Wednesday Oct 24 - Crisp and Cool


Route #4

The weather for running doesn't get much better than this. Join us 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. One last time for the year we will be running near the East Nashville Farmer’s 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.

Why We Start in Pace Groups

The primary reason we leave in pace groups is the gaps it creates between groups of runners. This helps with traffic flow at intersections and crossings - allowing cars and others to get through between our pace groups. We don’t want to be a parade! So, listen up for the your pace and start with that group, or wait for the next one. Please don’t start in between groups on your own. Our pace groups start at sub 8-min per mile and go in 30 second increments all the way to plus 10-min per mile.

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 wear something that creates or reflects light on Wednesday evenings. Nashville Running Company has several options you can purchase if you’re in need of some gear.

NRC Brew Swap

In lieu of a Pint Night in November, our friends at Nashville Running Company will be hosting a Beer Swap this Monday, October 29, 2018 at 6 PM. One great thing about Fall/Halloween is all of the festive beer. What better way to try them than with a Beer Swap! Bring two bottles of your favorite Fall-inspired brew(s) to share with others. Halloween treats provided.

2019 Half Marathon Training: Pace Leaders Needed

Starting each January, Spring Half Marathon Training is one of the largest undertakings for East Nasty. And this year we’re bringing back Full Marathon training, too! To pull it off, we need your help. We’re looking for pace leaders for all groups between 1:40 and 2:30 half marathon times, and an additional full marathon pacer. If you feel comfortable pacing one of those groups, please consider volunteering your time. Being a great pacer involves not only leading your group at an assigned pace, but also helping your group achieve their race goals. It’s a time commitment, but is incredibly rewarding to see the folks you’ve worked with cross the finish line, many for the first time. Training runs will take place on Saturday mornings, and we do ask for an attendance commitment. For volunteering your time, East Nasty will cover your race entry fee, throw a bangin’ party the night of the race, and rumor has it that there will be additional swag just for pacers this year! It’s a great way to give back and make some new friends. Please email Patrick Sullivan at:  for more information or to sign up to pace.

If you are looking to train with us, watch this blog for details coming soon!