Saturday Jan 20 – NRC’s 6th Birthday Party!

January 19, 2018

Happy 6th Birthday NRC!

We’re partnering with Nashville Running Company to help them celebrate their 6th birthday on Saturday! If you’ve ever been to one of their birthday parties, you know that NRC pulls out all the stops to celebrate – and you’re the one that can come away with presents!

– It all kicks off at 9:30am with a Form Clinic with Altra Running!
– Coffee provided by Brooks Running!
– The taco truck by the gas station will be open at 10am!!
– Beer provided by Omission Beer! (that’s right, gluten-free peeps!!)

Huge deals on footwear and apparel throughout the day. Including:
– $50 sale shoe purchase – receive gift with purchase
– Select shoes discounted
– Apparel at 50%, 35%, and 20% OFF
– Hydration Packs – 35% OFF
– Native Sunglasses – 50% OFF
– Spend $160 – get free NRC Hat!
– Spend $100 – get free Wearsafe Safety Device!
– Discount Code for NRC Trail Races!

Giveaways throughout the day from The North FaceBrooksSalomonNashville Chiropractic, AltraOnMy Spring Energy, and Swiftwick Socks!

In the morning Results Physiotherapy will be doing a free injury screening and a Rock ‘N’ Roll race rep will be there to answer questions about the race. For those who haven’t registered yet, use discount code EASTNASTY18 for $10 off either half or full registration!

And if you ordered one of our Winter 2018 Hoodies you can pick it up starting at 3pm! 

See you there! ENFL!


Wednesday Jan 17 – Baby, it’s cold outside

January 16, 2018

Route #3

This week is Route #3: Musica. This is an out and back route, so you can choose your mileage. 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 intersections and traffic on this route. Please be especially courteous, use crosswalks, and obey traffic signals – don’t dart out into traffic!

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 cold this week – somewhere around 20 degrees they say. Brrrrr! 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 5:30pm and join our Lasty Nasty Group.

Nashville Rock ‘n’ Roll Races – Discount Codes!

The Rock n Roll Nashville team has set up a couple discount codes for us. Get registered to race and join our Half Marathon Training group!

http://www.runrocknroll.com/nashville/register/

Distance: Marathon, Half Marathon
Code: EASTNASTY18
Discount: $10.00
End: 4/20/18

Distance: 5K & 1 Mile
Code: EASTNASTYRUNS
Discount: $5.00
End: 4/20/18


Wednesday Jan 10 – How It Works

January 9, 2018

We had so much info to share last week that we forgot to officially welcome everyone to the winter quarter of East Nasty! We started our cycle of 12 runs last week and we continue this week with Route #2: ‘Round the Bird. This run takes into Shelby Park and is a figure-8 route that crosses over itself. Be sure to high five each other at the intersection! We should have some nice temps for a Wednesday in January, but it gets pretty dark in parts of the park so remember to wear something that creates and/or reflects light. Board members leading this quarter of Wednesday nights are Heidi Huerta and Alyce Scrivner. Look for them making announcements and getting the run going.

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 the blog 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!

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 YCAP gym, or in the construction zone in the alleys. Both buildings host groups that meet on Wednesday evenings and we need to be respectful of their property and access to their vehicles. Always lock your vehicle and hide your valuables – don’t be an easy ticket or target.

2018 Half Marathon Training has begun!

It’s not too late to join our Half Marathon Training! Get all the details and sign up on our Half Marathon Training page HERE then join us this Saturday at 8am at Nissan Stadium. The 16-week Training Program is FREE! Patrick Sullivan and Kevin Howard are our training coordinators. Email them at training@eastnastyforlife.com with any questions or for additional information.

 


Winter Hoodies – Last Chance to Order!

January 5, 2018

This weekend is your last chance to try on and order our new 2018 Winter Hoodie!

This is a high quality, heavy weight, 90/10 cotton hoodie from Champion that will keep you warm after winter training runs. Classic heathered gray with our throwback artwork. You can try on samples to find your size at Nashville Running Company at 1105 Woodland Street in East Nashville. They are open 10-7 M-F, 9-6 Sat, and 12-4 Sun. Note this is a custom order so we cannot accept returns – make sure you order your correct size.

Order online at: eastnasty.storenvy.com
Last day to order is Sunday January 7th!

