Wednesday Dec 6 - Hello, December
After running The Nasty last week, we have completed our cycle of 12 routes. But we still have a few weeks left in the year. So, for the month of December we will run some favorites before starting our sequence over on Jan 3rd, 2018.
This week is Route #3: Musica. There will be some great views from the bridge and through downtown of the city all lit up for the holidays. This is an out and back route, so you can choose your milage. It’s about 4 miles if you turn around right after crossing the pedestrian bridge. It’s about 5 miles if you turn around at Cummins Station. And it’s about 6.3 if you do the whole thing. This route is a great way to see downtown, but there are lots of intersections and traffic on this route. Please please obey traffic signals, use crosswalks, don't dart out into traffic, and be especially courteous to pedestrians!
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 5:30pm and join our Lasty Nasty Group.
Pint Night at NRC: Timex Wear Test & Hot Chocolate 15K & 5K
Tomorrow is an extra special PINT NIGHT! Timex Sports will be in store at 5:15pm for a wear test before the run! After the run, grab a brew, and join the Hot Chocolate 15K & 5K rep as she provides giveaways and info about the race!
(Note from Lee: "Even though we don't carry Timex, we like bringing in certain products so our customers can enjoy a variety of gear and would love any feedback from you!")
2018 Half Marathon Training: Pace Leaders Needed
The Half Marathon Training program is coming together, but we are still in need of some more pacers. If you feel comfortable pacing for our 1:50 & 2:00 pace groups, please consider volunteering your time. The long training runs will take place on Saturday mornings, starting at 8am and range from 5 miles at the start of training, and culminate to a 14 mile run a few weeks prior to race day. For volunteering your time, East Nasty will cover your race entry fee & throw a bangin' party for you and everyone you've helped cross the finish line, the night of the race. It's a great way to give back & make some new friends. Please email Patrick Sullivan at firstname.lastname@example.org with your desired pace or if you're willing to take either pace.
If you are looking to train with us, watch this blog for details coming later this week!
Holiday Party Next Week!
Our annual holiday party is set for next Wednesday - December 13th. We’ll have our normal run, then immediately afterward everyone is invited to join us at Phil & Gretchen Zimmerman’s house just down the street from our meeting spot for some food and drinks. (Note: We ask that you don’t go over to the Zimmerman’s early. Please wait until after the run, so we can get everything set up properly. Thanks!) This is also a time where we get a list of our “members”. East Nasty is under the umbrella of the Road Runners Club of America, and there are costs associated with that along with our operations. So, if you consider yourself a part of East Nasty, we ask each of you to bring $$ to help us offset these costs. This allows us to keep doing all the things we do – such as offer free half and full marathon training, a free couch to 5k program, our big Post-Marathon Party, insurance for the club, etc. We’ll also have some East Nasty gear for sale if you are looking for Christmas gifts!