Wednesday, March 6th – NRC Pint Night Baby!

March 6, 2019

Route #5

We’re going rouge tonight! (We’ll be back to our regularly scheduled program and route #10 next week) 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. 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.

Pint Night

It’s Pint Night at Nashville Running Company after the run! If you don’t know where they are at, tonight’s route conveniently runs right past NRC – or maybe just to it. No judgement 🙂. 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! Also, Google Fiber, Top Golf, and Results Physiotherapy will be there! You don’t want to miss it!

East Nasty Rock ‘n Roll Cheer Station

If you’re not planning on running the Rock n’Roll Nashville race this year, or have family & friends looking for a place to support on the course, join the official East Nasty cheer station! Best station wins $$ for the club, and is a great time too! The cheer station will be located on 11th Ave, under Demonbreun bridge, just out of the Gulch. More details to come.


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.


Wednesday January 25, 2012

January 24, 2012

This Wednesday’s Run

This week is Route #4: Big Shelby Loop – 4.3 miles. As always, we meet at 11th and Holly at 6 p.m. Be courteous with parking, wear reflective gear, and please volunteer to be a pace group leader!

iPod Nano

Lots of runners use an iPod Nano, and apparently some the 1st generation Nanos had something wrong with the batteries. So I’m not sure if it is still going on, but Apple has an iPod Nano replacement program – where they would replace your 1st generation with a brand new one. (for free)  Here is the link to check and see if your iPod qualifies.

Cups

We’ve got the cups covered for the next two weeks. But, I would love to have the month of February and March filled. Washing the cups just involves taking them home, washing them and bringing them back the next week.  Sign up here.

Thursday Workout

Thursday we are heading back to the pedestrian bridge for more 6 or 8 hill repeats. Remember, these are not maximal efforts, but should be your mile race effort (really hard).  Like all your runs, hill workouts should go from slow(er) to fast(er). So, the first two repeats should be under control, and the last two should be really fast. We meet at the same location and time on Thursdays: 6 p.m. at the corner of 11th and Holly.

Hanson’s Marathon Training Program

There is an elite training group in Michigan called Hanson’s. At the Olympic marathon trials they had women finish 2nd, 9th and 13th, and four men run faster than 2:19.   Well they also have a marathon training program for mortals (those of us who don’t have time/energy/desire to run 130 miles a week). Their elite athletes are producing top times, but so are their amateurs.  So what is their secret?  They do not focus on the long run!  WHAT?  That’s right. In fact, amateur marathoners run one 15 mile run, three 16 mile runs and nothing longer!  (Elites are a little different…)

Their theory is that no one workout is more important than the next. So they have all their runners run 6 days a week (peaking around 54 miles a week). Each week has one speed workout, one steady state run at marathon goal-pace, and one “long-ish” run.  But here is what makes it unique:  they do their long runs on tired legs.  They will have an 8 miler the day before their 16 mile long run. On their “off” weekends, they will run two 10-milers in a row. It is the accumulation of hard work, day in day out, that makes you a good runner…not going out and crushing yourself twice a week.

This is how I want you to apply this idea: run more often. Add mileage by adding an additional day of running rather than slogging through three extra miles on your weekend run.  Don’t feel like to be a better runner your Sunday and Wednesday night runs need to be harder. Don’t change those runs, just add two more easy runs during the week. Even if you can only get out the door for 20-30 minutes. It will do more for your fitness than you can imagine.

Anyway… something to chew on. Here is the article from Running Times if you want a little more detailed information.

See you Wednesday!
-Mark


Wednesday – July 6th – 2011

July 5, 2011

Hello East Nasty – Am I the only one who thought today was Monday all day long ? Tomorrow we are running route #6 which is called “riverside” as we run up the big hill to the left and out of shelby park all the way up to Riverside. Please review the route as we will need some NEW pacers out there tomorrow.

Trail runs on Sunday are still going strong – we will be meeting at the stone gates in front of percy warner park at 7:00 am again this Sunday. Please see Hunter Lane with any questions you may have about the trails.

Thought of the week  – STAY OUT OFF THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD. Last Wednesday night there were tons of people running 3 or 4 people across the road. There were also runners running out into the middle of the road in front of oncoming traffic. QUIT DISREGARDING THE RULES OF THE ROAD. We are in a situation where if people keep doing these things then East Nasty may be no more. Run on the sidewalk or pick a side of the road and stay there. Thanks so much


Wednesday – June 22nd, 2011

June 21, 2011

What’s up East Nasty ?

We had a great turnout for the potato to tomato 5k training on Monday night. It is not too late to recommend a friend to join the group. There was a good amount of east nasties out there helping out with the group but they could always use more so come out and join the group and help encourage some beginners to keep moving. Now onto this week’s run – we will be running run #4 and this run has a few tricky intersections so as always try to remember to run on the sidewalk or side of the road and always stop to let cars go first.  Please take a look at the route and try to remember it …….. YOU may be asked to be a pace leader.

