Wednesday Jan 9 – How It Works

January 9, 2019

 

Route #2

This week we continue our 12 week cycle with Route #2: ‘Round the Bird. Also known as ‘The Awkward Moment’ because this is a figure-8 route that crosses over itself. Be sure to high five each other as you cross!

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.

It gets pretty dark in parts of the park so remember to wear something that creates and reflects light. Safety is always our most important message. We share the roads and the park with walkers, cyclists, and cars – so, 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.

And since we are back at the beginning of our cycle, this is a great opportunity for a refresher on how our runs work…

How It Works

We meet every Wednesday, year round, for a run at 6pm. This is our ‘main event’ and the best way to get plugged into the group. Rain or shine, hot or cold – we run. There is nothing to sign up to participate, no email list to join – just show up. We meet at the corner of 11th and Holly in East Nashville. We have 12 different runs (each one 3-6 miles) that we follow sequentially each week. There are usually around 100+ runners on any given Wednesday evening.

  1. Wednesday morning – Check this page for any updates and changes, and reacquaint yourself with that week’s route. Print out the route if you think you might get lost.
  2. As you are arriving, the map of the route for that night should be hanging on the porch of the yellow house.
  3. 5:45pm (5:30pm for routes #3 and #12) – The Lasty Nasties start their run.  Lasty Nasty is our walk/run group that starts before the main group. If you typically run slower than 12 minutes per mile you should consider joining this group. Here is their Facebook page – it’s a great way to get connected to other run/walkers.
  4. 6:07pm – We begin announcements which should take about a minute or two.
  5. 6:10pm – Greet someone new, and prepare for your run.
  6. 6:11pm (ish) We don’t just start running en masse. We leave in pace groups, and someone will be starting those groups from fastest to slowest – starting usually with 7:30 and faster pace, and going in 30 second increments (7:30 – 8:00, 8:00 – 8:30, etc…), with a short gap between groups. The last group is 10 minutes per mile and over.
  7. During the run safety is priority number one! We encourage you to run as hard as you want, but this is not a race. So, (1) run on the sidewalk as much as possible, (2) wear something that creates or reflects light, (3) be careful at intersections, don’t assume cars are going to stop, and (4) stop if one of your fellow runners needs help.
  8. Post-run – There is nothing permanent scheduled for after the run, but there are often post run pint nights or other happenings. Bring a change of clothes (or not) and head over to 3 Crow or one of the other local establishments for a drink and/or some dinner. Of course, please be exceptionally nice to your servers and help our rep!

Parking: It’s getting more and more difficult to navigate traffic and parking in the 5 Points area with all the growth. You can find street parking in and around 5 Points, but be mindful of fire hydrants and street corners (30 feet minimum distance per the city), No Parking signs, construction areas, and blocking in other cars. Do not park behind the YCAP building (‘the yellow house’) or the YCAP gym – you will be towed! Always lock your vehicle and hide your valuables – don’t be an easy ticket or target.

Volunteer to clean the cups, get a chance to win 100 bucks!

Our 1st Quarter of 2019 Cup Cleaning Volunteer Sign Up and Raffle 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 Nashville Running Company. 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-13 chance to win if you volunteer, a 2-in-13 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 FacebookInstagram, or Twitter. 5) Bring the cups back to the run the next week.

2019 Half and Full Marathon Training has begun!

It’s not too late to join our Half or Full Marathon Training! Get all the details and sign up on our Training page HERE then join us this Saturday morning at Nissan Stadium.


Wednesday Jan 2 – It is the year 2019.

January 2, 2019

It is the year 2019 – welcome to the future! 2019 is the setting for a couple of the greatest movies ever, including THE RUNNING MAN! And on this first Wednesday of the new year, just like Richard Dawson says to Schwarzenegger, it’s time to start… RUNNING!!  Board members leading this first quarter of 2019 Wednesday nights are Meg Willoughby, Amy Smith, and Sarah Brown! Look for them making announcements and getting the run going!

