PR Bandits Saturday Morning Run – 12 South

June 22, 2017

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

Come run with us and our new friend T. S. Cindy! Rain or shine, our run will go on! This Saturday, June 24th, we will start at the Sevier Park Shelter at 6:30 a.m.. Please note – this is always one of our largest turnouts and the lot we meet near is limited! There is plenty of parking throughout the park but don’t pull in at 6:30 expecting to jump out and catch us for the start!

The run brings you into both Oak Hills and Green Hills, then down Belmont Blvd and into the city for the longer route. We offer two distance options, and even though it is not an out-and-back, you can modify this run to your liking. We will have Tailwind hydration on course thanks to Nashville Running Company and provide water at the start/finish.

8mi – http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/755024315
12mi – http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/717094933

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 June 21 – The Heat Is On

June 20, 2017

Can you believe we are almost halfway through 2017? Welcome to the summer quarter of East Nasty! We start our cycle of 12 runs all over again this week with Route #1. Board members leading this quarter of Wednesday nights are Duane, your favorite ginger Meg, and the one and only Drew Jones. Look for them each week making announcements and getting the run going. Our typical Middle Tennessee summer has arrived – which means you need to be aware of the heat on your runs. Be sure you are hydrating before, during, and after the run. We provide water after the run, but on really hot evenings we often run low – so it’s always a good idea to bring your own.

Route #1

After crushing The Nasty last week, we will start back at the beginning of our 12 week cycle with Route #1: One Hilly 5(ish)K. (It’s actually not quite a 5K, but just 3 miles. Thus the “ish”) We meet at the corner of 11th & Holly at 6pm. We run every Wednesday – rain or shine. This is a great week to invite someone new! If you do, encourage them to READ HERE for info on how our Wednesday night runs work. After the run, it should be a great night to recover with a pint at 3 Crow Bar.

Lasty Nasty & Potato to Tomato

If you are a run/walker we normally encourage you to join our Lasty Nasty group that gets a bit of a head start each week. However, our free Couch-to-5K Training Program started this week and our Lasty Nasties participate in that. If you’re a run/walker, it’s not too late to join them! Get details on our Potato-to-Tomato page and meet them at the Shelby Park Nature Center at 6pm.

Cup Cleaning Raffle

We will announce our Q2 Cup Cleaning Volunteer Raffle Winner at the run this week! Sign up/entry for Q3 is open and we need volunteers!

Volunteer to help wash the cups!

Everyone that signs up for a week to clean the cups will be entered to win $100 gift card to NRC. The more you volunteer, the more chances you get to win. We will draw a winner at the end of every quarter – so you have a 1-in-12 chance to win if you volunteer, a 2-in-12 chance if you volunteer twice, etc. Big thanks to Schaffer Law Firm for sponsoring this program! Here’s how it works: 1) Sign up on the Google doc. 2) Take the cups home. 3) Wash them. 4) Post a pic on social media showing you washed them and tag our Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. 5) Bring the cups back to the run the next week.

CycleBar Gulch Free Class

CycleBar Gulch, a new indoor cycling studio, is offering East Nasties (and their friends and family) a chance to check out the studio and ride in their own, personal ride on Monday June 26th at 6:30pm before the doors officially open in July. There are 47 slots available and will fill up fast. Feel free to invite your friends and family and take advantage of this great offer. Register here: http://thegulch.cyclebar.com/private-landing/?apptid=2567907&groupname=Media%20Preview%20Ride

Trail Running with Nashville Running Company

Ever tried trail running? Check out NRC’s summer trail running training program – RunWILD: Summer Lovin’. A a 14-week training program (starting July 8th) that will get you ready for fall trail races such as: Defeated Creek Trail Half Marathon, Table Rock Ultras, and the Shelby Park 6 Miler. The program, which will be capped at 60 participants, will include a customized training plan; Saturday morning trail runs at different trails in and around Middle Tennessee; the best hill workouts you have ever had each Tuesday evening; footwear, nutrition, and apparel vendor showcases; and social events with a lot of really fun people. Register using the code ‘2NASTY’ for a $10 discount! Register HERE.

Tomato 5k

If you haven’t yet, you need to sign up for the East Nashville Tomato 5k ! Why? Because it is East Nasty’s adopted “homecoming” race, it supports our local Y, and the race is just the start of a great day in East Nashville – Tomato Fest Day! Register here. When you register put your team name as “East Nasty”! Tip: Act fast! It looks like the early registration price is still active!

 


PR Bandits Saturday Morning Run – Grassland

June 15, 2017

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

This Saturday, June 17th, we will be running one of our most scenic routes, assuming you like rolling hills across beautiful horse farms. We will be starting from the Grassland Middle School parking lot off of Hillsboro Rd at 6:30am.

