Wednesday March 28 – In honor of Peter Pressman

March 28, 2018

We’ve made some changes to how we organize our calendar. We have 12 routes that we cycle through 4 times a year which has always left us with a month of random runs at the end of the year. Instead, we’re going to tack on a bonus run during each now 13-week quarter. Sometimes it will be at the end, or beginning, of a quarter, sometimes in the middle of it for a holiday or special date. It will usually be one of our regular routes, or it may be something new. So, this is Wednesday is our bonus ‘week 13’ of our first quarter of 2018. And were going to run…

Route #5

One of our most popular runs: Route #5: Walking Bridge. It’s always fun to run across the bridge and through downtown. As we run through downtown, remember that you are representing our organization and that our club’s safety, reputation, and standing in the community is a responsibility you share in. That means crossing the street only in crosswalks and intersections – never in the middle of the road. That means stopping at stoplights and to slow down and use caution at intersections. We need you to be respectful and courteous to pedestrians on the sidewalks downtown, along with other runners, cyclists, and motorists that we share the road with. 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. 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.

Cup Cleaning Volunteer and Raffle

Our cup cleaning schedule and raffle will also adjust to the new 13-week schedule. We will do this quarter’s raffle drawing tonight or next week. And next quarter’s volunteer sign up will be online in just a couple days.

Peter Pressman

The Nashville running community lost a great champion on Sunday with the passing of Peter Pressman. As President of the Nashville Striders, Peter inspired many others to join him in using running to make a positive impact on themselves and their communities. Peter’s smile and zest for life were infectious. He will be missed by all who knew him and loved him. Our condolences go out to Ruth, the Pressman family, and all of the lives he touched personally and through the Nashville Striders. Our East Nasty run tonight will be dedicated in honor of Peter.

Read more about Peter and his legacy here.

PeterPressman

Race Shirts and Tanks

Look for details tomorrow on ordering our spring race shirts. You can try on samples and find your size this week at Nashville Running Company.

Rock and Roll Race Weekend

The St Jude Rock n Roll Half and Full is coming up in just a few weeks on April 28th. If you’re not running the race, we will have a cheer station you can join. And don’t forgot about our annual post race party that night. More details to come!

 


TONIGHT: Speed Session Location Change!

March 27, 2018

Just a quick alert about speed training TONIGHT Tuesday March 27th.  East High School isn’t available, so we’re moving to Cornelia Fort Airpark. The address is 1062 Shadow Lane. It is on the north side of Shelby Park in South Inglewood, so give yourself a few more minutes to get there. This week’s track workout is 5 x 1000s. With warmup and cooldown, that will be about 4.25 miles. The 1000s will be run at your own 5k pace or faster.


NRC Trail Series Discount! Act today!

March 26, 2018

Our good friends at Nashville Running Company host a great 6-Miler Trail Race Series each year – and now there’s a discount code just for us East Nasties. Use code ‘NRCEastNasty‘ for 10% off the Bells Bend race on April 15th, or 10% off the whole 4 race series! Register TODAY Monday March 26th to get in before the price increase and to be guaranteed a t-shirt for the Bells Bend race! Do it!

Get info and register for either the Bells Bend race or the whole 4 race series here: https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=52587

Contact races@nashvillerunning.com with any questions.

PS – Have kids? They have a great kids fun run too!

 

 

 


Wednesday March 21 – Chilly and Nasty

March 21, 2018

Route #12: The Nasty

Despite what the temperature in Nashville is, yesterday was the first day of spring! 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. 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.

Hammer Down Race

The Hammer Down races (1K/5K,10K) will be at the run tonight with water for you at the top of Mount Nasty! They will be on hand with info and race registration for the April 7th race which is sponsored by JE Dunn Construction and benefits ‘Our Kid’s’. Last year they raised and donated a $100K and have raised and plan to donate even more this year! The overall first place race awards are pretty awesome! And here’s another great incentive – each registrant will be entered into a raffle for a Suite at Bridgestone Arena for the Predators game the night of the race! This suite will be stocked with drinks (beer and wine included) and food.  There will be (3) names drawn and each winner will received (4) tickets! Get more info here: https://hammerdown.racesonline.com/ and on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/hammerdownracenashville/

Spring Race Shirts, Singlets, and Tanks

Our Spring 2018 race shirts, singlets, and tanks from Nike are in the works. We will have a size run for you to try on by this weekend (if not sooner) at Nashville Running Company. We will only have a very small ordering window (only about 10 days or so) so keep an eye on your email, this blog, and our Facebook page for more details very soon!


Wednesday March 14 – Church Run

March 14, 2018

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!

Half Marathon Training  – Saturday Run Location Change!

This Saturday March 17th our Half Marathon Training Run will start from Kohls in Donelson (instead of the scheduled Stones River location). Usual 8am start time. Be sure to check your email later this week for more details if you’re a part of that group.

Rock n Roll Half Marathon

A rep from the Nashville Rock n Roll Half/Full Marathon will be at the run tonight – so there might be some swag or registration discounts. You never know.

 

 


Wednesday March 7 – “Some say it’s mystic…”

March 6, 2018

Route #10

This week 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!

Brooks Wear Test – Shoes and Sports Bras

Have you ever wanted to try a new brand of shoes on a full run but didn’t want to blindly buy a new pair? That’s why shoe companies will often come out and offer ‘wear tests’. This Wednesday, Brooks will be at Nashville Running Company with the Levitate and Glycerin for you to test out the during the run. They will have sports bras to wear test, too! Be sure to get there early at 5:15pm to get your size in the model that you want to try out! Wear them for the run, and then return them after the run is over while sticking around for….

Pint Night

…after the run at NRC! Along with beer, Orange Theory Fitness will be there, too, As well as Eat Well Nashville who will have protein pucks and other goodies!

Half Marathon Training

Congrats to everyone who raced Tom King or another race this weekend! This Saturday morning our Half Marathon Training runs continue. We will meet is at 8am at Nissan Stadium as we begin running on the Rock n’ Roll race course!

Tuesday Night Workouts

Wednesday nights are a great mid-week social run, but if you want to get faster then join us on TUESDAYS at 6pm at of 11th and Holly for our speed and hill workouts.


Wednesday Feb 28 – End of the Shortest Month

February 27, 2018

Route #9

This week is Route #9: Nissan Stadium – home to your 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!

No long run this weekend!

Our Half Marathon training group will not be meeting this Saturday. But this is not just a week off – we are encouraging everyone to race! Many of you guys may be running the Tom King Half or 5K, but whatever the distance, it doesn’t matter, just get out there and test your fitness. Our next organized long run will be March 10th.

Call for New Board Member Candidates

East Nasty Running Club is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization and is governed by a Board of Directors. We are a ‘working board’ – meaning we are the hands and feet that make everything happen. Wednesday night runs, finances, party/event planning, fundraising, social media, merch and gear, etc are all decided upon, managed, operated, and executed by members of the Board. We are issuing a call for new Board Members and opening a candidate application process. 

Interested? Read the detailed post here, and if you feel that serving East Nasty as a Board Member is something that may eb a good fit for you, then fill out the online form.

If you’re looking for a lower commitment way to get involved with East Nasty, we always have plenty of areas where we need volunteers. Check out Volunteer Page for more info!