherland. The increase in construction and parking on 10th has made visibility much more difficult – so we need you to be sure to use the crosswalk and absolutely not cross in the middle of the road. Check out the route map on Strava: https://www.strava.com/routes/8843009

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. Remember we share the roads with walkers, cyclists, and cars – please help us be good neighbors!

Daylight Savings Time has left us once again. Winter is coming. The night is dark and full of terrors – such as cars, cyclists, other pedestrians. Jon Snow may know nothing, but you know that you need to wear something that creates or reflects light on Wednesday evenings. Nashville Running Company is right around the corner from our meeting spot and has several options you can purchase if you’re in need of some gear.

Quantify Fitness – FREE 2-Week Pass ($120 value) for East Nasty Runners!

Check out this great deal! Worried about getting sidelined by a running injury?  What if you could strengthen your muscles and joints, decrease injury risk AND improve your run times—in less than 10 minutes a week?

Quantify Fitness, East Nashville’s first Smart Gym, (and just a block down from our meeting spot!) delivers safe and effective full-body strength training in minutes per week. Experience the latest exercise science and equipment and get quantifiable strength gains, fewer injuries and improved running times. Spend your time on the road, not in the gym!

Claim your FREE 2-Week Pass ($120 value) here: http://bit.ly/eastnasty

Questions? Contact Chris Boehner at chris@quantifyfitness.com

Looking Ahead…

Our annual holiday party will be on Wednesday December 13th immediately following the run. Details to come!

Our annual Half Marathon Training Program will start back up the first week of 2018. More info to come!


Wednesday Nov 1 – Running Scared

November 1, 2017

Route #8

Hope everyone had a happy Halloween! Come run off some of those candy calories with us tonight! Our route tonight is Route #8: Rick’s Market. Check out the route map on Strava: https://www.strava.com/routes/8742466

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. Remember we share the roads with walkers, cyclists, and cars – please help us be good neighbors!

Daylight Savings Time ends this Sunday, but it’s already dark for our runs. You need to wear something that creates or reflects light on Wednesday evenings. Its pretty dark in parts of Shelby Park. Nashville Running Company is right around the corner from our meeting spot and has several options you can purchase if you’re in need of some gear.

No Pint Night

No Pint Night at NRC this week, but be sure to wish Lee and his crew good luck racing the Pinhoti 100 trail race this weekend. Our own board member Beth Meadows is racing it, too. Crush it, guys!

Instead of Pint Night at NRC, head over to 3 Crow Bar to get some post run rehydration. 3 Crow is a huge capital sponsor and friend of our organization. Be sure to treat (and tip!) the staff there very well – and thank them for hosting us every week for almost 10 years!

Get your beer fix at NRC on Nov 11th with a special event they are hosting to unveil all new gear from Patagonia!

Looking Ahead…

Our annual holiday party will be on Wednesday December 13th immediately following the run. Details to come!

Our annual Half Marathon Training Program will start back up the first week of 2018. More info to come!