This route is an out and back with the water located at 3 miles, and church with bathrooms at 5 miles! Some people may choose to go long and and do the 10 miles before turning back, but 6, 8, 10, 12 mile options are just as beautiful. Paces of all speeds are welcome, and we will have groups of varying distance so no one should have to run alone! If, you have not run this route, this is a run you should not miss!

Up to 20mi – http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/710563785

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 June 14 – The NASTY.

June 14, 2017

Route #12: The Nasty

It’s that time 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 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. Help us be good neighbors and reflect our club well to the community!

We have 12 different routes that we cycle through on Wednesdays, which means that we run each one around 4 times per year. So it works out that we get to experience each route in each season (more or less). That makes this is the ‘summer’ Nasty – which means it’s gonna be hot. So, be sure to hydrate well tomorrow before, during, and after the run.

After you finish, grab your sticker and come down to 3 Crow Bar to celebrate completing the run with all your peeps! And be sure to say thanks to East Nasty Board Members Beth, Sarah, and Alyce for hosting this quarter of Wednesday nights! We will do our Cup Cleaning raffle drawing for this quarter next week – thanks to all of you cup cleaning volunteers!

Potato to Tomato

You say potato, we say tomato! Our free summer Couch to 5k program is starts this Saturday morning – 7am at Shelby Bottom Nature Center! It’s not too late to join! Get info and register HERE. For details specifically about this Saturday read THIS. And join the P2T Facebook page HERE. Invite your friends, family, and co-workers to get moving on a new fitness journey with us!


Wednesday June 7 – Global Running Day

June 7, 2017

Route #11

June 7th is Global Running Day! Join the world as we celebrate running! Visit https://globalrunningday.org/ to log your miles and find out more. Tonight we will run Route #11 – The Church Run. It’s a great week to invite new runners and beginners – because you can easily stop after 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!

Pint Night – wear your Preds gear! Mizuno and Rock n Roll giveaways!

It’s the first Wednesday of the Month – which means it’s Pint Night at Nashville Running Company after the run! Free beer, 10% discount on everything in the store (NRC offers 10% off to East Nasties every day!), and NRC will be giving away a FREE pair of Mizuno Running shoes to one male and one female runner who show up in their best Nashville Predators outfit! So bust out your Preds gold, catfish, and fang fingers! Competitor Group will be there too with Rock n Roll raffle prizes!

Potato to Tomato

You say potato, we say tomato! Our free summer Couch to 5k program is starting in just a couple weeks! Get info and register HERE. Invite your friends, family, and co-workers to get moving on a new fitness journey with us! There is an information meeting this Thursday at 6:30pm at The Margaret Maddox Y in East Nashville. (You don’t have to be at the meeting to join the program).

 


Wednesday May 31 – Run With Us

May 31, 2017

Your Nashville Predators are in the Stanley Cup Final! Can you believe it?! Tonight, run with us then stand with them! And do it in our extremely limited edition new ‘East Smashville’ East Nasty T-shirt…

Route #10

Tonight is Route #10: Electric Slide. This route is awesome (with one of the greatest hills in East Nashville) but 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. 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!

‘East Smashville’ T-Shirt!

After the run, watch Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals in our brand new Tshirt. This is an extremely limited edition – we only made a handful of these. The only way to get one is to show up to the run tonight – first come, first served. No holds. $20 each – cash or charge. Go Preds!


Wednesday May 24 – Potatoes, Tomatoes, and Tacos

May 24, 2017

Route #9

This week is Route #9: Nissan Stadium. Please be sure to cross 10th street at the crosswalk at 10th & Fatherland. The increase in construction and parking on 10th has made visibility a little more difficult – so we need you to be sure to use the crosswalk and absolutely not cross in the middle of the road. Please? Ok? 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!

Potato to Tomato 2017 Couch-to-5k Training

East Nasty’s mission is “to make East Nashville a great place to live and run, and to make running accessible to everyone in our community.” One of the biggest ways we fulfill that is with our signature ‘Potato-to-Tomato’ couch-to-5k training program. Well over 1,000 people have completed the program over the years and so many of you found your way to this great running community through our P2T program. And now it’s back for the 8th year! This is the perfect opportunity to invite your novice runner friends, family, and co-workers to get moving and improve their fitness by training with a supportive encouraging group and our fantastic volunteer coaches. Get all of the info on our P2T page HERE.

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East Nashville Tomato 5K

The East Nashville Tomato 5K is our ‘home race’ and every year East Nasty comes out in force. It’s also the 5K that our P2Ters train to run! The race is set for August 12th, 2017 (Tomato Fest day!) and registration is open. Sign up now until June 19th for just $25! Details and registration here: http://www.ymcamidtn.org/events/tomato5k

Local Taco Discount

Local Taco in East Nashville is extending an offer of 10% off all food and non-alcoholic beverages this Wednesday night to East Nasty runners. Get you some tacos after the run this week!