February 1 – Downtown, Pint Night, and a bargain 5K!

January 31, 2017

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Route #5

This week is one of our most popular runs – Route #5: Walking Bridge.  It’s always fun to run across the bridge and through downtown to see the sights. We meet at the corner of 11th & Holly at 6pm. We run every Wednesday – rain or shine, sweltering heat or bitter cold. If you are a run/walker and want to get a head start, meet at 5:45pm and join the Lasty Nasties. You can READ HERE for more info on how our Wednesday night runs work.

Pint Night

Immediately following the run, head over the Nashville Running Company for their monthly pint night! NRC always offers a 10% discount to East Nasty runners. Have a pint of some Yazoo and pick up some new gear while you’re there!

Shade Tree Trot 5k – $10 Registration exclusively for East Nasty!

The Shade Tree Trot 5k is a charity race on April 22nd, 2017. It supports the Shade Tree Clinic, Vanderbilt’s student run free clinic for the under-insured of Tennessee. This year, they are hoping to provide $10 registration to members of East Nasty IF 100 or more people commit to running the race! If you are interested, please provide your name and email address here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MJHLJ6Y. Alternatively, you can sign up in person at a Wednesday run. A representative will be at the run Wednesday Night! You can contact Joey Elsakr with questions at jelsakr@gmail.com

Half/Full Marathon Training – Speed Workouts Start Next Tuesday!

Starting Feb 7th, we will meet Tuesday evenings for our speed and hill workouts! Meet at our regular spot at 11th and Holly and we will begin promptly at 6pm! We will warm up together (by jogging to either Nissan stadium, a local track, or hill), perform our workout, then jog back together as a group.This is a great way to improve your fitness and running IQ through structured workouts. Bree Roy will be heading these up! See you there!

 


Wednesday Jan 25 – Ch-ch-changes

January 25, 2017

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Route #4

This week we head back into Shelby Park for Route #4: The Big Shelby Loop.  There are a few really dark spots on this run, so please be sure to bring your reflective gear and even a headlamp. We meet at the corner of 11th & Holly at 6pm. We run every Wednesday – rain or shine, sweltering heat or bitter cold. If you are a run/walker and want to get a head start, meet at 5:45pm and join the Lasty Nasties. You can READ HERE for more info on how our Wednesday night runs work.

Leadership Changes

The East Nasty Board met this past weekend and elected new officers. First, we want to tell you that our Founder, Mark Miller, has decided to step down from his role as President. Keeping our club and non-profit running is a lot of work and Mark has given some 12 years of his time, energy, and heart to us and all of you to build this great organization. With a third child on the way and other life responsibilities mounting, Mark says that the time is right for him to take a step back. While we will miss his day to day leadership, our organization is set up pretty strong and we will keep doing what we do: making East Nashville a great place to live and run, and making running accessible to everyone in our community. We are incredibly grateful to Mark and are working on plans to honor him in the near future. Stay tuned.

So, for 2017, your new President is Jeremy Taylor! Many of you know Jeremy from his leadership of our Couch-to-5K program. The rest of the Board remains in place with a few new officer roles. See our About page for details. But, no matter who is ‘in charge’, East Nasty has always been a volunteer run organization – we need you! Save the date Wednesday February 22nd – we’re planning a special event that night immediately following the run that we would like everyone to attend. We will have more details soon.

We hope to see you at the run tonight. Just about everyone on the Board will be there. Come say hello!


Wednesday Jan 18 – Musica Out and Back

January 18, 2017

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Route #3

This week is Route #3: Musica. ‘Musica’ is the name of the massive sculpture art piece at the center of the music row roundabout at the far end of the route. This is an out and back route, so you can choose your milage. It’s about 4 miles if you turn around right after crossing the pedestrian bridge. It’s about 5 miles if you turn around at Cummins Station. And it’s about 6.3 if you do the whole thing. This route is a great way to see downtown, but there are lots of downtown intersections. Please be careful, use crosswalks, and obey traffic signals! We meet at the corner of 11th & Holly at 6pm. If you are a run/walker and want to get a head start, meet at 5:30pm and join the Lasty Nasties. It’s still dark out for the run so please be sure to wear something that creates or reflects light! READ HERE for more info on how our Wednesday night runs work.


Wednesday Jan 11 – That Awkward Moment…

January 10, 2017

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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, sweltering heat or bitter cold. If you are a run/walker and want to get a head start, meet at 5:45pm and join the Lasty Nasties. It’s still dark out for the run so please be sure to wear something that creates or reflects light! READ HERE for more info on how our Wednesday night runs work.

2017 Half and Full Marathon Training

It’s not too late to join our 2017 Half and Full Marathon Training. Get all the details on our website and sign up! Then join us this Saturday morning for week 2 of training. The Training Program is FREE and open to anyone – the only requirement is that you are already able to run 5 miles without stopping (8 miles for the full marathon training).

 

Volunteer to Clean the Cups and you can win $100!

