April 23 - Country Music Week
This is a big week for a lot of East Nasties, the culmination of a lot of hard work. Enjoy this week and everything associated the race, because you've earned it.
First, some running advice: there is nothing you can do between now and race day to run faster, but there is a lot you can do to make yourself run slower! In other words, be smart this week: allow your body to absorb all the work that you have put in over the last 16 weeks. Don't do any hard/long running this week, don't eat anything new or different just because you're "carbo-loading", and hold back on the celebrating until Saturday night.
Wednesday, April 23
6 a.m. or 6 p.m. at the corner of 11th and Holly. It's going to be a great night for a run.
Remember, cross the street at intersections, and stay to the left when going down the Lillian hill into the park. As a side note, at some point this run is going to change. Metro is putting in a greenway that will take us down the Lillian hill into Shelby- improving both runner safety and traffic flow. Thanks Nashville!
After the run - head over to The Basement to see our very own Drew Jones for his pre-marathon night of comedy. Who knows, you might even get heckled!
Thursday, April 24
6 p.m. at the corner of 11th and Holly. Our "workout" consists of an easy 3-4 miles. Enjoy!
Packet Pick Up
If you are running the half marathon, we will have pace leaders for 1:30, 1:45, 2:00, 2:15 and 2:30. Check the blog later this week for race morning corral numbers, then change to that corral if you are not already in it. Note: marathon security has gotten tighter, so if you are going to change corrals, make sure that you do it at the expo, and don't just try to move forward race morning.
East Nasty Picture
Last year, for obvious reasons, no one stuck around the finish line to get a picture. We want to correct that! Once you finish your race, grab some fluids and go to the family reunion area. We will meet under the letter "E". Hang around as long as you can to congratulate your fellow Nasties, and hopefully get a group photo.
Our post-race party is going to be a great time. This year, we're going to be catered by Edley's, so it would be helpful if we had an idea of numbers. If you are a facebook person, take a moment to RSVP to the event. Then just show up at 6 p.m. (It will be in the Pavillion at the corner of 11th and Fatherland.)