Route #1

Being the first Wednesday night of 2019, we will start at the beginning of our 12 week cycle with Route #1: One Hilly 5(ish)K. This is a great week to join us for the first time, to re-join us, and/or to invite someone new! The run is easy 3 miles out to Shelby Park and back.

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.

We should have some classic Middle Tennessee January weather – a little chilly and drizzly, so dress accordingly. It gets pretty dark in parts of the park so remember to wear something that creates and reflects light. Safety is always our most important message. We share the roads with walkers, cyclists, and cars – so, 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.

Cup Cleaning Sign Up and Raffle

Our 1st Quarter of 2019 Cup Cleaning Volunteer Sign Up and Raffle is open and we need volunteers! (We’ll do the 2018 Q4 raffle at the run tonight!)

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-13 chance to win if you volunteer, a 2-in-13 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 FacebookInstagram, or Twitter. 5) Bring the cups back to the run the next week.

2019 Half & Full Marathon Training Starts THIS Saturday!
Info Meeting TOMORROW Night!

Our 2019 Half Marathon Training begins THIS weekend! Get all the details and sign up on our Half Marathon Training page HERE then join us for the first long run this Saturday morning January 5th. The Program is FREE and open to anyone. You just need to be able to comfortably run for 45 minutes without stopping (that’s the first workout for the Half Marathon program).

Whether you have signed up for training or are still on the fence, you’re invited to a brief informational meeting TOMORROW NIGHT Thursday, January 3rd at 6:30 pm at Nashville Running Company820 Woodland Street in East Nashville. The meeting is optional, but it’s a great time to get your questions answered about training, meet some of the other participants, and pick up any winter running gear you need.

Don’t park behind the Yellow House!

The small parking lot behind the YCAP (the ‘Yellow House’) is now gated and reserved for YCAP staff only. We have always discouraged you guys from parking there, but now if you do, your car will be locked up and towed. Don’t park back there!


Wednesday Dec 26 – Last run of 2018!

December 26, 2018

Route #7

One last Wednesday night left in 2018. Tonight we will do an easy run through one of East Nashville’s most eclectic areas: Route #7: Little Hollywood.

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. Be sure to wear your lighted and reflective gear.

2019 Half & Full Marathon Training Info Meeting

Registration is still open for our FREE spring Half (and Full) Marathon Training program!  Check out all the details and sign up on our Training page HERE. Training starts on Saturday, January 5th! 8am for the Half Marathoners, 7:30am for the Full Marathoners!

Whether you have signed up for training or are still on the fence, you’re invited to a brief informational meeting on Thursday, January 3rd at 6:30 pm at Nashville Running Company, 820 Woodland Street in East Nashville. The meeting is optional, but it’s a great time to get your questions answered about training, meet some of the other participants, and pick up any winter running gear you need.

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Wednesday Dec 19 – O Nasty Night!

December 19, 2018

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 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.

We have 12 different routes that we cycle through on Wednesdays, which means that we run each one 4 times per year. (We fill in the gaps with some random runs.) So it works out that we get to experience each route in each season (more or less). So this is the ‘winter’ Nasty – it will be chilly and dark – so be sure to wear something that creates or reflects light! Then throw on a hoodie and come down to 3 Crow Bar to celebrate completing the run with all your peeps!

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.

2019 Half & Full Marathon Training

It’s time to sign up for our FREE spring Half Marathon Training program! Also, the Full Marathon training program is back this year! Check out all the details and sign up on our Training page HERE. Training starts on Saturday, January 5th! 8am for the Half Marathoners, 7:30am for the Full Marathoners!

NRC Holiday Lights Running Tour

East Nashville has some of the best decorated homes for the holidays! Join our friends at Nashville Running Company Thursday evening for a running tour of them! Meet at 6pm at NRC for a short run to some of the best ones around. Goodies/drinks after! Details on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/events/358450484711654/

Next Week

Yes! We will run next Wednesday to close out 2018! Check this blog next week for details…


Thurday Dec 13 – Rock’n’Roll and lululemon SALES!