Don’t forget about our new cup cleaning volunteer and raffle prize set up! We have had good response so far but still have a handful of spots this quarter to fill. Volunteer and qualify for the $100 gift card prize while you can!

Everyone that signs up for a week to clean the cups (and posts a photo proving they washed them) will be entered to win a $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-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.

 

Volunteer to help wash the cups!


Wednesday Jan 4th – Welcome to 2017! Lots of news this week!

January 3, 2017

Welcome to 2017! Lots of info this week!

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Back to the Beginning – Route #1

It’s the first Wednesday night of 2017! We will start 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. Meet at 5:45pm and join the Lasty Nasties if you are a run/walker and want to get a head start. This is a great week to invite someone new! If you do, remind them to please be sure to wear something that creates or reflects light! This is also a great week to READ HERE for info on how our Wednesday night runs work.

2017 Half and Full Marathon Training

Our 2017 Half and Full Marathon Training begins THIS weekend! Get all the details on our website and sign up! Then join us for the first long run on Saturday at 8am. The 16-week Training Program is FREE and open to anyone – the only requirement is that you are able to run 5 miles without stopping on the first day of training (8 miles for the full marathon training).

 

Running Stores

Need to gear up before training starts? Nashville is home to some great specialty running stores!

Nashville Running Company is right around the corner from our meeting spot. Each first Wednesday of the month they host a Pint Night just for East Nasty immediately after the run – that’s THIS Wednesday! NRC always offers an everyday 10% discount for East Nasty runners.

Fleet Feet Sports has been a staple in the Nashville running community for years. THIS Thursday, January 5th, come by Fleet Feet Sports Green Hills between 6pm and 8pm to gear up for marathon and half marathon training this spring  – and 20% of all sales during that time period will be donated back to East Nasty!

All New Cup Cleaning – with PRIZES!

We’ve got a few new things coming your way in 2017. The first is changing up the cup cleaning volunteering. In short, we’re adding an incentive. A big one. The first year that East Nasty existed we probably went through 150+ paper cups every week. So, we decided that we would purchase plastic cups to reduce the amount of trash that we were producing. The only challenge is that we have to wash them every week. So we need volunteers to wash the cups. We’ve been doing it this way for years.

Here’s the new twist for 2017: Everyone that signs up for a week to clean the cups (and posts a photo proving they washed them) 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.

 

Volunteer to help wash the cups!


Half/Full Marathon Training Starts Next Week! Pace Leader needed! Race price Increase!

December 31, 2016

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2017 Half/Full Marathon Training

Our 2017 Half and Full Marathon Training begins NEXT weekend! Be sure to register and then join us for the first long run on January 7th at 8am. The training is FREE and open to anyone – the only requirement is that you are able to run 5 miles without stopping on the first day of training (8 miles for the full marathon training). Our 16 week training program consists of: long runs on Saturday mornings led by volunteer pace group leaders, East Nasty Wednesday night runs, and Tuesday evening speed/hill workouts. Check out our website for lots more details. And click here to find the 2017 Training Plan.

Pace Leader Needed

We’re still looking one more volunteer pace leader for our 2017 Half Marathon Training. Specifically, we need one more pace leader for a finish time of 2:30. Pace leaders train a group to run a specific goal pace for the half marathon, and will finish the training by leading them through the race. Leading a training group is a great way to give back, a lot of fun – and a commitment. As a thank you, we will reimburse you for your race entry fee. Interested? Email our Half Marathon Training Coordinator David Harris at David@eastnastyforlife.com for more specifics.

Rock n Roll Races Registration Price Increase Tomorrow!

Our target race for training is the St. Jude Rock ‘N’ Roll Nashville race on April 29, 2017. If you haven’t registered for the race yet, do it today (December 31st) and avoid the January 1st price increase. Click here to sign up today!


PR Bandits Saturday Morning Run – NYE Bongo to Bongo

December 29, 2016

Eight months ago we started the 2016 PR Bandit runs with Bongo to Bongo and so we shall finish it the same way! Don’t wait until the 1st to start your 2017 training goals, join the us for the last run of 2016, and make your New Years Eve morning a memorable one. Of course, this is not only the last PR Bandits run of the year, but the last until May 2017, as the ‘FREE’ East Nasty 1/2 and Full Marathon training starts January 7th (make sure to sign-up).

We will leave Bongo East at 7:30am and starting off on this 10 mile out and back to Bongo Belmont. Dial in your distance and just have some fun with friends. As there is water at both Bongo’s, this will be unsupported, so please bring appropriate hydration.

The link is the 12 mile route, but turn around at Bongo for 10, Musica for 6: 12mi – http://www.mapmyrun.com/us/nashville-tn/bongo-east-to-bongo-nashville-12mi-o-b-route-329432545

For those that are out of town, or just can’t make it, thanks for a great 2016 PR Bandits season and look forward to some long Saturday runs in 2017! Happy New Year!!!

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.