Race Shirt Sale Closes Soon

March 1, 2019

Our Spring Race Shirts are on sale until this Monday – March 4th. Order from our online store: http://eastnasty.storenvy.com/

Proceeds from the shirts help East Nasty provide all of our training programs for free.


Wednesday, Feb. 26- LAST WEEK TO ORDER RACE SHIRTS

February 27, 2019

This week is Route #9: Nissan Stadium – home to your Tennessee Titans! If you get lost, no worries, just follow the trail of tears of disappointed Titans fans.

Safety notes: Please be sure to cross 10th street at the stop-sign and crosswalk at 10th & Fatherland. The increase in density and parking on 10th has made visibility much more difficult – so we need you to be sure to stop at the stop sign, use the crosswalk, and absolutely not cross in the middle of the road.

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!

LAST WEEK TO PURCHASE SHIRTS

East Nasty Spring Race Shirts are now for sale and you only have 1 WEEK left to order! Our store will be open through March 4th, so put your orders in ASAP. We will have the shirts in time for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Nashville Half & Full Marathon. You can try them on at Nashville Running Company (thanks friends!). Also, in case we forgot to mention it, you only have 1 WEEK LEFT TO ORDER!

So order yours TODAY so that you can be really, really, really ridiculously good looking while you run.

Half/Full Marathon Training

Training will be back in Shelby Park on Saturday! See you there!


Wednesday Feb 20 – Rick’s Market

February 20, 2019
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When we created this route way back in 2009 it really did run past a store called ‘Rick’s Market’ and it’s sign very proudly proclaimed “Coldest beer in town!”. But, like so many other things that have changed in our neighborhood this has too. Rick’s is actually home to Roy Meats Service now – a great neighborhood butcher shop. Pick up some steaks or chops, or put in a special order for your favorite cut.

Route safety note: please be careful right at the corner of Lillian and 14th – watch out for car traffic coming over the hill on 14th (they don’t have a stop sign) that may not see pedestrians very well. If you must run with headphones, keep one ear open. But the safest thing is to ditch the headphones and partner up with another runner or 2. Pass the miles with a conversation during your run keeping your eyes and ears open. Look out for each other, don’t leave anyone out on their own! And don’t forget your reflective gear!

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.

Race Shirts for Sale

East Nasty Spring Race Shirts are now for sale! Our store will be open through March 4th, so put your orders in ASAP. We will have the shirts in time for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Nashville Half & Full Marathon. You can try them on at Nashville Running Company (thanks friends!). Thanks for repping East Nasty!

Half/Full Marathon Training

There is NO organized run for Half/Full Marathon Training this weekend, Feb. 23rd. Find a race and RACE YOUR HEART OUT! We’ll see you the next Saturday, March 2nd, at Shelby Park.


Race Shirts for Sale

February 16, 2019

East Nasty Spring Race Shirts are now for sale! Our store will be open through March 4th, so put your orders in ASAP. We will have the shirts in time for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Nashville Half & Full Marathon. You can try them on at Nashville Running Company (thanks friends!). Thanks for repping East Nasty!


Wednesday Feb 13 – Little Hollywood

February 13, 2019

Route #7

This week we run through one of East Nashville’s most architecturally eclectic neighborhoods: Little Hollywood. There are lots of turns and street crossings on this route. For everyone’s safety, PLEASE always stay on the left (running into traffic) and cross the street ONLY AT INTERSECTIONS. Remember to wear reflective gear so drivers can see you.

Speed Training

Want to get faster? Speed workouts continue on Tuesday nights starting from our regular spot at 11th & Holly at 6pm sharp. These workouts are much more structured than our regular Wednesday night runs and are designed for all paces. It’s not too late to start, and you won’t be left behind!

Race Shirts

We have been working hard on this year’s race shirts so that you can show your East Nasty pride during Spring race season, especially the Rock ‘n’ Roll Half & Full Marathons. This year’s shirt will have multiple fit options and our updated logo. Watch our social media for a sneak peek, or try one on at NRC. More details coming soon!

When and Where

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.


Wednesday Feb 6 – Belonging Before Becoming

February 5, 2019

Hey Nasties. Duane here. One of your board members. My very first run with East Nasty was 10 years ago. We ran the Riverside route that Wednesday. I’ve been honored to run with and serve the club in a number of ways ever since then. But heath issues have curbed my running career (I’m fine, just not as sharp-visioned as i once was), and it’s time to step aside. It seems only appropriate that this weeks run, my last as a board member, is also the Riverside route.

Route #6

Route #6: Riverside. The way we run this route has changed due to the repaving and restriping on Riverside Drive. RUN IN THE NEW BIKE LANES on the right (inside) median – NOT ON THE LEFT shoulder where we usually have run. When running on streets with bike lanes but no sidewalks, runners may take the bike lane running into traffic when it is safer. But be prepared to yield to bikes – they have the right of way. Riverside also is one of the darker routes we run, so please remember to wear something that creates or reflects light!

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. No Pint Night at NRC this month (we hope you were able to enjoy NRC’s epic birthday party this past weekend), so 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 after the run.

Speed Workouts

Our Tuesday night speed workouts begin this week. Tuesday nights at our regular spot at 11th & Holly at 6pm. These workouts are much more structured than our regular Wednesday night runs. So, don’t be late and be ready to run at promptly at 6pm.

Belonging Before Becoming

That first Wednesday night run of mine was a hot humid night in July of 2009. I wore a cotton t-shirt and some old tennis shoes over some tube socks. I was miserable. I didn’t know anything about dressing appropriately for athletic activity. I’m 100% sure i was the very last one to finish. But, I did finish. And got hooked. I made good friends. I was challenged. I was encouraged. I accomplished things and ran races i had never even dreamed of. I broke 2 hours for my Half Marathon PR. East Nasty became one of the most important parts of my life – because I felt like I belonged to it. East Nasty founder Mark Miller was one of the very first people I met when I moved to Nashville in 2004. One of the things we talked about way back then that has had a continuing impact on me is the idea of ‘belonging before becoming’. I think that’s one of the very best things about East Nasty. You don’t have to have become a great runner or achieve some great running goal before you can know you belong here. You just have to show up. We all run the same routes and distances each Wednesday. Some are faster than others, some are there to work on their tempo pace, some are there just to work off some calories, and some are there mostly for the post-run beers. But, we do it together as a community. We belong. And through that belonging, we become better. I think that’s at the heart of what Mark hoped to build with East Nasty. I think we are all proof that it has succeeded.

I’ll be there Wednesday night – you may or may not see me on the run, but i’ll definitely be at 3 Crow afterwards. Come raise a glass with me to the best damn running club anywhere. ENFL!!


Wednesday Jan 30 – Winter Is Here

January 30, 2019

Route #5

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

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.

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 president@eastnastyforlife.com