Welcome to XSNRG Running Club

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The Next Workout

Mallory Cres

Tuesday Night @ 6:30pm | February 20, 2018

1x5'(2'RI), 5x2'(1'RI),1x5'
easy jog for recovery
520m per loop


The Meeting Place

Leaside High School


The Weather

X-S-N-R-G = excess energy!

XSNRG is a running club that provides runners of all levels weekly coached interval training to develop strength, stamina, and speed, in a supportive and social environment. From beginners to accomplished competitive runners, no one is too slow or too fast to run with XSNRG – all you need is the desire to train and improve your running!

Structured workouts will help you improve, but they are not always easy to do on your own. Our Tuesday night workouts, led by coaches, make it easy, give you company, and help keep you motivated with your running.

Meeting Locations The club meets in the Leaside area every Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m. and runs to a different workout location each week, focusing either on speed intervals or hill training. A typical workout includes a warm-up, cool-down, coaching tips on technique and the workout, and is usually finished by 8:00 p.m.

  • May through September: Sunnybrook Park in the Sports Pavilion parking lot on the upper fields
  • October through April: Leaside High School

NO ONE is too slow or too fast to run with XSNRG. All that is needed is the desire to run with others and to improve. Join us for our Tuesday Night Workouts … you’ll have fun and improve your running – all because of XSNRG’s workouts!

If you are able to run at least 6 to 8 km, you are ready to come out and increase your endurance, power and speed with XSNRG.

About the Workouts
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Every Tuesday evening @ 6:30 pm sharp the club leaves as a group for a warmup jog to a different weekly workout run.

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Workouts are organized and led by club coaches and consist of running intervals and will vary weekly from hills to speed.

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Stretches, warmups and cool downs start and finish every workout.

Club News

running icon January 28, 2017

AGM Feb. 7th

The AGM will be held Tuesday February 7th, post-workout at the Granite Brewery (245 Eglinton Ave. East). Dinner is on the club. Watch out for the Evite to ...


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Season Social, post workout, Dec. 6th 8pm

Join your fellow XSNRG-peeps to let loose, chat about your FANTASTIC running season and enjoy a selection of veggie, meat and gluten-free platters.

We'll have ...

the par-tay on the second floor of Againt the Grain (in the Longos Plaza on Laird - there should be ample parking).


Cost (pay on the night):

$25 for members (the club is subsidizing the cost)
$35 for non-members

Please keep the club coffers in mind: if you RSVP yes, the club will be on the hook to pay for you even if you don't show - contact Julie ASAP if can't make it.

Please bring sweets to share if you feel so inclined.

Ho Ho Ho Happy Running Feet!

If you didn't get the Evite, go here: http://evite.me/W3E5qDUXQD

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Wanted: male participants for research study on endurance-trained runners

Eric Williamson, a graduate student in the Metabolism and Sport Science lab here at U of T is looking for: male endurance-trained runners aged 18-50. Perks? Body ...

composition and fitness assessment (VO2max and strength test) using modern technology; An opportunity to make a difference in the scientific community; Compensation for your time.

For more details see Membership Xtra Newsletter coming out soon.

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Upcoming Races ....

In our club e-mail inbox were alerts from race directors about two upcoming races:

June 19: RunTObeer, 5k, 10k, 5k and 3k. I'm guessing it's in Toronto? Site: ...


September 24: "Brave.TO". 5km, Scarborough, race. Site: https://cause2give.unxvision.com/P2PWeb/Default.aspx?EventId=1084&LanguageId=1

For more details see Membership Xtra Newsletter coming out soon (if you don't receive it let Andrew or Julie know).

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Core Workouts

Coach Zoe has provided an article demonstrating the exercises and proper technique to strengthen that 6 or 8 pack and the surrounding core muscle area.

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great at the beach this summer and run faster at the same time!

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Membership Drive Night: MAY 31st

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! Our annual Membership Drive Night will be held on May 31st, after our workout. We'll be heading to our usual spot (The Granite). Watch this space - ...

more details will be coming soon.

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Coaches Corner

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Seasonal Break

As we head into the depths of fall and on into winter, most of us have done our big races for the season and are in recovery or maintenance mood. A good time of the Year to get over those nagging injuries and do some cross training. Give your body a break. I know if you have been running well over the Year you don't won't to loose the momentum you have built up. However, running is hard on our bodies. If you have been doing three hard workouts a week cut it down to one. For instance on your long run cut your pace time down. You will feel a lot better after the run and your body will recover faster.

I did my last "big" race a couple of weeks ago and like the idea of coasting out the rest of the Year and planning races for next Year. In the New Year start building up again. Maybe you are doing Around the Bay, then a Marathon in the Spring. Build it up as best you can January through March. Maybe some tread mill runs or cross training maybe needed because of poor weather conditions.

At XSNRG, we run all Year round outside. It feels a lot easier to run with a group at a specified time. Gets you out the door and gets some time in on your feet. Don't feel the need to go crazy at XS during the winter months. Maybe some nights will probably be better than others. On these nights you can push it a little harder.

Happy winter running!

"Running should be a lifelong activity. Approach it patiently and intelligently, and it will reward you for a long, long time." -Michael Sargent


Contact Us
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General Enquiries

John Petrosoniak

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Socials and Events

Julie Anderson

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Technical Enquiries

Ed Wong