Wednesday June 21 - The Heat Is On

Can you believe we are almost halfway through 2017? Welcome to the summer quarter of East Nasty! We start our cycle of 12 runs all over again this week with Route #1. Board members leading this quarter of Wednesday nights are Duane, your favorite ginger Meg, and the one and only Drew Jones. Look for them each week making announcements and getting the run going. Our typical Middle Tennessee summer has arrived - which means you need to be aware of the heat on your runs. Be sure you are hydrating before, during, and after the run. We provide water after the run, but on really hot evenings we often run low - so it's always a good idea to bring your own.

Route #1

After crushing The Nasty last week, we will start back at the beginning of our 12 week cycle with Route #1: One Hilly 5(ish)K. (It’s actually not quite a 5K, but just 3 miles. Thus the “ish”) We meet at the corner of 11th & Holly at 6pm. We run every Wednesday – rain or shine. This is a great week to invite someone new! If you do, encourage them to READ HERE for info on how our Wednesday night runs work. After the run, it should be a great night to recover with a pint at 3 Crow Bar.

Lasty Nasty & Potato to Tomato

If you are a run/walker we normally encourage you to join our Lasty Nasty group that gets a bit of a head start each week. However, our free Couch-to-5K Training Program started this week and our Lasty Nasties participate in that. If you're a run/walker, it's not too late to join them! Get details on our Potato-to-Tomato page and meet them at the Shelby Park Nature Center at 6pm.

Cup Cleaning Raffle

We will announce our Q2 Cup Cleaning Volunteer Raffle Winner at the run this week! Sign up/entry for Q3 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 Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. 5) Bring the cups back to the run the next week.

CycleBar Gulch Free Class

CycleBar Gulch, a new indoor cycling studio, is offering East Nasties (and their friends and family) a chance to check out the studio and ride in their own, personal ride on Monday June 26th at 6:30pm before the doors officially open in July. There are 47 slots available and will fill up fast. Feel free to invite your friends and family and take advantage of this great offer. Register here:

Trail Running with Nashville Running Company

Ever tried trail running? Check out NRC's summer trail running training program - RunWILD: Summer Lovin'. A a 14-week training program (starting July 8th) that will get you ready for fall trail races such as: Defeated Creek Trail Half Marathon, Table Rock Ultras, and the Shelby Park 6 Miler. The program, which will be capped at 60 participants, will include a customized training plan; Saturday morning trail runs at different trails in and around Middle Tennessee; the best hill workouts you have ever had each Tuesday evening; footwear, nutrition, and apparel vendor showcases; and social events with a lot of really fun people. Register using the code '2NASTY' for a $10 discount! Register HERE.

Tomato 5k

If you haven't yet, you need to sign up for the East Nashville Tomato 5k ! Why? Because it is East Nasty’s adopted “homecoming” race, it supports our local Y, and the race is just the start of a great day in East Nashville - Tomato Fest Day! Register here. When you register put your team name as “East Nasty”! Tip: Act fast! It looks like the early registration price is still active!