Upcoming events 

This Saturday June 25th our friends down the hill at the Green Wagon general store are hosting a summer block party from noon – 10:00. There will be local music, local food, local beer and local vendors. If you are looking for a social event this weekend then you are now in the know about what is going on in East Nashville. Check out the link here.

East Tomato 5k race

This year the race will be on Saturday, August 13th @ 7:30 am. This is the homecoming race for East Nasty and chances are over 1000 will be running in the race this year. It is still 2 months away but we want to help make this race a big event as it takes place on our turf. Look here for more information on this race as it gets closer.

Sunday Trail Runs

Our summer trail runs are in full swing – they will meet at 7am, under the stone gates at Percy Warner Park this Sunday.

Thought of the week

Are you a fair weather runner ? I would say that we pretty much get to experience it all here in middle Tennessee. It gets cold here, it storms here on a regular basis, and it definitely gets hot.  Well just in case you did not already know this – God seems to smile on East Nasty. In over 3 years of our existence we have never had to cancel a run due to weather. Now there have been a few times when we had to delay the start a little and there are also some runs that taken place in the rain – but they are rare. Take last week for example – it stormed off and on all day long but right around 5:45 the clouds cleared and it was dry for the next 2 hours. Why do I mention this ?  Well for no reason except letting you know that rain or shine, hot or cold, light or dark — we will be out there at 6:00 pm getting our run on and you should be there too!!!!

That is all —- see you tomorrow then ……. East Nasty For Life !!!!!

DREW


Wednesday, February 9th 2011

February 8, 2011

Hello East Nasty — This will probably shock everyone out there but guess what ? The weather is scheduled to be total crap tomorrow. Well go figure. Two Sundays in a row now we have had the sun shining and the temperature around 50. Then in the blink of an eye, Wednesday is here and its down to the low 20’s with snow expected. Make up your mind already mother nature. Well like I said last week – even though the weather is rough outside we will press on. We will be there tomorrow night ready to tackle route #6 at 6:00 PM so come join us if you can.

 

The Green Wagon


One thing that I love about East Nashville is the community feel, even within the business community.   Well, the Green Wagon is a local store that once a week, has chosen to give 5% of their proceeds to a local non-profit.  And East Nasty is one of their chosen non-profits!  Read below:

The Green Wagon is a general store which features all natural and sustainable products, 70% of which are made in Tennessee and all are made in the United States. Our vision for the East Nashville Sustainable Community Days is to draw attention and support for non-profits which are helping bring East Nashville toward a sustainable future. East Nasty represents personal/physical sustainability, helping people live healthier, more active lives. East Nashville Cooperative Ministries represents food security in the community, ensuring that everyone has access to quality, healthy food. The Martha O’Bryan Center represents community support and strengthening, providing education and opportunity people living in Cayce Homes, which holds the most extreme poverty and highest crime rate in our community. And finally, Friends of Shelby Park and Bottoms represents a healthy outdoor environment in which to spend quality time and learn about the natural world. We want to show that sustainability is about more than just tree-hugging (not that there’s anything wrong with that!), it’s about improving the quality of life for EVERYONE. Community Days will be held every Wednesday. We’ll be rotating through our core four non-profits every month. At the end of the day 5% of total sales will be given to the designated non-profit for that day.

So, the 2nd Wednesday of the month, East Nasty will receive 5% of the total sales for that day!  Johnny and Tara Shields (the owners) want to have all of the nasties over after a run once the weather turns…  But if you have a chance, check out their store.  They are located across the street from Red Door East in an old residential house.
Thought of the Week:

Seeing as how I work in the running shoe industry I get a lot of the same questions asked on a daily basis. The one I get the most when I am out in the running community is ” Hey, look at my shoes, do you think it’s time for me to get some new ones?  Well the answer is pretty much always yes. People normally hold off a little too long to get new running shoes. That and the fact that running shoe companies on purpose make shoes with materials that don’t last long means that if you are asking .. then yes – you need new shoes.  Speaking of shoes, if over your years of running you have  been able to find a particular name brand and model that works for you then here is some advice: stick with that shoe.  You have solved a big piece of the puzzle when you find a good shoe for your foot.  Now of course shoe companies are going to continue to update those models and change them a little each year but the function and fit of the shoe will always remain the same. Why do shoe companies update shoes every year? .. that’s right – to make more money. It’s the same reason they make shoes that only last about 6 months or about 400 miles .. to make more money.  Here is another pretty easy thing to remember about running shoes, if the shoes you are running in ever celebrate their 1 year birthday .. its time for them to be replaced.  Running is a very simple, and often times a cheap sport but, don’t go cheap when it comes to shoes as they are a pretty important piece of equipment.
See you soon nasties —– ENFL
DREW