PR Bandits Saturday Morning Run – Shelby Bottoms Greenway

July 27, 2017

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

Everyone loves Shelby Bottoms so much it’s easier to find a 5k here than a weekend without. Fingers crossed! With or without a race to interfere, this Saturday, July 29th, starting at the Nature Center at 6:00a, you’ll have several options with the mileage of your choosing with the greenway providing an out and back run. Hydration will be provided at the start/finish but not along the route so please come prepared.

8mi –http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/723520923
14mi – http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/604682932

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 July 26 – Hot Hot Hot

July 26, 2017

Route #6

It’s hot out. Real hot. We might see a heat index around 100° this evening. Be sure to hydrate today. We have coolers of water, but often run out during the hotter weeks. So, be sure to bring your own fluids with you to the run. Look out for each other and keep an eye open for anyone who may be struggling with the heat.

This week is Route #6: Riverside. 99% percent of the time we need you to run on the left side of the road against traffic, but on this route there is one section in Shelby Park where that changes. After passing the lake, as you are going up that hill out of Shelby Park, stay on the RIGHT side of the road. Stay alert as the hill and curve in the road make it difficult to see and be seen by cars. (This is the same hill we run DOWN after Mt Nasty on Route #12). When you reach the top, turn right and go under the train bridge, then turn left onto Riverside. Stay on the left side of Riverside in the bike lane. Remember – we share those roads with walkers, cyclists, and cars.

We meet at the corner of 11th & Holly at 6pm. We run every Wednesday – rain or shine. You can READ HERE for more details on how our Wednesday night runs work.

If you are a run/walker, check out our Lasty Nasty group on Facebook to see if anyone is meeting early to run/walk. Most of that group is participating in, or volunteer coaching, our P2T Couch-to-5K program. You may see them when we run through the park. We’re so proud of the work they have put in the past 6 weeks!

Tomato 5K

Be sure to sign up for our ‘homecoming’ race – the YMCA Tomato 5K on August 12th. Hundreds of Nasties run this race each year and it kicks off one of the best days of the summer – the annual East Nashville Tomato Fest!

Calling for Volunteers! East Nasty Tomato Fest ‘Water Tent’ Booth!

From 9:00 am to 6:00 pm on Saturday Aug 12th. East Nasty will have a booth set up right in front of 3 Crow Bar and we will be serving free water to anyone who is thirsty during the Tomato Festival. It is our way of giving back to the community as a thanks for letting us run on the neighborhood streets. We need volunteers to work in 2 hour shifts. The volunteers will be passing out water, selling shirts, refilling coolers, getting ice, and spreading the East Nasty cheer. Sign up for a shift here! Be sure to wear your East Nasty shirt. Contact Sarah Brown for more details: skbrown@gmail.com.

 


PR Bandits Saturday Morning Run – Germantown to MetroCenter

July 20, 2017

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

Starting this Saturday, July 22nd at 6am, from 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

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 July 19 – Heatin’ up downtown

July 19, 2017

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. We’re in the thick of summer – it’s hot.  We have coolers of water, but often run out during the hotter weeks. So, be sure to bring some fluids with you and hydrate before and after the run. Keep an eye on each other for anyone who may be struggling with the heat.

We meet at the corner of 11th & Holly at 6pm. We run every Wednesday – rain or shine. You can READ HERE for more details on how our Wednesday night runs work.

If you are a run/walker, check out our Lasty Nasty group on facebook to see if anyone is meeting early to run/walk. Most of that group is participating in, or volunteer coaching, our P2T Couch-to-5K program.

Tomato 5K & Fest

Be sure to sign up for our ‘homecoming’ race – the YMCA Tomato 5K on August 12th. Hundreds of Nasties run this race each year and it kicks off one of the best days of the summer – the annual East Nashville Tomato Fest! Mark it on your calendar! Once again this year we will have a booth at the fest with water and merch and we will need some volunteers. Keep an eye out for details soon.

Weekend Long Runs

We’ve got 2 options for you for free weekend long runs this summer and fall.

