Welcome to XSNRG Running Club

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The Next Workout

Santa says you can have the day off for being so good this Year

Tuesday Night @ 6:30pm | December 25, 2018

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The Meeting Place

Leaside High School

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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

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Guest appearance @ Terry Fox Run in Kelowna B.C.

Darrell Fox, younger brother to Terry Fox and a former member of XSNRG, made an appearance at the 2018 Terry Fox in Kelowna, B.C.
He is joined by Joan and Mary ...

(sisters of Dan L) after the run. Darrell says hi to XSNRG!

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Membership Night: May 29

You're invited to XSNRG's annual membership night, right after the last Tuesday run in May (the 29th @ 8pm).

We're trying out a couple of new things this year. ...

Instead of our usual haunt, we'll be dining at local Leaside eatery, the Amsterdam Barrel House (on Laird Dr., by Longo's). The club will have the upstairs room for the event. And instead of having a pre-ordered meal at a set price for everyone, each club member will order off the menu and pay for their own meal, but the club will contribute $10 toward each member's meal.

You can pay for this coming year's membership of $50 at the same time.

And there's lots of free parking in the plaza.

See you there!

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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 ...

RSVP.

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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).

RSVP by NOVEMBER 28th!

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: ...

http://www.runtobeer.ca/

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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Coaches Corner

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Shorter Races are the Key to Long Distances Races

I would think running a 5 km race is not on everyone's bucket list. Most people are shooting for the big Marathon or Half-Marathon, but if you want to improve your longer distance times a lot of coaches will tell you to concentrate on the shorter races. A 5 km race can be very challenging because it requires speed and endurance, as well as strength and strategy. The focus on training for a 5 km race will not be on long runs and staying away from injuries, but on speed and stride efficiency. Longer runs will play a part in your training, but will be a secondary priority to your speed workouts. Think about it...if you can run at a 4:00 per kilometre pace in a 5 km race, then running at a 4:00 per kilometre pace in a marathon will seem a lot easier! Some proof that mastering shorter races is the key to success in longer distance races...both Paula Radcliff and Haile Gebrselassie held some of the fastest times in the world in the 5 km before breaking world records in the marathon distance!

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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