Friday, July 28, 2006

Crazy Running Story

So you think you are an endurance athlete? Check out this story.

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Turn down the heat

If this long spell of hot, humid weather is getting you down try running early in the morning.

Not only is it cooler but the air quality is much better early in the morning before the sun has had a chance to bake the low level ozone.

It's also a great way to start your day and feel energized for the day ahead.

For more tips on hot weather running, click here.

Monday, July 24, 2006

Free Passes

I have a limited amount of free passes to the Can-Fit-Pro Consumer Fitness and Wellness day on Friday August the 25th.

If you would like one, please e-mail me at First come first served!

Friday, July 21, 2006

Consumer Fitness and Wellness Day

Interested in what's going on in the fitness industry?

Come on out to the Can-Fit-Pro Consumer Fitness and Wellness Day on Friday, August 25th at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. There'll be education sessions, keynote address and a huge trade show.

Check out for all the details.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Measuring your runs

Looking for a simple way to measure your running routes?

Check out Using Google Maps you can plot your run and it will tell you how far you've gone. Not 100% accurate but close enough.

Friday, July 14, 2006

A great weekend for races

Don't forget to join us TONIGHT July 14th for the Nissan Foundation 5K at the Docks and on Sunday at the Arthritis Society 5K/10K in Ajax.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Nissan Foundation 5K at the Docks

Don't forget to join your friends at Hit The Road for our next social event at the Nissan Foundation 5K at the Docks.

Also keep an eye out for Michal Kapral who is attempting the 5K joggling world record. He has to beat 16:55, a record that has stood for 20 years.

Running Free Member Appreciation Sale

Check out this link for the Running Free Member Appreciation sale.

Monday, July 10, 2006

SickKids Fitness for Runners Classes

SickKids Fitness for Runners classes.

The Fitness for Runners program is a weekly workout session for runners or those who want to become runners. Each weekly one hour session will consist of a warm up, short group run, strength and conditioning workout and stretching session trained by a Certified Personal Trainer.

Combining Strength, conditioning and stretching into your workouts will help prevent injury, increase your resting metabolic rate (which will help you maintain a healthy body weight), make everyday activities easier and make you a healthier individual.

Classes are suitable for those who currently run or those who would like to become runners whatever your distance or pace, all exercises can be adapted according to your current fitness level. Beginner runners will also receive an 'Up and Running' program to follow which will progress you to running a 5K within 10 weeks.

Classes will be held at:
Room 5402 Black Wing,
Hospital for Sick Children,
555 University Ave,

Classes run every Monday from 5:30 - 6:30pm, starting July 17th.

Cost is $30 per calendar month.
Sign up for 2 months for only $55.
Sign up for 3 months for only $80.

Sign Up Bonus - Sign Up for 3 months and receive the remainder of July for FREE!

For sign up or more information contact:

Tony Denford, PTS
(647) 882 9755

Friday, July 07, 2006

It's Racing Season

Wow, there's a tonne of races coming up in the next few weeks.

July 7th - Whitby - Ultima 5000M Road Race
July 8th - Durham Forest - 5 Peaks Trail Run
July 14th - Downtown - Nissan Foundation 5K
July 16th - Ajax - Arthritis Society 5K and 10K
July 19th - Everywhere - 20 Minute challenge
July 29th - Oshawa - Durham 1/4 marathon

Don't forget to join us on the 8th for our next group run at Durham Forest and on the 14th at the Nissan Foundation 5K for our next social event as well as the SickKids team graduation run.

Also, sign up for the 20 minute challenge for free and receive a free hat!

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Personalized Program Design

Tired of following training programs that you can get out of a magazine that do not take your schedule, ability or goals into account?

Hit The Road offers personalized training programs that work for you, on your schedule, with your goals. All programs are designed by a certified personal trainer based on your personal situation.

There are three options available.

Option 1 - 12 week personalized program design. After telling us about your situation and goals we design a workout program which fits your life. You receive a 12 week training program that covers running, strength training and stretching exercises. This program is available for $50.

Option 2 - 12 week personalized program design with updates. Similar to the above option but based on your feedback to the program, you receive an updated plan after weeks 4 and 8. This program is available for $70.

Option 3 - 12 week performance program. Designed for the more serious athlete. More detailed workout program PLUS three personal training sessions to ensure you are performing the workouts properly and effectively and monthly program updates based on your feedback. All appointments are made at a time and place convenient to you. This program is available for $300.

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Midsummer Night's Run

I'm sure you'll be interested in this brand new race which is happening in Toronto this August 19th.

A Midsummer Night's Run will be a magical evening of running staged on Toronto's East end trails and Lake Ontario. The run will start before the sun sets and will be finished by the light of the moon. Shakespeare's own words well describe this night as being "... swift as a shadow, short as any dream..."

Saturday, August 19th, 2006 - 8:00pm start time at the Keating Channel Pub at Cherry and Villiers Street. 30KM run/2 person relay or a 15KM walk in support of The Arthritis Society.

Check out their website for more information