NOTE: Select the PICKUP – NO SHIPPING option during checkout and then plan to pick up your order at one of our organized runs or at Nashville Running Company in East Nashville. (The system will still ask you for your shipping address – this is normal). You will be notified (via the email address you enter during ordering) when your order is ready to be picked up – sometime in late January 2018.
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From Champion:
PRODUCT SPECS
– 9.7 oz., 90% cotton /10% polyester
– Cover-stitching throughout
– Contrast self-fabric two-ply hood with matching drawstring
– V-notch detail at neck
– Contrast half-moon facing and woven tape at back of neck
– Front pouch pocket
– 2×1 ribbed spandex enhanced trim


Wednesday Jan 3 – Hello 2018! Lots of info this week!

January 3, 2018

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Route #1 and Pint Night!

It’s the first Wednesday night of 2018! We will start at the beginning of our 12 week cycle with Route #1: One Hilly 5(ish)K. This week is a great week to join us for the first time, to re-join us, and/or to invite someone new! The run is ‘only’ 3 miles – and immediately after the run Nashville Running Company is hosting their monthly pint night! Try on our new hoodie while you’re there and then order yours online before the deadline this weekend (see more details below).

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 to wear something that creates and/or reflects light.

2018 Half Marathon Training Starts this Saturday!

Our 2018 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 January 6th 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.

Patrick Sullivan and Kevin Howard will be coordinating the training program and are available to answer questions. Email them at training@eastnastyforlife.com with questions and for additional information.

We will have brunches following some of the runs, please contact Patrick Sullivan at sullivanp73@yahoo.com if you’d be able to help or host.

Cup Cleaning Raffle

Our Winter Quarter Volunteer Raffle sign up 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 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 FacebookInstagram, or Twitter. 5) Bring the cups back to the run the next week.

Winter Hoodies – Last chance to order!

Time is running out to order your winter 2018 hoodie! This is a high quality, heavy weight, 90/10 cotton hoodie from Champion that will keep you warm after winter training runs. Classic heathered gray with our throwback artwork. You can try on samples to find your size at Nashville Running Company. Order online by the end of THIS WEEKEND January 7th, 2018. $44 each. Pick up will be sometime in mid-late January. Order online at: http://eastnasty.storenvy.com/ 

 


PR Bandits Saturday Morning Run – Percy to Radnor

December 28, 2017

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

This is our final run before we combine with East Nasty for their Rock n Roll training. The spring Half Marathon Training program starts on January 6th! Check out all the details and sign up on our Half Marathon Training page HERE.

This Saturday morning, December 30th, dress warm, as we do a PR Bandits’ favorite out and back. We will start from the Percy Warner Golf Course Clubhouse at 7am and if we are lucky, there will be a fire to keep us warm on the clubhouse deck. We head down Belle Meade Blvd, followed by a right on Tyne Blvd, and another right on Robert E Lee Dr. as we weave our way to Radnor Lake. Turn back at the Radnor Welcome Center for an easy 10mi or go all the way to the other side of the lake for 12mi.

Look forward to seeing everyone out there, there will be water at about 4 miles.

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.


Wednesday Dec 27 – Farewell, 2017

December 27, 2017

Route #5

One last Wednesday night left in 2017. Tonight we will do one of our most popular runs: Route #5: Walking Bridge. It’s always fun to run across the bridge and through downtown. It’s amazing to think about how much downtown has changed this year and even moreso since we started running this route almost 10 years ago.

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.

2018 Half Marathon Training & Information Meeting

Registration is ongoing for our spring Half Marathon Training program that starts on January 6th!. Check out all the details and sign up on our Half Marathon Training page HERE.  We’re still looking for folks to open their homes to host brunches following some of the runs, so please contact Patrick Sullivan at sullivanp73@yahoo.com if you’d be able to help.

Whether you’ve signed up already or are on the fence, please plan to join us for a brief informational meeting on Tuesday, January 2nd, at 6:00 p.m. at Nashville Running Company. It’s a great time to get your questions answered about the training, meet some of the pacers and other participants, and pick up any winter running gear you need.  See you there!

Winter Hoodies – Order soon!

Time is running out to order your winter 2018 hoodie! This is a high quality, heavy weight, 90/10 cotton hoodie from Champion that will keep you warm after winter training runs. Classic heathered gray with our throwback artwork. You can try on samples to find your size at Nashville Running Company. Order online by January 7th, 2018. $44 each. Pick up will be sometime in mid-late January. Order online at: http://eastnasty.storenvy.com/