Wednesday Oct 4 - Running Down a Dream

"There's something good waitin' down this road..." - Tom Petty

Route #4

This week we head back into Shelby Park for Route #4: The Big Shelby Loop. 99% percent of the time we need you to run on the left side of the road against traffic, but on this route it’s safer to run on the right side on Davidson Street once you’re in the park. When you make the right turn from Davidson to head up the Sevier/Naval hill, get back over to the left side of the road. Once again we will be running right past the East Nashville Farmers Market – please be extra courteous and share the roads and greenway with the families and kids that will be out there. It is important for us to be good neighbors so we can continue to use the park.

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.

Reflective and Lighted Gear

If you didn't wear your lighted gear last week, you will for sure need it this week – parts of Shelby Park get pretty dark. Please begin wearing something that creates or reflects light on Wednesday evenings. Nashville Running Company is right around the corner from our meeting spot and has several options you can purchase if you’re in need of some gear.

Pint Night, Fall Sale, and Trail Racing at NRC

Immediately following the run, head over the Nashville Running Company for their monthly pint night! NRC always offers a 10% discount to East Nasty runners, and this Wednesday they will kick off their big Fall Sale including: $50 Shoe Table! $75 Shoe Table! 25% OFF other select shoes,! 50% OFF Spring/Summer apparel! 25% OFF Zamst injury prevention products! Have a pint of some Yazoo and pick up some new gear! We will have a handful of East Nasty shirts available for purchase, too!

Easy trails...

We’ve all run the greenway in Shelby Bottoms, but if you’ve never run the trails there, then you’re missing out!  The Shelby Bottoms 6 Miler trail race is this Sunday October 8th - starting and finishing at Cornelia Fort Air Park. A perfect race for those looking to dip their toes into the art of trail racing with soft, flat, fast, wide track trails (even some single track too!) A portion of the race proceeds goes to Friends of Shelby Park and Bottoms – an org that keeps our ‘home’ park one of the best in the city.

...and challenging trails!

Running, by its very nature, attracts people who are driven. And one of the negatives of that is a preoccupation with PR’s. Obviously it's fun to run as fast as possible for a particular distance, but it's also fun to challenge yourself to run a really hard race course. NRC is hosting one of those on Sunday, October 22nd: The Defeated Creek Trail Half Marathon. Let me give you one guarantee: you will not PR! But, it is a great opportunity to get off the roads and do something really tough.