PR Bandits – Saturdays. East Nasty is partnering with the ‘PR Bandits’ again in 2017 who are hosting supported long runs on Saturday mornings. Check them out on Facebook HERE and watch for their posts here on this blog. This Saturday’s run starts at 6:o0am at Bicentennial Park.

Fall Marathon Training – Sundays. Board member Alyce Scrivner is leading long runs on Sundays training for fall half and full marathons. These runs are supported, but less structured than our spring training program. Weekly details for these runs will be through email so you will need to contact Alyce at: a-scrivner@comcast.net if you want to get on that list


PR Bandits Saturday Morning Run – Bongo2Bongo

July 13, 2017

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

Saturday, July 15th starting at 6am, we will be running one of the most classic routes in all of Nashville! Who doesn’t love Bongo to Bongo? We will be meeting at The Yellow House near Bongo East and running to Bongo Nashville at Belmont. Bring a change of clothes and grab an iced coffee and breakfast sandwich with your fellow runners after the run.

10mi – http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/754971765

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 July 12 – Summer Shelby Sweatin’

July 11, 2017

Route #4

This week we head back into Shelby Park for Route #4: The Big Shelby Loop. 99% percent of the time we need you to run on the left side of the road against traffic, but on this route it’s safer to run on the right side on Davidson Street once you’re in the park. When you make the right turn from Davidson to head up the Sevier/Naval hill, get back over to the left side of the road. Once again we will be running near the East Nashville Farmer’s Market – so please be courteous to the adults and kids that we share the park and greenway with. Be mindful of walkers, cyclists, and cars that we share the roads with as well.

We meet at the corner of 11th & Holly at 6pm. We run every Wednesday – rain or shine. It’s gonna be hot again this week – so be sure to bring some fluids and hydrate before and after the run. You can READ HERE for more details on how our Wednesday night runs work.

If you are a run/walker, check out our Lasty Nasty group on facebook to see if anyone is meeting early to run/walk. Most of that group is participating in, or volunteer coaching, our P2T Couch-to-5K program. You may see some of those new Nasties in the park during the run – be sure to give them a good shout out! We are so proud of all the hard work they have been doing over the past few weeks!

2018 St. Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll Nashville Kickoff Party

Registration for the 2018 St. Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll Nashville Marathon & 1/2 Marathon opens on Monday, July 17! Celebrate with St. Jude and Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon at Soulshine Pizza for free food, drinks and prizes. Details here: http://bit.ly/2tqRUql  Raffle prizes include Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon series swag and complimentary entries and VIP for the 2018 race. If you go to the event, please mention that you are with East Nasty! If 50 or more East Nasties show up, the club could win some sweet prizes including race entries and race day VIP passes! ($5 valet parking available at Soulshine)

Tomato 5K

Be sure to sign up for our ‘homecoming’ race – the YMCA Tomato 5K on August 12th. Hundreds of Nasties run this race each year and it kicks off one of the best days of the summer, the annual East Nashville Tomato Fest. You don’t wanna miss it!

Weekend Long Runs

We’ve got 2 options for you for free weekend long runs this summer and fall.

PR Bandits – Saturdays. East Nasty is partnering with the ‘PR Bandits’ again in 2017 who are hosting supported long runs on Saturday mornings. Check them out on Facebook HERE and watch for their posts here on this blog. This Saturday’s run  starts at 6:o0am at Bongo East.

Fall Marathon Training – Sundays. Board member Alyce Scrivner is leading long runs on Sundays training for fall half and full marathons. These runs are supported, but less structured than our spring training program. Weekly details for these runs will be through email so you will need to contact Alyce at: a-scrivner@comcast.net if you want to get on that list


PR Bandits Saturday Morning Run – Percy Warner to Radnor Lake O&B

July 6, 2017

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

Starting this Saturday, July 8th, we’ll meet at 6:00am (this is earlier than past weeks) at Percy Warner Golf Course Clubhouse and enjoy a fun run along Tyne Blvd and into Radnor Lake. Reminder – turn left at the Cheekwood entrance for the clubhouse. Turning at the Radnor welcome center (where they have bathrooms!) will get you about 10 miles, but you can go further and enjoying the path along the lake or turn earlier for a distance of your choosing being an out and back.

10mi – http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/1533452320

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.