Sunday February 20...
This week, 2/20 we meet at 9 am in Percy Warner Park. In the News...
In the early days, the Country Music Marathon (full that is...) passed through the heart of East Nashville during miles 20-24. The runners loved that part of the route because of the community support, but they complained about the hills. So they changed the course, and for the last couple of years, the runners went out and back on Davidson when they went to Shelby Park. This year, they've changed the course, and added five points back to the course! In fact the course is going to pass right past our Wednesday night meeting spot! Very cool, check it out here.
Speaking of marathons... it looks like the 2013 Boston Marathon qualification standards are getting tougher. Just another reason to join us on Wednesday nights and Sunday mornings!
Finally, Nashville's own Andrew Bumbalough (Brentwood Academy '05), just finished 2nd in the USA Cross Country championships! He will go on to represent the USA at the world cross championships, which has been called the 2nd most competitive running race in the world...(behind the Kenyan qualifying race for the World Cross Country championships...)
Update: Insane...here are the results from the Kenyan National Cross Country Championships. Remember, the men run 12k, not 10k. Maybe even worse, check out the junior men! 10th place: 23:47 for 8k (5 miles)
Ladies: You have two more chances to order an East Nasty Lululemon tank top: Sunday (2/20) or Wednesday (2/23). You can order a white or a black tank. They are $30 and you will need to pay for it when you place the order. This is new, and we will not be ordering extras, so be sure to place an order if you want one.
Guys, we have not forgotten you. We will have a size run of the Nike tech-t that we will be ordering. It will probably be available on Wednesday... Women can also order a t-shirt if interested.
This Sunday's Run (2/20)
This Sunday, another 10 minute addition. 80, 90 or 100+ minutes for novice, intermediate, advanced runners. There will be groups running on the trails or the roads. The main advanced group will be running the red, white and blue trails. This is a tough run - probably approaching 2 hours for many runners, so you may want to bring fluids. The weather tomorrow looks incredible!
The Brunch...check it out, and sign up to bring something!
Remember, 9am Percy Warner Park. See you there! (next week we will head back to Shelby.)
The East Nasty shoe donation program is going strong, but we need more shoes. Specifically guys - we need your used shoes. We have had several requests for men's shoes, and we are running low. I know that we have a bunch of new runners, so please look through your closet and bring us your old trainers!