Earlier this year I made the decision to turn it up a notch with my running and began logging kilometres several times a week. When this journey commenced, I got accustomed to pounding the pavement solo until I joined the Black Toe Running/Nike Queen West Run Club here in Toronto. This phenomenal group that I run with on Wednesday evenings gives me the motivation on those days when I may not feel up to hitting the streets and that little extra push in improving my speed – not to mention the amazing new friendships I’ve formed with the other runners.
Due to the success of the existing run program at Black Toe, my friends at Nike Canada has re-launched and expanded the Nike+ Toronto Run Club to be more friendly to those who are just entering the world of running, challenging enough for seasoned runners and completely open and free to the public. The expansion will offer those part of the newly launched Gridlock Runners group more days of running, diverse training options, plus access to coaches and experts that can help you eat for endurance and increase speed.
What’s On The Nike+ Toronto Running Menu
- Mondays – Speed Work: These runs will be focused on assisting you increase your speed with weekly workouts
- Tuesdays – Rookie Runs: New to running? Then Tuesdays is made for you! This session will provide you with the key fundamentals to become a better runner.
- Thursdays – Nike’s Run Club: Bring your friends or come solo and make new ones as you pound the pavement in the city on either a 4K or 8K run
- Saturdays – Nike’s New Long Run: It’s officially marathon season. Whether you’re training for a half/full marathon or simply want to build up your endurance, this 12K+ run will help you with your distance training
The program is free, open to all ages and meets at the Nike Running Store at Toronto Eaton Centre; Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays @ 6:30pm and Saturdays at 10am. For additional information head to gridlockrunners.ca or feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you haven’t already, you may find me running the city streets on Wednesday evenings with the Nike Queen West run group. If you are looking to join us, we meet at 6:30pm sharp at BlackToe Running (on Bathurst just north of King St.) for either a 4k or 8k run. Look forward to hopefully seeing some of you out there!