December 12, 2018

In the excitement to get our Half/Full Training Info out to you, I forgot a couple of important notes about SALES on Thursday!

Rock’n’Roll Race Sale on THURSDAY

After you have registered for our free East Nasty Half or Full Marathon Training (Registration is up HERE), then register for the race tomorrow (Thursday)!

Only on Thursday, December 13th,  Rock’n’Roll will be discounting registrations on many of their races. Nashville in particular will be discounted more than the East Nasty rate for that one day. For example, the full marathon will be $42 off. Here’s the link for the discounted registrations. https://www.runrocknroll.com/winter-sale. The East Nasty discount code won’t work with these rates, but if you miss the sale, use our discount code “enasty19” on any other day.

lululemon Nashville Local Shop Night on THURSDAY

Find the gifts you’re looking for without the crowds. Sounds pretty good, right? You’re invited to celebrate the holiday season with a private shop night at lululemon Nashville Thursday night Dec 13th 8-0pm. Light appetizers and drinks will be provided. Now the really exciting part…everyone who joins in that night from 8-9pm will have the opportunity to shop with a 25% discount! Please make sure to RSVP by December 12th – that is TODAY.

RSVP HERE: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/lululemon-nashville-local-shop-night-tickets-53100719682

 

 


Wednesday Dec 12 – Churches and Half/Full Marathon Training!

December 12, 2018

Thanks to everyone who came out to our holiday party at Smith and Lentz last week! It was a blast!

Route #11

This week is Route #11 – The Church Run. East Nashville is one of the oldest communities in Nashville with many historic buildings dating back to the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. Some of the most beautiful architecture is highlighted in the churches – and we pass around 15 of them on this route.  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 to the community!

2019 Half & Full Marathon Training

It’s time to sign up for our FREE spring Half Marathon Training program! Also, the Full Marathon training program is back this year! Check out all the details and sign up on our Training page HERE. Training starts on Saturday, January 5th! 8am for the Half Marathoners, 7:30am for the Full Marathoners!


Wednesday Dec 5 – Holiday Party!

December 4, 2018

Tomorrow (Wednesday) night is our annual Holiday Party! We hope you will join us for the run and then the party (immediately after the run) at Smith & Lentz Brewing! Even if you can’t make the run, you are welcome to come to the party!

Route #10

First things first – this week is Route #10: Electric SlideSafety note: 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. 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!

Immediately after the run, we will have our…

2018 Holiday Party!

Our annual Holiday Party is here! After the run everyone is invited to join us at Smith & Lentz Brewing for some food, brews, and fun. We will celebrate the past year and look forward to the next! We’ll have White Bean Chicken Chili and Vegan Butternut Squash Carrot Soup (for as long as it lasts), and S&L will be offering a $1 discount on pints. If you are so inclined, feel free to bring a sweet treat for dessert to share. FYI – Smith & Lentz is kid friendly!

We do ask that you bring a suggested minimum donation of $10. East Nasty is organized under the umbrella of the Road Runners Club of America, and there are costs associated with that along with our operations. You donation allows us to maintain our 501c3 non-profit standing, our club insurance, and 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, etc. We’ll also have some East Nasty gear for sale if you are looking for Christmas gifts!

We wanna say a special thanks Phil and Gretchen Zimmerman who have hosted the party each year in the past. While we’ve outgrown their space, we are so thankful for their dedicated support of the club through the years!

Last but not least – please drink responsibly! and tip the S&L gang well!

2019 Half and Full Marathon Training

Mark your calendars! East Nasty Half and Full Marathon training begins January 5th at 8:00 a.m.  This is a free training series designed to prepare you to run the Rock’n’Roll Nashville half or full marathon in April. Training is free and all paces are encouraged to join. Watch for registration information coming soon…