Wednesday January 4, 2012

In this post: First Wednesday run of 2012, shoe donations, 1/2 marathon training, couch to 5k training, brunch and facebook...

Happy New Year!

The new year means that our Wednesday night runs start over with Route #1.  It's almost exactly 5k, so it's a good week to invite a friend. As always, we meet Wednesday at 6pm at the corner of 11th & Holly in East Nashville. Be sure to wear your reflective gear and maybe a headlamp.

Leave your shoes behind on January 11

East Nasty collects old shoes, cleans them, and donates shoes that still have life in them to local schools, track clubs, and to our own couch to 5kers.  We collect shoes every week, but next Wednesday, January 11 we are going to have a big shoe drive.  We're calling all our runners to "leave their shoes behind."  Hopefully Santa brought you a new pair of shoes, because after you run next week we want you to leave your old shoes behind.  (We could use your shoe boxes as well.)

1/2 Marathon Training

East Nasty's world famous 1/2 marathon / marathon training begins officially this Sunday at 9 a.m. in Shelby Park.  Click here for more details, including two important notes: (1) Amanda Tungett is going to be leading the Thursday night workouts, and (2) Daniel Hudgins (with help from The Blaze) will be leading full marathon training.


Yum. Yum. Yum.  We will have our first brunch of the year after the Sunday run.  Check back here Friday for more details.

Couch to 5k

Are you are looking to train this new year, but a half marathon is a little too much to take on right now?  Nashville Running Company is going to hold a couch to 5k training program this winter.  Click here for more details because it starts soon!

Facebook & Twitter

We have a brand new Facebook page at: Be sure to 'like' us (you can use the button in the right hand column of this blog) to get updates, connect, and share with other East Nasties on Facebook. Find other runners to train with, info about upcoming races and events, share discount codes, even check out photos from our Christmas party. (If you were a part of the old Facebook 'Group' page, be sure to 'like' the new page as we will eventually shut the 'Group' page down). Also, you can follow us on Twitter at: